Established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world
Member organisations in ASIF
Austria, Belgium/Flanders, Belgium/Wallonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary/Budapest, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldavia, Netherlands, Russia, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
ASIF was established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world.
ASIF is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Charity # 1173902
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)A rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints, is also called ‘Morbus Bechterew’ in some European countries. You will find this popular name of the disease in the name of some European AS societies.
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