Established in 1988, the Axial Spondyloarthritis International Federation aims to increase public awareness and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world
Member organisations in ASIFMember organisations
Austria, Belgium Flanders, Belgium Wallonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, France (ACS), France (AFS), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Moldavia, Netherlands, Norway (Bekhterev Norge), Norway (Spafo Norge), Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine
To increase awareness of Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and knowledge of the disease around the world to a key stakeholders be they people living with axSpA, health care professionals, researchers, pharmaceutical organisations, policy makers or the general public.
ASIF is a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales Charity # 1173902
Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that encompasses radiographic (Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and non-radiographic (nr-axSpA) forms. It is a rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints. Called Morbus Bechterew in some European countries. It can lead to chronic pain, structural damage and disability.
axSpA places a huge physical impact and psychological stress on patients which can disrupt every aspect of their life and its quality including mobility, sleep, work and relationships. It is a poorly understood disease that causes patients to worry for their future.Read More