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 ASIF

Member organisations

ASIF’s Mission

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.

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02 April 2018
ASIF name change

At the recent AGM, members voted to change the name of ASIF to:

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ASIF Projects

International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis

The International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis (IMAS) is a research initiative assessing the impac

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EULAR Members’ Presentation Slides 2019

We plan to show, on a loop, a presentation of information about ASIF members on a TV screen in our b

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World AS Day

This year World AS Day is on Saturday 4 May.

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