Thank you for visiting the event page for ASIF’s Delay to Diagnosis Report virtual launch.

The event takes place on Wednesday 7 July and is available at two different times to accommodate all time-zones.

Our virtual launch promises to be a significant moment in this year’s axSpA calendar. The launch is also an important milestone for ASIF’s Delay to Diagnosis project. It brings together insights from two international Global Forum workshops held in Autumn 2020, and the findings from the latest axSpA literature. The report marks a significant point in ASIF’s mission to raise awareness of the key challenges in axSpA diagnosis - and to build momentum around the urgency of overcoming them.

The events will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to hear from leading axSpA experts on the Delay to Diagnosis report findings; and explore what needs to happen next if we are to make progress in reducing the current 7-year average delay.

Presentations will highlight key elements from the report, including:

    Personal perspectives on the lived reality of delayed axSpA diagnosis

    The global barriers to achieving timely diagnosis

    Best-practice and opportunities for addressing the delay

Event attendees can join a live panel discussion involving presenters and other report contributors.

Reflecting the global nature of the report has been developed, and to help support the widest possible attendance, two separate launch events are being held to accommodate all time-zones.

Easterly time-zones launch event

  • Date: Wednesday 7 July
  • Time: 08:30-10:00 BST
  • Platform: Zoom (webinar format)
  • Confirmed panel members:
    • Dr Shashank Akerkar: Consultant Rheumatologist, Mumbai Arthritis Clinic and Research Centre and Founder of StandForAS Foundation, India
    • Dr Floris van Gaalen: Consultant Rheumatologist, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
    • Dr Dale Webb: CEO, National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society, United Kingdom
    • Annie McPherson: President, AS Victoria, Australia
    • Kel Arceo: Patient advocate, Philippines
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Westerly time-zones launch event

  • Date: Wednesday 7 July
  • Time: 16:00-17:30 BST
  • Platform: Zoom (webinar format)
  • Confirmed panel members:
    • Dr Muhammad Asim Khan: Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, USA
    • Dr Wilson Bautista: Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospital Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
    • Lillann Wermskog: Leader, Spondylitis Association of Norway
    • Maranda van Dam: Chairperson, Axial Spondyloarthritis Association of South Africa
    • Ricky White: Patient advocate and President of Walk AS One, USA
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