In autumn 2020, ASIF hosted two Global Forum events. These conferences brought together patients, healthcare professionals and representatives of patient organisations from 24 countries across five continents.
At the meeting on 13 October, Dr Dale Webb, Chief Executive of NASS (the UK’s patient organisation) presented what is known about the delay to diagnosis; he talked about findings from existing research, including the International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis. You can watch his presentation below. We held a lively and valuable session, during which we separated into smaller groups each consisting of patients, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, patient organisation representatives and other healthcare professionals from different countries. The discussions focussed on: