Membership - rules and how to apply

How to become an ASIF member organisation

Every national (or regional) AS patient organisation whose purposes are compatible with the ASIF constitution, is invited to become an ASIF member. One of the aims of ASIF is to support the development of newly formed axSpA societies and to facilitate the cooperation with other axSpA groups. A full list of ASIF's aims can be found in the Constitution. To ensure membership is accessible to all organisations, regardless of size, there is no membership fee.

To apply

Please write to the ASIF president stating your interest in becoming a member, including information about your organisation. Please email your application to The ASIF Council reserves the right to reject applications for membership.

Termination of membership

ASIF member organisations may terminate their membership in writing and shall confirm that their decision has been arrived at in accordance with their own voting procedures. ASIF member organisations may be removed by not less than 2/3 of all votes cast at a Council Meeting provided that all member organisations have had at least 30 days notice of the proposed removal. To date, the Council has not made use of this right.