Welcome to the Canadian Spondylitis Association

The Canadian Spondylitis Association is a Non-Profit national patient association formed in April 2006 to support and to advocate for those suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis and associated spondyloarthritis diseases including Psoriatic Arthritis, Enteropathic Arthritis and Reactive Arthritis. Learn more about the CSA, click here.

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Request for Volunteers
The Ontario Best Practice Research Imitative (OBRI) is recruiting volunteers with Ankylosing Spondylitis or Psoriatic Arthritis for a rheumatology workshop in June. The aim of the workshop is to standardize the examination of patients with spondyloarthritis. Rheumatology investigators from across Ontario will be trained at this workshop using patient volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jennifer Boyle at
OBRI Workshop Details
Date: June 20th
Time 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Toronto Western Hospital
Parking: Will be covered by OBRI
Patients are asked to wear shorts and tank tops for the workshop


Canadian Spondylitis Association

Eighth Annual General Meeting


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

12:00 Noon ET 


 1. Approval of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. 
2. P
resident’s Report. 
Treasurer’s Report and Approval of the Financial Statements for the year-ended March 31, 2014.
4. Appointment of Auditor.
5. Election of Officials: Nomination and election of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. 

          Nominations for Officials:

          President: Michael Mallinson

          Vice-President:  Judy Sparkes-Giannou

                    Secretary: Donna Fedon

                    Treasurer:  To be named 
6. Election of Directors.  
The nominated Directors for 2014 to 2016 are:
                     Don Bindon, British Columbia
                     Donna Fedon, Manitoba
                     Michael Mallinson, Ontario
                     Walker Young, Ontario
   Manon Roberge, Quebec
Judy Sparkes-Giannou, Newfoundland

7. Motion to close the AGM


Notice of the eighth

The Eighth Annual General Meeting will be held by teleconference at 12:00 noon EDT on Wednesday, June 11, 2013. All Members may attend and vote.

To attend, please email info@spondylitis.ca for the free call-in number and access code

or call (416) 694-5493 and provide your name, address and telephone number.

The Agenda will be posted at www.spondylitis.ca


8ième Assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) 2014
Mercredi le 11 juin 2014 à 12h00 heure avancée de l'Est (HAE).

La 8ième Assemblée générale annuelle se tiendra via téléphone conférence à midi heure avancée de l’Est le mercredi 11 juin 2014. Tous les membres peuvent y participer et exercer leur droit de vote.

Pour participer, envoyer un courriel à l’adresse : info@spondylitis.ca
ou communiquer avec nous par téléphone au 416-694-5493. Veuillez fournir votre nom, adresse et numéro de téléphone. Nous vous ferons parvenir le numéro de téléphone ainsi que le code d’accès requis pour participer à l’AGA.

L’ordre du jour sera disponible sur le site internet de l’Association Canadienne de Spondylarthrite. www.spondylitis.ca 

L’assemblée sera tenue en anglais


 Toronto Western Hospital, Main Auditorium
Thursday – March 27, 2014; 6:30 – 8:30PM

Video Presentations 

Mr. MICHAEL MALLINSON, President – Canadian Spondylitis Association (CSA)
Welcoming Remarks, Overview of the CSA 
 Dr. NIGIL HAROON, Rheumatologist, Co-Director – Spondylitis Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital  
Video Presentation - Welcome & Current concepts on the cause of Ankylosing Spondylitis 

 Dr. ROBERT D. INMAN, Rheumatologist, Director – Spondylitis Clinic, Toronto Western Hospital
Video Presentation - Update on the medical treatment of AS 

Mr. CHRISTOPHER HAWKE, Physiotherapist, Spondylitis Clinic, UHN – Toronto Western Hospital
 Video Presentation - Non-pharmacologic treatment of AS: Exercise 

Debra MacGarvie (Registered Dietitian)
Video  Presentation – Eating Well

Mr. Ken Wong, AS Patient
Video Presentation - Living with AS

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