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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SPECIAL SESSION FOR THOSE LIVING WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

    

We are holding a special session to learn more from individuals who are potentially living or diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) or individuals who have the following symptoms longer than 3 months:

  • Pain in the lower back and buttocks

  • Stiffness and pain while resting or sitting

  • Alleviated pain while moving

  • Stiff back upon awakening

     

    We would like to understand more about your journey in terms of: seeking help getting diagnosed, sources of information, education required and what other support is required.

     

    At this session, you will be meeting other individuals who are facing a similar situation and collaborating with professional facilitators to come up with solutions that can help others deal with this issue. 

     

    As well, meet with Rheumatologists, physiotherapists, doctors and pharmacists who have a special interest in this area and wish to understand more and help.

     

    You may be qualified for participation if you:

  • Are aged 21-65

  • Have been diagnosed or potentially have AS

  • You may also be eligible if you have suffered from this condition in the past 

Below are some additional details on the session:

  • Who: for  patients living with AS

  • What: An 8-hour session. You will be compensated for your participation in the session. Compensation details will be provided upon approval of participation. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

  • Where:  Downtown Toronto. Venue details will be provided upon confirmation of your availability.

  • Session Date:

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 (12pm – 8pm)

     

    We look forward to hearing whether you are interested in participating in our patient-centred session. A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event with confirmation of your participation.

     

    If interested, please contact me at 416-646-3502 or mail your response to Dhui@ariad.ca

    I may also be following up this email with a phone call, to answer any questions you may have.

Donna Hui Senior Account Director 
Ariad Healthcare 
PatientConsumer360 
t. 416 646 3502 m. 416 606 7756

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL SESSION FOR THOSE LIVING WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

We are holding a special session to learn more from individuals who have Psoriasis or potentially living or diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) or individuals who may have some of the following symptoms longer than 2 weeks:

  • Frequent pain, stiffness or swelling in and around joints (knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, fingers, toes)

  • Stiff joints for 30 minutes or more especially in the morning

  • Patches of thick, red, flaky, or scaly skin

  • Changes to fingernails, such as pitting or separation from the nail bed

     

    We would like to understand more about your journey in terms of: seeking help getting diagnosed, sources of information, education required and what other support is required.

    At this session, you will be meeting other individuals who are facing a similar situation and collaborating with professional facilitators to come up with solutions that can help others deal with this issue.

    As well, meet with Rheumatologists, dermatologists, doctors and pharmacists who have a special interest in this area and wish to understand more and help.

    You may be qualified for participation if you:

  • Are aged 21-65

  • Potentially have Psoriasis or PsA or have been diagnosed with PsA

  • You may also be eligible if  you have suffered from this condition in the past

    Below are some additional details on the session:

  • Who: for patients living with PsA

  • What: An 8-hour session. You will be compensated for your participation in the session. Compensation details will be provided upon approval of participation. Lunch and dinner will be provided.

  • Where: Downtown Toronto. Venue details will be provided upon confirmation of your availability.

  • Session Date:
    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 (12pm – 8pm)

    We look forward to hearing whether you are interested in participating in our patient-centred session. A more detailed agenda will be provided closer to the event with confirmation of your participation.

    If interested, please contact me at 416-646-3502 or mail your response to Dhui@ariad.ca

    I may also be following up this email with a phone call, to answer any questions you may have.

    Sincerely,

    Donna Hui Senior Account Director Ariad Healthcare
    PatientConsumer360 t. 416 646 3502
    m. 416 606 7756

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS PATIENT FORUM
 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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