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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Latest events

 

2014 Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient Forums

Presented by
Canadian Spondylitis Association
Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada
The Arthritis Society 

 

Patients with AS and their family members are encouraged to attend.

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 St. JOHN’s, NL.
 

Main Auditorium, Health Sciences Centre, 300 Prince Phillip Parkway from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 

This forum is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.  

Speakers: 

Dr. Proton Rahman, Rheumatologist, “Trends and Treatment”. 

Michael Luke, Kinesiologist, on the Power of Movement. 

Cyril Lee, AS Patient, a Patient’s Perspective. 

Please pre-register by calling The Arthritis Society (705) 579-8190 

Or Message us on Facebook “Ankylosing Spondylitis Support Group (ASSG) of NL”.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 EDMONTON, AB. 

University of Alberta, Bernard Snell Hall, 8440 112 Street from 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon. Registration opens at 9:00 am. 

This forum is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.   

Speakers: 

Dr. Walter Maksymowych, Rheumatologist, “Early Diagnosis of Spondylitis; How do we make it and why does it matter?” 

Physiotherapist and Patient Speaker – To Be Announced. 

Please pre-register online at http://www.ankylosingspondylitis.eventbrite.com/ 

Or by contacting Doug Batchelder on (780) 457-7494 or by email at gdb@cruzinternet.com

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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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