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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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.




October 19, 2014, Victoria B.C,

The BC Chapter of the CSA and The Arthritis Society BC & Yukon are co-sponsoring a free Spondyloarthritis forum.  Patients and family members are invited to attend this forum. This will be a perfect opportunity for you to learn more about the diseases and their treatment regimens in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments will be provided.  

Location: Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre 1330 Fairfield Rd., Victoria

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 PM., Parking at Sir James Douglas School next door

Speakers: Rheumatologist Dr. Andy Chalmers will do a presentation on the diseases in the Spondylitis group and answer your questions.

Please pre-register by calling The Arthritis Society at 1-866-414-7766 or online at registration@bc.arthritis.ca



 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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