Ankylosing spondylitis society in Austria:

Österreichische Vereinigung Morbus Bechterew (ÖVMB) 
Founded in 1984


Obere Augartenstr. 26-28 
A-1020 Wien 
Tel: (+43-1) 3322810 (Wed. 15.oo-17.oo h) 
Fax: (+43-1) 3322810 
Internet home page: 

Präsident Hofrat Ing. Paul Pocek, Hellwagstr. 4-8/2/7, A-1200 Wien, Tel. (+43-664) 214 90 38, eMail:
International contacts  Mrs. Ruth Kurz, Wildgansgasse 3, A-7400 Oberwart, Tel. (+43-3352) 32305,
Membership 1. Jan. 2012 1426paying members, including 1255 patients with ankylosing spondylitis. 109 Sponsors
Local branches  46 local branches with weekly exercises
Medical advisors Dr. med. Bernhard Kürten, FA für Innere Medizin / Rheumatologie, FA für Physikalische Medizin und allg. Rehabilitation; Kurarzt, Wahlarzt; Stubnergasse 1, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, +43 (0)6432 / 213 21
Newsletter  «morbus bechterew AKTIV» 
Frequency  4 per annum

Newsletter Editor


Board of ÖVMB

Monika Honis, Steingasse 154, 9020 Klagenfurt, +43 (0)463 / 34 06 8
Further publications  Information folder
Important events in past 
and coming year
2011: Sonnwendfeier («Berge in Flammen») im Gasteinertal
2012: 22nd Annual Meeting in Vorarlberg, 27-29th April
Membership fee € 26 per annum for patients or sponsoring members
Remarks Our members are mostly older people. We think young ones don´t want to be in a society for sick people. The most important fact is, the young patients need to get an early diagnosis and an early treatment.


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