ASIF News No. 5 (March 2007)

President's message     

Opening remarks to these ASIF News and invitation to contribute to future ASIF News with own ideas and experiences

2007 ASIF Council meeting    

Announcement of the ASIF Council meeting which will take place in September 2007 in Jáchymov (Czech Republic)

Fergus Rogers remembered    

Fergus Rogers, ASIF president from 1988 to 2002 and director of the Britisch ankylosing spondylitis society for 26 years, died on 17th November 2006. Representatives from many countried contribute their condolations

Obituary on Fergus Rogers from The Times    

Reproduction of an obituary on Fergus Rogers which appeared in The Times on 4th December 2006.

Profile of Jane Skerrett    

The new director of NASS, the ankylosing spondylitis society in Great Britain, presents her background and intentions.

Vice president celebrating 75 years    

Report of a symposium held on the occasion of the 75th birthday of ASIF vice president Ernst Feldtkeller as part of the 2007 congress of the German association of rheumatology, by ASIF president Jon Erlendsson

Watercolours by Ernst Feldtkeller    

Reproduction of two watercolours by ASIF vice president Ernst Feldtkeller.

Experiences as a 75 years old patient with AS    

Printed version of a lecture given by ASIF vice president Ernst Feldtkeller.on the occasion of his 75th birthday in Wiesbaden, Germany

Report on the Spondyloarthritis congress 2006 in Gent, Belgium    

English version of a report by ASIF vice president Ernst Feldtkeller.published originally in the quarterly journal of the ankylosing spondylitis patient organisation in Germany

Report on ASAS workshop 2007 in Bath, UK    

Report by ASIF vice president Ernst Feldtkeller on the workshop of the "Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis international working group" (ASAS) which took place in January 2007 in Bath