Belgium/Flanders

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Belgium/Flanders

Vlammse Vereniging voor Spondyloartritis

Phone (+32) 52 211 297

 

Address


c/o Nancy Heynderickx
Kapucijnenlaan 19
B-9200 Dendermonde

 

General Informationen


Membership
2016 : 600 paying members, all patients with ankylosing spondylitis 
 
Local branches
12 local branches with weekly exercises  
 
Board
There are 10 Federal board members which exists of president, secretary, treasurer, + 7 members.
 
Office staff
Volunteers only: Several volunteers are volunteering in more than 1 job within VVSA.
 
Important persons running the society
Voorzitter (chairman): Nancy HEYNDERICKX, Kapucijnenlaan 19, B-9200 Dendermonde, voorzitter@spondylitis.be 
Secretaris: Jean-Pierre VINGERHOED, het Innemen 42, B-2130 Brasschaat, secretariaat@spondylitis.be 
Penningmeester (Treasurer): Sabine. GILLIS, financien@spondylitis.be 
 
International contacts and delegate to ASIF Council
Bina Liekens, Burrelstraat 374, B-9100 Sint-Niklaas, mama.bechterew@spondylitis.be
 
Medical advisors
Prof Dr F. DE KEYSER ; Prof Dr F. VAN DEN BOSCH ; Prof Dr R. WESTHOVENS ; Dr P. CARRON ; Dr R. JOOS ; Dr J. LENAERTS
 
Newsletter Editorial board
«VVB tijdschrift» (4/year)
Nancy Heynderickx, Bina LIEKENS, Heike VAN ACKER, JEAN-PIERRE VINGERHOED
Articles published in 2016/17 and recommended for translation
Fatigue in SpA, role of sensitization.  Part 1 January 2017, Part 2 April 2017, Bina Liekens
 
and some more to come...
 
Further publications
• Oefenprogramma (Exercise book): «Voor Elk wat Wils» ("Bespôken exercises for AS"): 3 different versions of each exercise, according to the degree of limitation in the joint or muscle group being exercised) III, made up by physiotherapeutists specialised in rheumatology (renewed in 2009)
• Spondylarthritis in 100 vragen (Spondyloarthritis in 100 questions) by M. Dougados
• Ziekte van Bechterew, 20 jaar later (Spondyloarthritis 20 years later)
• Article 1: Spondyloarthropathieën
• Article 2: Psychologische effecten van reumatische aandoeningen
• Article 3: Medicamenteuze behandeling van de spondylarthropathieën
• Article 4: Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor patiënten met spondylathropathieën
• Article 5: Bestaande therapeutische modaliteiten en nieuwe aanwinsten bij de behandeling van spondyl-arthropathieën
• Article 6: Het Reuma Alfabet
• Reuma na de diagnose – Leven met de Ziekte van Bechterew (Rheumatism after the diagnosis – living with AS) by VVB treasurer Walter Vermeylen
• Booklet «Spondylitis en Sexualiteit»
• SA, gids voor de patiënt
 
Most important events in past and coming year
2016:  Complete review and overhaul of our website 
          Name change of the society, removed reference to Bechterew in favour of Spondyloarthritis
          First trial session of AS-initiation lessons for new members
2017:  All-day family event 
          Re-thinking of our current exercise programme 
          FoExercise day in 3rd or 4th quarter
 
Financial sources
40 % from membership fees, 25 % donations, 5 % sales, 30 % government support
Membership fees 19 € yearly for patients and family members
27 € yearly minimum for sponsoring members, physicians, therapists etc.
 

 

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Updated: June 2017