Cyprus

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Cyprus:

 

Cyprus League Against Rheumatism
Founded in 1984
 
Onisilou 16, 2121 Aglantzia, 
P.O.BOX: 24966
1306 Nicosia, Cyprus 
Phone: (+357) 224 282 85
Fax: (+357) 224 282 88.
Internet home page: http://rheumatism.org.cy

 

Membership 1. Jan. 2017
4500 paying members, including 4000 sufferers of a rheumatic disease
 
Local branches
3
 
Board
President :Mr. Marios KOULOUMAS, 
Vice President: Ms. Roulla PITSILLIDOU, 
General Secretary: Ms. Androulla PHOKA 
General Treasurer: Ms. Despw CHARALAMBOUS, 
Executive Secretary: Souzi MAKRI, 
Assistant General Secretary Chryso GIASOUMI, 
Assistant Treasurer: Nicos NICOLAOU 
Deputy General: Athina SOFRONIOU, Maria Pizi ANASTASIOU, Chryso CHRISTOU, Stella THEODOROU, Pampos GEORGIADIS,  Niovi SERGIDOU, Flori ZEITOUNI, Panagiotis CHARLAMPOUS, Andri IOAKIM , Christina LEONIDOU, George AGIOTIS , Dr Marios KLIRIDIS Persefoni MARKIDOU, Psychosocial Support Officer
 
Important persons running the society
President :Mr. Marios KOULOUMAS, 
Vice President: Ms. Roulla PITSILLIDOU, 
General Secretary: Ms. Androulla PHOKA 
General Treasurer: Ms. Despw CHARALAMBOUS, 
Executive Secretary: Souzi MAKRI, 
Assistant General Secretary Chryso GIASOUMI, 
Assistant Treasurer: Nicos NICOLAOU
 
International contacts and delegate to ASIF Council
Ms. Androulla PHOKA
 
Medical advisors
Cyprus Rheumatology Society
 
Newsletter Editorial board
«Poreia Zois»= Life Path. Published twice a year, every September and April
 
Further publications
Informative leaflets for the CYPLAR and for the rights of Cypriot patients, leaflets covering the main rheumatic diseases and periodically informational leaflets regarding our events.
 
Most important events in past and coming year
World Arthritis Day 12th October (every year),  Annual Awareness Week for Rheumatic Diseases, World Day of: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia. Annual Christmas Tea Party usually every December. Though the year we organize informative lectures for rheumatic diseases in every town.
 
Financial sources
Government grant, pharmaceutical companies and membership fees.
Membership fees 15 Euros per year
 
Mostly discussed problems and intentions
The establishment of a multidimensional Rheumatic Clinic and Rehabilitation Centre. Also to inform and support as many people in Cyprus as possible for rheumatic diseases.
 

 

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Updated: March 2017