Ireland

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Ireland:

Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland (ASAI) 
founded in 1986

C/O Arthritis Ireland
1 Clanwilliam Square
Grand Canal Quay
Dublin 2
Phone: (+353-1) 6618188


Internet homepage: http://www.ankylosing-spondylitis.ie/ 
eMail: info@ankylosing-spondylitis.ie 
 


Membership
138 members, mainly AS sufferers
 
Local branches
Physiotherapist-led classes and group swim with weekly exercises in County Dublin
Physiotherapist-led classes weekly in County Clare
 
Board
Committee selected from membership
 
Office staff
None
 
Important persons running the society
Chairman: Mr. Hugh CASSIDY, C/O Arthritis Ireland, 1 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, ℡ (+353-1) 6618188
Secretary: Mr. Mark Rooney, C/O Arthritis Ireland, 1 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, eMail: i n f o @ a n k y l o s i n g - s p o n d y l i t i s . i e
 
International contacts and delegate to ASIF Council
Seoirse SMITH, C/O Arthritis Ireland, 1 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2,
phone (+353-1) 6618188, eMail: Seoirse.smith@gmail.com
 
Medical advisors
TBD -  Consultant Rheumatologist
TBD - Chartered Physiotherapist
 
Newsletter Editor
«ASAI Newsletter» (2 per year) sent to all members
TBD
 
Further Publications
«SUAS» a patient’s guide to living with Ankylosing Spondylitis
«Don’t Turn Your Back on it – Ankylosing Spondylitis Action Pathway» a General Practioner’s information booklet
« Ankylosing Spondylitis Action Pathway » a referral tool for General Practioners
«Understanding Inflammatory Back Pain» pamphlet
 
Most important events in past and coming year
2014:Development of medical professional & patient focussed awareness programmes, including the “Dont’ Turn Your Back on It” programme
          Continued development of strong links to Arthritis Ireland
          Development of the AS patient smartphone application for android phones
2015: On-going medical professional & patient awareness programmes, including updates/continuation of the “Dont’ Turn Your Back on It” programme
          Review of the Governance & Management of ASAI
 
Financial sources (in %)
Membership fees
 
Membership fees and donations.
Pharmaceutical sponsorship for specific projects
€ 14.00 per annum
 
Mostly discussed problems and intentions
Foundation of additional branches and health care in rural areas
Education of everybody involved in managing the condition, both patients and health professionals
Answering questions about biologic drug treatments

 

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Updated: August 2015