Italy

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Italy:

 
Associazione Italiana Spondiloartriti - o.n.l.u.s. (A.I.Sp.A) 
Founded in 1987 in Bologna
 
 
Viale Cavina 4, 40139 Bologna 
Cell. +33940440042,  +3385884997, +3471719895 
 
Number of Members
550 members
 
Local branches and nature of activities
1 local branch with a weekly meeting;
“AISpARheuma” Rheumatology ambulatory.
 
Board
President: Dr. Giuseppe Oranges g.oranges@alice.it
Vice President and Treasurer: Dr. Gino Ferioli
Director: Mr. Vito Barbera
 
Office staff
Secretary to the President: Mrs.AntonellaFerri  segreteria@aispaitalia.it
Secretary: Mr. Gabriele Poggioli  segreteria@aispaitalia.it
 
Contact for ASIF
Mrs.AntonellaFerri  segreteria@aispaitalia.it
 
Medical advisors
Rheumatologists and physiotherapists
 
Newsletter and frequency
“Sp.A. … ci sonoanch’io!” last published in 2012
Further publications
Patient guidebooks;
Manual of gymnastic exercises;
Information booklet on nutrition and health project.
 
Most important events in past and coming year
2016-2017 Several radio and television shows (also in streaming) about health, wellness, in particular around osteoarticular diseases, with the participation of important doctors in different medical fields.
 
Financial sources
40% from sponsors, 60% from patients
 
Memberfees
€ 30 per year
 
Most important/ discussed  issues
Early diagnosis, nutrition and rehabilitation.
 
Remarks
Facebook Page
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AISpAOnlus
Twitter https://twitter.com/AISpAOnlus
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+AISpAitaliaorg
 

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Updated: June 2017