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.
President: Dr. Giuseppe Oranges
Vice President and Treasurer: Dr. Gino Ferioli
Director: Mr. Vito Barbera
Office staff
Secretary to the President: Mrs.AntonellaFerri
Secretary: Mr. Gabriele Poggioli
Contact for ASIF
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
€ 30 per year
Most important/ discussed  issues
Early diagnosis, nutrition and rehabilitation.
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Updated: June 2017