South Korea

Ankylosing spondylitis society in South Korea:


Korean Organization of Ankylosing Spondylitis 
Founded in 1988

699-18 Ganung-Dong 
Uijungbu, Gyeonggido, Korea
Phone: (+82-17) 246 1488
Internet home page:



President: Seungho Lee, 168-1104, Ls-Apt, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu Seoul

Vice President

Office Staff

Junghwan Lee/Jeongwoo Jang/Sunhwa Choi/Myungwonn Kim

Seungho Lee, (

Contact for ASIF Seungho Lee, (
Medical advisors  Prof. Taehwan Kim (MD Rheumatology, Hanyang Univ. Hospital)
1 Jan 2017
Yearly newsletter 
Further publications  Exercise CD for people with AS


Most important events in the past and coming year

General meeting (over 300 attendees) including disease management, lectures and patient experience sharing

Membership fee

Important Issues



Facebook Page


Updated June 2017

10USD/Year (lifetime membership 100USD)

Korean government has a plan to change the patient copay ration higher (AS copay rate 10% under the special copay for rare and difficult-to-treat disease patients).  KOAS has contacted KCDC which is in charge of rare diseases and represented patient voice and disease burden to secure current patient copay rate).