South Korea

Ankylosing spondylitis society in South Korea:

Korean Organization of Ankylosing Spondylitis 
Founded in 1988

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



President: Lee SEUNG-HO, 168-1104, Ls-Apt, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu Seoul
Secretary Lee SANG-TAE, 104-1203, Mookdong Hyundai APT, Mook2-dong, Jungnang-gu, Seoul
Office Staff Lee SANG-SHIN, 699-18, Ginung-Dong, Uijungbu, Kyunggi
International contacts and delegate to the ASIF Council Lee SEUNG-HO
Medical advisors  Song KWAN-KYU , MD, PhD, Prof., Korea University Kuro Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Kim TAE-HWAN, MD, PhD, Prof. , Hanyang University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Yoo TAE-SUK, MD, PhD, Director, YOOTAESUK Rhematism Clinic, Seoul, Korea
Song JUNG-SU, MD, PhD, Prof. Chung-Ang Unviersity Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Lee EUN-OK, Emeritus Professor, Nursing Dept. Seoul National University
Lee IN-OK, Chief trainer, Korean Rheumatic-Health Academy
1 Jan 2012
11 120 paying members including 10 050 people with AS
Local branches 4 local branches
Further publications  1. Educational Video ‘ Introduction of AS – Symptoms and Diagnosis’
2. Educational Video ‘Physical exercise for AS patients’
3. Brochures on ‘ Introduction of AS – Symptoms and Diagnosis’
4. Translation – The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, A Guidebook for Patients - A Positive Response to Ankylosing Spondylitis, Bath, 1999, pp.10(web-version)
5. Documented materials from medical doctors about disease definition, treatment and exercise


Most important events in the past and coming year

Annual meeting : October 2011(to be confirmed)

Membership fee None