Ankylosing spondylitis self-help society in Taiwan:

Ankylosing Spondylitis Caring Society of R. O. C. 
Founded in 1996 
c/o James C. WEI. M.D. 
Chung Shan Medical University 
Taichung, Taiwan. 110, sec.1, Chien Kuo N. Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan 
Internet home page: http://www.ascare.org.tw 
eMail: wei3228gmail.com
President and international contacts   
James C. WEI. M.D.  
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Chung Shan Medical University 
110, sec.1, Chien Kuo N. Road, Taichung, 402, Taiwan 
Tel. (+886-4) 24739595 # 34309; Fax (886-4) 24739220
Membership 1. Jan. 2012 1005 paying members including around 750 AS sufferers 
Local branch  Kaohsiung branch: Kaohsiung Medical College, Department of Immunology and Rheumatology 
Medical Advisors Prof. Hwa-Chang LIU, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. National Taiwan University Hospital;
Dr. Chung-Tei CHOU, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Veterans General Hospital
Dr. James C. WEI. Division of Allergy, immunology and Rheumatology, Chung Shan Medical University
Dr. Wen-Chan TSAI, Department of Immunology and Rheumatology, Kaohsiung Medical College
Newsletter of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Caring Society of R. O. C 
Period of appearance  4 per year 
Further publications    (Ankylosing spondylitis guidebook)  
  (Ankylosing spondylitis passport)  
  (Ankylosing spondylitis collection book) 
  (Living with ankylosing spondylitis) 
  (Video tape and video CD)
Important events in past and coming year 2010: Elect Mr Lin Fu-Er as new President of AS caring society
2011: Phone call and home visit program/ Join an international clinical trial of Etanercept in early spondylitis
Membership fee N.T. 1200 per year