Turkey

Ankylosing spondylitis society in Turkey:

Ankilozan Spondilit Hasta Derneği (ASHAD) 
founded in 2003

 

PK: 90   Bornova 
35040 Izmir, Turkey 
Tel  (+90-533) 512 1548 
Fax (+90-232) 375 5044 
Internet home page: www.ashad.org 
eMail: ashad2003@gmail.com 
 
Baskan (President): 

Doç. Dr. Tuncay DURUÖZ 
Celal Bayar University, Medical School, PM&R Department, Rheumatology Division, Manisa, 45010, Turkey
Asif Executive Committee Member 
Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) Executive Committee Member
ASAS, GRAPPA and ACR Member

Kurucu Üye (Board members): 

Prof. Dr. Bülent BÜTÜN (Antalya)
Prof. Dr. Hasim ÇAKIRBAY (Ankara)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Yasemin TURAN (Aydin) 
Mr. Ibrahim AKDOGAN (Manisa) 
Mr. Erdem GÜRTEPE (Istanbul) 
Mr. Nuri GENCER (Izmir)

International contacts

Doç. Dr. Tuncay DURUÖZ (physiatrist and rheumatologist), Celal Bayar University, Medical School, PM&R Department, Rheumatology Division, Manisa, 45010, Turkey,  
Tel. (+90-542) 252 5512
Fax: (+90-232) 375 5044, eMail: duruoz@superonline.com

Prof. Dr. Bülent BÜTÜN, Akdeniz University Medical School, PM&R Department, Rheumatology Division, Antalya, Turkey.

Membership  
1. Jan. 2012
92 members, 84 of them with ankylosing spondylitis
Local branches Ankara and Antalya (will be founded in 3 months)
Medical advisor Prof. Dr. Hasim ÇAKIRBAY, Fatih University Medical School, PM&R Deparment, Ankara, Turkey
Newsletter We are planning to publish online newsletter (4 issues per year) on our website (www.ashad.org) in 2012
Publications 3 brochure (information about AS and exercises)
Patient version of ASAS/EULAR recommendation for AS treatment in Turkish. http://romatizma.dergisi.org/text.php3?id=324
Most important events
in past and coming year:
In 2009: Local meetings such as Euroasia AS meeting in Istanbul, on April 2009
ASHAD had a booth at 5th World Congress of PM&R on June 2009.
In 2010: Local meetings in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Manisa
In 2011: ASHAD hosted 10th ASIF Council Meeting (www.asif2011.org) 
In 2012: Euroasia AS meeting in Istanbul, on March 2012
In 2012: National AS Meeting in Izmir
ASHAD participate ASLEEP project.
ASHAD support «Which bed for which AS patient ?» project.
ASHAD support «what is important for AS patient ?» project
Membership fee 6 YTL (about 3€) per year