Ankylosing spondylitis society in USA:

Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) 
Founded in 1983


P.O. Box 5872 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA 
Tel. (+1-818) 892-1616 
Fax (+1-818) 892-1611 
Internet home page: 


Board Chairman Craig GIMBEL, DDS
Executive Director  Mrs. Laurie M. SAVAGE
Membership 1. Jan. 2012 Approximately 5'000 members, mainly people affected by spondylitis and their families
Local branches  We support a network of approximately 40 support groups across the United States
Newsletter  «Spondylitis Plus» 
Period of appearance  4 per year 
Further publications 
  • Straight Talk on Spondylitis, new edition 2008
  • Your Guide to Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthritis: A Family of Related Diseases
  • Iritis [Eye Inflammation in Spondyloarthritis]
  • The Role of Exercise in Spondyloarthritis
  • Childhood Onset Spondyloarthritis
  • What is Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)?
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Also a Woman’s Disease
  • Spondyloarthritis: Just Diagnosed
For a complete list of publications: Go to
Important events in 2011 2011: Spondylitis Educational Seminars in Nashville (TN), Salt Lake City (UT), Chicago (IL) and Austin (TX)
Membership fee $ 35 per year, $ 40–50 per year for non-US residents