The culmination of years of work by the SAA, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), and Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), “The Axial SpA Treatment Guidelines” are presented at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Meeting. These guidelines bring together cohesive treatment recommendations to be considered by U.S. rheumatologists in treating people diagnosed with the disease.
SAA holds a state-of-the-art certified continuing medical education (CME) program called "Magnetic Imaging Workshop in Spondyloarthritis (SpA.)" The purpose of this CME program was to teach radiologists and rheumatologists to recognize early inflammatory changes in bone marrow and soft tissue at symptom onset, leading to earlier and more accurate diagnoses.
SAA funds research by Medical Board member Joel Taurog, MD into the molecular basis for the association of ankylosing spondylitis with HLA-B27.
SAA is again awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for excellence in fiscal responsibility and transparency.