We know that an active role in managing spondylitis, backed by a sound knowledge base, will positively influence its outcome. The people who lead Spondylitis Educational Support Groups play a vital role by providing a forum for those with spondylitis to take an active role in taking charge of spondylitis.
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Message Boards / Forums
The Spondylitis Association of America's free-to-register message boards / open forums are a place where individuals can come and share their feelings, concerns and questions and offer support to others who know how it feels to live with ankylosing spondylitis and related conditions.
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Real life stories from those who know how it feels to live with spondylitis. How has ankylosing spondylitis or related disease affected your life? How have you coped? How were you diagnosed? What treatment(s) have you tried? We want to hear your story. Believe it or not, so do the millions of others afflicted by AS and related diseases.
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The Faces of AS
The Faces of Ankylosing Spondylitis is a blog dedicated entirely to the stories of those with AS. As of 2013, over 600 stories have been published on the site, and more are being added regularly. Men, women, and children from numerous countries and continents have shared their stories and photos. With the permission of the site's founder, Cookie Hopper, SAA is collecting and posting these stories here on StopAS.org as well.
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S.W.I.F.T. | Spondylitis Web Info For Teens
The SWIFT website is for teens affected by ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. It is a place online for teens to share their stories, get information about spondylitis, learn tips for school, and learn about how to cope with spondylitis.
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Seminars & Webinars
SAA's free patient educational seminars are held all over the country. Expert rheumatologists, physical therapists and other speakers present the latest information on treatments, medications and more at the seminars. It is also a chance to meet others with spondylitis and mix and mingle with friends and family. SAA also holds webinars (online seminars) periodically with experts so that those who can't attend a seminar in person can still benefit from the experience.
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Welcome to SAA's Podcasts - audio interviews with doctors and experts, as well as presentations from past educational seminars. The purpose of these podcasts is to provide information of interest to the spondylitis community.Interviews, Q&A and more will be available in audio format to listen online, download to an MP3 player, or any method you prefer.
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The Spondylitis Association (SAA) wants to help you in your search for a rheumatologist by providing you with access to our Rheumatologist Directory: A Patient-to-Patient Recommended List. This booklet provides you with a state-by-state list of patient-recommended Rheumatologists. It is intended to assist you in finding a board certified rheumatologist in your area to help with your treatment. It may be helpful to review the information on our site about finding a rheumatologist that is right for you before downloading the guide: click here - Locating A Rheumatologist.