Register Now for the 2019 Global Spondyloarthritis Summit

Save The Dates! May 3rd through the 5th, 2019


We’re very excited to announce the first ever Global Spondyloarthritis Summit! Join us online on Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th 2019.

This online event brings together some of the most respected medical professionals, including renowned rheumatologists, a physical therapist, pain management specialist, and others to discuss the latest treatment options and research in spondyloarthritis.

Moderated by real people living with spondyloarthritis, who will pose the most pressing questions to the presenters, this event has been designed WITH the spondyloarthritis community, FOR the spondyloarthritis community, and you won’t want to miss it.

This event will be free and open to the public during the first 3 days of broadcast, May 3rd through the 5th, and you will have an opportunity to pose your own questions to each of the presenters.

Learn more about our presenters and moderators below.

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Summit Schedule

Topic Release Date Interviewer Moderator
Pain in SpA: Overview of Possible Causes and a Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management May 3, 2019 Rose Bigham Robert Overbaugh, MD
Complications, Related Conditions May 3, 2019 Don Markham Uta Kiltz, MD
Physical Therapy and Exercise: Best Practives and not-so-best Practices May 4, 2019 Rose Bigham Angelo Papachristos, PT
Diet & Nutrition for SpA May 4, 2019 Don Markham Mark Fisher, MD
Latest SpA Research: Updates from Around the World May 5, 2019 Rose Bigham John D. Reveille, MD
Medications: Navigating Medical Management of SpA May 5, 2019 Liz Maines Hillary Norton, MD



Don Markham

Spondyloarthritis Advocate, and Dallas Support Group Leader

Elizabeth Maines, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist who lives with Spondyloarthritis

Rose Bigham

Spondyloarthritis Advocate, and Seattle Support Group Leader



Angelo Papachristos, BSc, BScPT, MBA, ACPAC

Advance Practice Physiotherapist

Mark Fisher, MD


Michael Weisman, MD, FACP


Rob Overbaugh, MD

Medical Director of Pain Management Services - Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Uta Kiltz, MD


John Reveille, MD


Hillary Norton, MD


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