By Spondylitis Association of America
In honor of Spondylitis Awareness Month, we requested landmarks in the U.S. to #GoBlue4AS to help raise awareness and support people living with the disease.
By Ryan Miyamoto
On April 13th, 2019 the Spondylitis Association of America and the Hospital for Special Surgery hosted a joint Spondylitis Educational Seminar in New York, NY. Our speakers for the day were Rheumatologist Sergio Schwartzman, MD, Occupational Therapist John Indalecio, OTR/L, CHT, MS, and Certified Yoga Therapist Nancy O'Brien, C-IAYT.
During Spondylitis Awareness Month, SAA attended two medical conferences, setting up booths and exhibiting to raise awareness of spondyloarthritis and the services we offer. We had the opportunity to speak with countless Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and other medical professionals from around the country.
The below are observational studies recruiting pregnant women. As such, participants will not be asked to take any medications or vaccines and will not be required to change their daily routine. The researchers will interview the women, tracking their pregnancy, as well as the health of the baby.
Researchers at the Spondyloarthritis Research Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are looking to identify and compare the gut bacteria of children of ankylosing spondylitis parents.
The study aims to identify gut bacteria that may lead to the development of the disease. The study is funded by a grant from the Spondylitis Association of America, and com-pensation (of $50) is offered for your time.
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