Patient Educational Seminars and Webinars

As a service to the spondylitis community, the Spondylitis Association of America is proud to host free in-person seminars around the United States and online webinars to attend from anywhere.

These events put you in touch with leading medical professionals, including rheumatologists, physical therapists, and pain management specialists, as well as others affected by spondylitis.

Past Seminars

Thursday, May 30, 2019

SAA’s Spondylitis Educational Seminar from New York, NY

Rheumatologist Sergio Schwartzman, Occupational Therapist John Indalecio & Certified Yoga Therapist Nancy O'Brien

On April 13th, 2019 the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted a joint Spondylitis Educational Seminar in New York, NY, on the HSS campus. 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.

The program was also broadcast live online and recorded for online access. We are happy to share the presentations with you, and hope you find them informative!

Once you have a chance to view the presentations, we ask that you give your feedback to help us improve future seminars by taking a brief 2-minute survey

- Rheumatologist Sergio Schwartzman, MD -
Medical Management of Spondyloarthritis

Download Sergio's Presentation slides


- Occupational Therapist John Indalecio, OTR/L, CHT, MS -
Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Spondyloarthritis

Download John's Presentation slides
Download John's "Adaptive Equipment" Handout
Download John's "4 P's of Energy Conservation" Handout


- Certified Yoga Therapist Nancy O'Brien, C-IAYT -
The Power of the Breath: the Mind Body Connection

Download Nancy's Presentation slides


Your feedback is extremely important to our ongoing efforts to meet your educational needs. Click here to take a brief 2-minute survey to help us improve future seminars. Completing this survey is voluntary. Your responses are confidential and will only be seen by SAA/HSS staff. 

We thank our presenters for sharing their expertise and time with us, and our Members and supporters—without whom these programs would not be possible.

To support more programs like these, please consider a donation to the Spondylitis Association of America today.


This was a combined, collaborative, daylong program planned and carried out by SAA and HSS.


This activity is supported by educational grants provided by Novartis and AbbVie.

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