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BSR Autumn Conference - a focus on SpA

The BSR Autumn Conference for healthcare professionals takes place on 13 & 14 October at the Bath Assembley Rooms. Friday 14 October sees a focus on Spondyloarthritis and NASS will be there wilth a stand handing out information. There are workshops, poster tours, an exhibition a dinner and special evening reception...


Fun night at Freelands Tavern

Fab NASS trustee, Gillian Eames has arranged a fun fundraiser for NASS. The evening is being hosted by The Freelands Tavern, Freelands Road Bromley, Kent on Saturday 20 August 2016.  All the fun will kick off about 6.30pm.Gillian hopes to raise both funds for NASS and greater awareness of AS.  So come along...


Secukinumab (Cosentyx®) recommended by NICE for AS

NASS are delighted to hear that NICE has recommended secukinumab (Cosentyx®) as an option for treating active AS in adults whose disease has responded inadequately to conventional therapy (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or TNF-alpha inhibitors). This recommendation has been published by NICE in what is called a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD). This means that...


Win £1,500 in our bumper summer raffle

The NASS Summer Prize Draw is back - and in this this special year, we're giving away a one-off, bumper prize of £1,500! To be in with a chance of winning, simply return your tickets and money to NASS. Tickets cost £1 each, and can be sold to family,...


Edgar Stene Prize 2017 open for entries

  The 2017 Edgar Stene Prize Competition is now open. People aged 16+ living with a rheumatic condition (including AS) are invited to submit an essay on the topic of:   Time is joint - Joints over time Early diagnosis and access to care in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs)...


Your vote could win £10,000 for NASS

Mountain Warehouse have opened entries for their 2016 Charity Challenge Competition. It’s open to anyone who has taken part (or is taking part) in an outdoor challenge for charity in 2016.  The entry with the most votes wins £10,000 for their chosen charity. This would make a huge difference to...


How confident are you?

Researcher and specialist AS physiotherapist, Dr Jane Martindale, is leading a group of clinicians based in the North west of England who are interested in helping people with the challenges of living with AS on a daily basis. Jane and the team want  to find out if there is a...


A visit to the new NASS Wrexham

Jill was delighted to visit the newly established NASS Wrexham on 1 August. The branch launched at the end of June and from now on will be meeting every fortnight in the physiotherapy gym at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The sessions are led by Chris Bellis who is a physiotherapist...


Change to adalimumab (Humira) pens

Good news for people taking adalimumab (Humira) The manufacturers (AbbVie) have altered the production methods for Humira slightly and have been able to remove the citrate in the holding solution. This is what causes the stinging feeling when you take your Humira injection. Research shows that the removal of...


Ankylosing spondylitis and pregnancy

A group of researchers based in Cyprus are carrying out a large scale study into rheumatic conditions and pregnancy. Most women with AS are diagnosed during their childbearing years. This study focusses on the effects of rheumatic diseases on conception and pregnancy. It will analyse the different gynecological and...


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