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  • Chronic Pain Survey / Sondage sur la douleur chronique
    Cliquez ici pour le text en langue français. Participation in this project consists solely in the completion of an online questionnaire which will take about 15 minutes for physicians and 25 minutes for patients. Eligible participants are physicians who follow patients with chronic pain and who do or do not authorize medical cannabis, or they […]
  • Extraskeletal Manifestations in Patients With Axial Spondyloarthritis Associated With Worse Clinical Outcomes
    Inga Back, MPH Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who developed extraskeletal manifestations, including acute anterior uveitis (AAU), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and psoriasis, over a 4-year period had worse quality of life scores, despite the use of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) therapy, according to study results published in The Journal of Rheumatology. Researchers investigated the prevalence […]
  • Similar Gut Microbiome Signature Among Patients With Axial Spondyloarthritis and Related Immune-Mediated Diseases
    Patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and its related immune-mediated diseases share a taxonomic microbiome signature, according to a study.
  • PsA Roundtable
    Do you live with Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)? A leading pharmaceutical company is holding a patient advisory board to learn more about PsA
  • Give to the CSA for National PsA Day!
    October 19th is National Psoriatic Arthritis Day in Canada. This is the third year we acknowledge this special day. We have applied to illuminate several landmarks across Canada in PsA colors. Psoriatic arthritis is a spondyloarthritic condition and an invisible illness for many Canadians. Psoriatic Arthritis affects 0.25% (approximately 950,000 Canadians) Between 5-10% of people […]
  • Spondylitis Patients Can Now get a COVID-19 Booster Shot in Ontario
    Patients taking biologic medications to control spondylitis are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Health announced an updated vaccine plan and expanded vaccine eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots. People at increased risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 have been approved for a third dose of the vaccine, including people […]
  • Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey
    The Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Survey, was developed and launched on International Women’s Day 2021 with the goal of eliciting a stronger understanding of patients’ experiences and identifying information gaps across different stages of life. Women+ were asked about their experiences and insights about contraception, family planning, menopause, sexual health, and parenting. The intent […]
  • Join a CSA Support Group, Today!
    If you want to talk to someone who understands, we have an ankylosing spondylitis support group for you. Meet local people like you Share in a safe environment Feel supported and connected Join the community that knows what you’re going through Experts agree that taking part in a support group can improve your life.  Get […]
  • Arthritis Sleep Study
    Are you a good sleeper or do you have difficulty sleeping? We would like to inform you of a survey that researchers at the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and Arthritis Research Canada, are conducting to learn more about sleep in persons with arthritis. The survey results will help tailor an online cognitive-behavioral program […]
  • Program Co-ordinator (Bilingual) / Adjoint administratif (bilingue)
    Program Co-ordinator (Bilingual) The Canadian Spondylitis Association (“CSA”) is looking for an energetic, flexible, and detail focused Program Co-ordinator to join our small team.  Working closely with the Management team, the Program Co-ordinator will support activities to achieve our strategic plan to support our community. The CSA is the leading registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to […]