October 7, 2023
Conference/Exhibit Hall Opens: 8:00am PT
Seminar Program: 9:00am – 1:30pm PT

About this Event

Welcome to Spondylitis Association of America’s Fall Virtual Patient Educational Seminar! SAA’s patient educational seminars are the premier place to learn the latest in spondyloarthritis (SpA) treatment, research, and day-to-day management from medical experts. In this virtual seminar, we offer two informative presentations, both followed by live Q&A sessions with the speakers. There’s plenty to do outside the auditorium as well!

This program will also feature a live, virtual, moderated support group session; an activity lounge with opportunities to try relaxing meditations, get moving with exercises tailored to those with SpA, and chat with fellow seminar attendees; an exhibitor’s hall; and a wealth of resources to help you live better with SpA. Last but not least, you will have the chance to win prizes by participating in two fun activities: The leaderboard challenge, in which you can earn points for participating in certain activities, and a virtual scavenger hunt, in which you can find hidden images as you explore the virtual venue. Come curious, and leave enriched with knowledge and new friends.

Message from SAA

We at SAA are thrilled to host you at our virtual patient educational seminar! We hope you’ll take the time to explore every part of our virtual conference hall, and that you’ll take advantage of the many exciting features offered in each area. Between the medical presentations, breakout session, exhibit hall, and a lounge where you can relax and socialize, this will be an action-packed day that we hope will bring the spondyloarthritis community together to network and learn. If you have any questions at all, please email programs@spondylitis.org, and we will answer them as soon as we can. We look forward to having you!




Exhibit Hall

Activity Lounge


  8:00am – 9:00am PT
Explore the platform, network with others attending virtually, and visit the exhibit hall.
  9:00am – 10:30am PT
“Spondyloarthritis Treatment and Research Updates” Followed by Q&A

   Presented by Nigil Haroon, MD, PhD

  10:30am – 11:00am PT
Break Time/Network and Browse Virtual Platform
  11:00am – 11:50am PT
Moderated Support Group Session
  11:50am – 12:00pm PT
Break Time/ Network and Browse Virtual Platform
  12:00pm – 1:30pm PT
“The Role of Diet and Nutrition in the Effective Management of SpA” Followed by Q&A

  Presented by Elena Philippou, PhD, RD, FHEA

Frequently Asked Questions

This event is for anyone impacted by spondyloarthritis, whether it is you or someone you love who is living with the disease.
We are featuring two medical experts who will discuss an Overview of Spondyloarthritis Treatment and Research Updates and Diet and Nutrition in Spondyloarthritis Management. You can view the full agenda above.
There is no charge to register or to attend the event thanks to generous support from our sponsors and educational grants.
Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event. Simply follow the link at the top of the page and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
No, you only need internet access to attend the seminar. A webcam is not required.
The Seminar presentations will be available on the virtual platform for viewing 24/7 for 30 days after event. Afterwards, they will be available to all on our website at spondylitis.org.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
Email technical support at Spondylitisfall2023seminar@getvfairs.io. This is only for trouble-shooting technical issues during the summit such as logging in or playback of the videos.
Send an email to programs@spondylitis.org, and we will try to address it as soon as possible.

This activity is supported by an educational grants provided by:

Educational Grant