September 18, 2021
Conference/Exhibit Hall Opens: 9:30am PT
Seminar Program: 10:30am – 3:00pm PT

About this Event

Welcome to Spondylitis Association of America’s Fall 2021 Spondyloarthritis 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 live medical presentations from SpA experts, and opportunities to ask questions important to you.  And there is plenty to do outside the auditorium! 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. Come curious, and leave enriched with knowledge and new friends.

Message from SAA

We at SAA are thrilled to host you at our third virtual educational seminar! Using our accessible, easy-to-navigate platform, you’ll have a rich array of resources available right at your fingertips. 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 spondylitis community together to network and learn. If you have any questions at all, please email, and we will answer them as soon as we can. We look forward to having you!




Exhibit Hall

Activity Lounge


  9:30am – 10:30am PT
Explore the platform, network with others attending virtually, and visit the exhibit hall.
  10:30am – 10:45am PT
Opening remarks
  10:45am – 11:45am PT
"Answers to YOUR Spondyloarthritis Questions"
This is an extended Q&A session, and a unique opportunity to tailor the program content to your needs.

Presented by Lianne Gensler, MD


  11:45am – 12:15pm PT
Break/Networking Time
  12:15pm – 1:15pm PT

Moderated Support Group Session: “‘But You Don't Look Sick,’ and other unhelpful things people say when disclosing your health issues – and how to respond”

By: Jeanne Drennan and Dr. Liz Maines

  1:15pm – 1:30pm PT
  1:30pm – 2:45pm PT
“Chronic Pain, Centralized Pain, Flares, and Fibromyalgia: Examination of, and Multidisciplinary Strategies for Pain”  Followed by Q&A

Presented by Daniel Clauw, MD 

Rheumatologist & Pain Management Specialist

  2:45pm – 3:00pm PT
Concluding Remarks

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 research updates in spondyloarthritis and answer YOUR questions on Spondyloarthritis, and discuss the types and characteristics of pain, causes, and what pain management options are available. 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 posted on the virtual platform and our website at within two weeks after the event has ended. The platform will be open for viewing 24/7 for 60 days after event.
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 This is only for trouble-shooting technical issues during the summit such as logging in or playback of the videos.
Send an email to, and we will try to address it as soon as possible.


This activity is supported by educational grants provided by:

Educational Grant