Ankylosing spondylitis society in Germany:

Deutsche Vereinigung Morbus Bechterew e.V. (DVMB)
Founded in 1980

Metzgergasse 16
D-97421 Schweinfurt
Tel (+49-9721) 22033
Fax (+49-9721) 22955
e-mail: dvmbbechterew.de
Internet home page: http://www.bechterew.de

 
Vorsitzender (Chairman) Peter HIPPE, Naumburg
Stellvertretende Vorsitzende (vice chairman) Rüdiger SCHMIDT, Luhden
Geschäftsführer (director) Ludwig HAMMEL, DVMB office (address see above)
Justitiarin (legal advice) Meike SCHOELER, Fritzlar
Medizinischer Berater (medical advisors) Dr. med. Martin RUDWALEIT, Endokrinologikum, Berlin(Germany)
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan REHART, Agaplesion Markus-Krankenhaus, D-60431 Frankfurt a.M.,
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Lothar KRAUSE, Städtisches Klinikum Dessau, D-06847 Dessau,
Dr. med. Heinrich BÖHM, Chefarzt der Klinik für Orthopädie und Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Bad Berka
Dr. med. Uwe SCHWOKOWSKI, D-23909 Ratzeburg,
International contacts Prof. Dr. Ernst FELDTKELLER
Michaeliburgstr. 15, D-81671 München, Tel. (+49-89) 49 33 76, Fax (+49-89) 49 00 38 36
Members 1. Jan. 2013 15 745 members, including 14 567 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (15464 paying members & 281 free from paying due to unemployment)
Local branches 394 local branches with weekly at least one occasion for group exercises and with regular informative or social meetings
Newsletter «Morbus-Bechterew-Journal» (from 1980 to June 2003: «Bechterew-Brief»)
Period of appearance 4 per year
Further publications Schriftenreihe (Booklet Series) der Deutschen Vereinigung Morbus Bechterew: 
Heft 1: Morbus Bechterew – Ein Leitfaden für Patienten (guidebook for patients, 107 pages)

Heft 2: Morbus Bechterew – Die Krankheit und ihre Diagnose (the disease and its diagnosis) 

Heft 3: Fremdwörter einer Krankheit (explanation of medical technical terms) 
 
Heft 6: Morbus Bechterew – Langzeitprotokoll (for collecting individual medical data) 

Heft 9: Alters- und geschlechtsspezifische Probleme beim Morbus Bechterew  (age and gender specific problems of AS sufferers)

Heft 10: Autofahren mit Morbus Bechterew (car driving with AS) 

Heft 11: Medikamente bei Morbus Bechterew (drug therapy for AS)

Heft 12: Morbus Bechterew in 100 Fragen (AS in 100 questions) 

Heft 13: Morbus Bechterew – Messwerte für den Krankheitsverlauf, Klassifikations- und Diagnosekriterien

Heft 14: Gesunde Ernährung bei MB und verwandten Spondyloarthritiden (cook book for AS patients)
Heft 15: Jeder ist ein wenig anders - gut so! - Lebensgeschichten von Frauen mit MB
Heft 16: Morbus Bechterew - eine Handreichung für Ärzte
Morbus Bechterew Gymnastikkalender (exercise program for 4 weeks in wall calendar format)
DVD Bechterew-Recht (legal advice for AS sufferers)
DVD Wassergymnastik-Programm für Patienten mit Morbus Bechterew
DVD Aktiv-Programm für jeden Tag - Morbus Bechterew
Audio-CD Atem- und Bewegungsübungen (audio CD and booklet with AS exercises)
Morbus Bechterew Notfall-Ausweis (emergency card for AS sufferers)
Important events in past and coming year 2011: Annual delegates meeting 25.-26. June 2011 in Frankfurt
Seminars as in other years
2012:Annual delegates meeting 16.-17. June in Oberhof, Seminars as in other years.
2013: Annual delegates meeting 14.-16. June in Berlin, Seminars as in other years.
Membership fee 36 Euro minimum per year, 30 Euro for second person in same family or members being likewise member in a society for a related disease
Remarks  In 2012, the DVMB research prize was awarded to Dr. med. Uta KILTZ from Herne and Dr. med. Denis PODDUBNYY from Berlin, for their contributions to ankylosing spondylitis research.
For the 10th time, DVMB invites tenders for their research prize. Contributors have to submit their scientific results in German language before 1 February 2014.


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