Life After Diagnosis, a video series from the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA), receives two digital content awards


Life After Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis Video Series

We are honored and delighted to have received this honor for our educational resources.

Life After Diagnosis, SAA’s 7-part informational video series for people newly diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), won a MUSE Award for Best Educational Video and a Vega Award for Best Interactive Video on line.

Awarded annually, the Vega Digital Award recognizes the creative genius of digital content creators around the world. Life After Diagnosis receives this year’s award for its video segment, Navigating Relationships with AS. As an interactive experience, the episode features clickable tips and personalized sections covering strategies for effective communication. Additionally, the MUSE Creative Awards honor creative professionals who use their talents to create digital content that inspires people to reach their highest potential.

“We are honored and thrilled to have received this honor for our educational resources,” said Elin Aslanyan, SAA’s Director of Programs and Editor-in-Chief of Spondylitis Plus magazine. “Ankylosing spondylitis affects people with the disease and their families. This video series is one of many resources we offer to help members of our community navigate their journey with AS,” he said. she adds.

The video series, produced by the DVI Group and created in close partnership with members of the Spondylitis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), provides helpful information and advice in short segments for easy understanding. With input and expertise from rheumatologists, mental health professionals and patients, the series helps newly diagnosed patients with AS gain confidence and skills to better manage their symptoms. The series also helps unify the patient experience through a holistic approach by addressing the physical, mental and emotional impact of AS.

The video series was supported by an educational grant provided by Pfizer, with SAA solely responsible for its content. To learn more about the Life After Diagnosis series or to register, visit

About the Spondylitis Association of America

Since its founding in 1983, the Spondylitis Association of America has been the leading national nonprofit organization providing the educational resources, connections, and essential support people with spondylitis need. SAA is committed to raising awareness of the disease, providing information and support to patients and their families, and funding research to ultimately discover a cure for the disease.

SAA has a wealth of information, educational materials, and resources for physicians, those newly diagnosed, those seeking an appropriate diagnosis, and those who have already been diagnosed and are living with the disease.

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