Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Saturday, January 14, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

Meeting Location

This will be a virtual meeting. For those wanting to join the virtual meeting, please contact support group leader, Iain McDonald via email at iain.m@juno.com for a Zoom invite.

Topic: Speaker: Video – Attorney George Conrad

George Conrad spoke to the support group in Spokane and gave an excellent overview of the basics of filing for Social Security Disability. Several of you have asked about how this works (and why it takes so long). Unfortunately, this is pre-recorded so we’ll not be able to ask questions, but this is really, really good. I strongly encourage everyone under 67 to join us.

Meeting Schedule

The Woodlands group meets the second Saturday of the odd-numbered months (January, March, May…). Hope you can make it.

Group Website

Visit The Woodlands’ group website at this link.

The Woodlands Group - Dr Reveille



Iain McDonald

About Iain McDonald, The Woodland's Support Group Leader

Iain and his wife Jane have lived in The Woodlands for over 23 years and have been part of The Woodlands AS support group since its inception in 2008. He retired from Anadarko Petroleum in 2015.

Iain has had SpA for about 50 years, first showing up as iritis. Ten years later he was finally diagnosed. He is a big advocate of staying active to ease the symptoms of SpA. He recommends everyone find an activity they can handle and keep at it. He really enjoys the camaraderie of the SAA Support Group. It’s a fun time of learning and encouragement.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org