Upcoming Conferences 

2017 ASM Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Conference
July 17 - 19, 2017
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, District Of Columbia
2017 NCSL Legislative Summit
August 6 - 9, 2017
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA
CSRO 2017 State Society Advocacy Conference
September 8 - 9, 2017
Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
November 3 - 8, 2017
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
CSRO 2018 Fellows Conference
February 16 - 17, 2018
JW Marriott Union Square
San Francisco, CA
CSRO 2018 State Society Advocacy Conference
September 14 - 15, 2018
Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL

Latest News 

Minnesota Enacts HF712 Minnesota's Governor signed HF712 into law, a bill for biosimilars.
CSRO Policy Update, April 2017, Issue 5 In this issue: President’s Message; States Stride Toward Addressing; Patient Access Legislation; State Maps on Step Therapy & Biosimilars; Fellows Assemble in San Francisco to Prepare for Next Step; The Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions; The Rebate System; ARA: CSRO Vice President Presents on PBMs and the Rebate System; CSRO discusses Biosimilars, Drug Pricing, and PBMs with CRA; CSRO Promotes Advocacy at 2017 CCR Conference; CSRO Participates in 2nd Annual National Policy & Advocacy Summit; Save the Date
Step Therapy Legislative Update: Texas Governor Signs Step Therapy Bill into Law The CSRO is pleased to announce that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially signed step therapy bill SB 680 into law.
ARA: CSRO Vice President Presents on PBMs and the Rebate System The CSRO is pleased to report that CSRO Vice President Madeleine Feldman, MD, FACR, presented at the Arkansas Rheumatology Association, giving attendees an inside look at rising drug prices and the hidden rebate system controlled by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
Biosimilars Bill headed to Nebraska Governor Legislation that provides the substitution and regulation of biosimilars, LB481, was approved by Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature on a vote of 47 – 0. The bill now goes to Governor Pete Ricketts for his expected signature.

Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations. The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization (CSRO)
is comprised of over 40 state and regional professional rheumatology societies whose mission is to advocate for excellence in the field of rheumatology, ensuring access to the highest quality care for the management of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal disease.