Upcoming Conferences 

BIO International Convention
June 4 - 7, 2018
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, MA
Federal Advocacy Fly-In
July 16 - 18, 2018
Liaison Hotel
Washington, DC
National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit
July 30 - August 2, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
CSRO 2018 State Society Advocacy Conference
September 14 - 15, 2018
Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
CSRO 2019 Fellows Conference
February 9, 2019
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
San Francisco, CA

Latest News 

Minnesota Enacts Step-therapy Reform Measure On Friday, May 15th, Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota signed HF3196 into law providing important patient protections to Minnesota patients.
Non-Medical Switching Protections Advance in Illinois HB4146, a bill that protects patients from mid-year formulary changes, has been making steady progress in the Illinois legislature this year. After passing the House, it was assigned to the Special Committee of Medicaid Managed Care, where it was heard in a subject matter hearing on Wednesday, May 9th.
Alaska Legislature Approves Biosimilar Substitution Measure Pending the Governor’s signature, passage of the law would cap a multi-year effort to improve future uptake of interchangeable biosimilars that faced numerous obstacles.
CSRO Travels to the Wisconsin Rheumatology Association’s Annual Meeting ​Last weekend CSRO Vice President, Dr. Madelaine Feldman, traveled to the Wisconsin Rheumatology Association’s annual meeting to represent CSRO, and educate attendees on the role that Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) play in inflating the price of prescription drugs.
Michigan Enacts Biosimilar Substitution Measure In late February, Michigan enacted a biosimilar substitution law that promises to improve uptake of biosimilars, while maintaining appropriate patient protections by requiring notification of substitutions to prescribers.

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.