Upcoming Conferences 

2017 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology
April 27 - 30, 2017
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Miramar Beach, FL
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 13 - 15, 2018
Westin O'Hare
Rosemont, IL

Latest News 

State Advocacy Spotlight: Step Therapy Legislation Continues to Progress in Florida Like other states across the country, efforts to address step therapy in Florida are underway and making great progress as key legislation continues to move forward.
Biosimilars Bill Signed in Kansas On April 13, HB 2055 was signed by Governor Sam Brownback. It included critical patient safety rules that involved a communication within 5 business days from pharmacists to physicians about any biosimilar substitutions.
Step Therapy Legislative Update: Iowa Bill Makes Its Way to Governor’s Desk The CSRO is pleased to announce that HF 233, step therapy bill introduced in the Iowa House by Representative Joel Fry (R, 27th) on January 23, has passed both the House and the Senate and is now headed to Governor Terry Branstad’s desk.
CRA: How Will Biosimilars Change Rheumatology, Rising Drug Prices: Exposing the Hidden Rebate System The CSRO was delighted to join the California Rheumatology Alliance in an informal presentation on the effect of biosimilars on rheumatology, and an inside look at rising drug prices and the hidden rebate system controlled by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The panel that presented included Dr. Greg Schmizzi on biosimilars, with Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Pharmacist Keith Bradbury, and Attorney David Balto on PBMs.
Biosimilars Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature in South Carolina HB3438 has unanimously passed both legislative chambers in South Carolina, and awaits Governor Henry McMaster’s 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.