Upcoming Conferences 

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 

FDA Creates Pathway for Interchangeable Biologics The FDA has released its highly anticipated but long delayed interchangeability guidelines, and the market seems primed for new developments.
AMA House of Delegates Policy Update At the AMA’s Annual House of Delegate Meeting, hundreds of medical professionals gathered to discuss and address a wide range of healthcare issues, including the opioid crisis, physician burnout, regulating physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, and of course, healthcare reform and drug pricing.
States move to enforce FDA’s Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidelines from the Ground Up The Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines for biosimilar interchangeability, released in January 2017, have come under renewed focus with concerns about patients being switched onto biosimilars by insurers without consultation with their physicians.
California Takes Aim at Pharmacy Benefit Managers With Assembly Bill 315 California’s Assembly Bill 315, which takes aim at Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), recently cleared the Assembly floor, and is now headed to the Senate for consideration.
State Rheumatology Organizations Join Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions The Florida Society of Rheumatology, New York State Rheumatology Society, and California Rheumatology Alliance today became the newest members of the Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP), a new coalition of provider and patient groups concerned about the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in driving up drug costs.

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.