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What Is the CSRO?

The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization (CSRO) is comprised of over 30 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.

Informative Meetings

CSRO Fellows Conference

The CSRO has hosted an Annual Fellows Conference since 2006, offering fellows guidance, education and insight into the numerous opportunities in the area of private practice rheumatology.

CSRO State Advocacy Conference

An annual conference that focuses on the top state rheumatology policy issues, state advocacy strategies and providing guidance to state-level CSRO-affiliated organizational members.

Federal Advocacy Conference

Representatives from CSRO-affiliated organizations gather to meet and discuss health care issues with congressional members, administration personnel and key health regulatory agency department representatives as well as experts in health care outside of government. Attendees also have the opportunity to visit with their US Congressional Delegates on Capitol Hill and the opportunity to network with attendees from industry leaders and other medical specialties / sub-specialties attending the conference.

Advocacy, Awareness and Communication

The CSRO is diligent in its efforts to assist state and regional organizations to become formal societies in order to provide leadership on rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases.

In fact, the CSRO collaborates with patient organizations and other national societies to elevate awareness and provide a forum for an exchange of ideas, fostering a collaborative environment.

Additionally, CSRO members focus on educating insurers, government officials and the corporate community on the impact that policy/procedural changes may have to the patient’s quality of care and disease management options.

CSRO Communications

Stay current with health policy changes, topical discussions and the voice of today’s healthcare advocates by receiving CSRO communications and visiting the CSRO website.

Organizational members of the CSRO have access to regular newsletters filled with relevant and timely information on federal, legislative and regulatory updates.

Receive important news and information from the CSRO emailed directly to you.

Exchange information through a network of state societies regarding issues that pertain to the delivery of high quality care to rheumatic disease patients.