General Meeting Information

CSRO 2019 State Society Advocacy Conference

September 13 – 14, 2019
Westin Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 13

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Registration/Information Desk Open
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Welcome Dinner

Special Guest – Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

The CSRO is thrilled to host Senator Bill Cassidy at our Friday reception and dinner. Before Senator Cassidy entered Congress, he worked as a gastroenterologist in his community in Louisiana. During this time he provided regular care for the under-insured and uninsured patients in Louisiana's charity hospital system, and co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic. Since being elected in 2006, Dr. Cassidy has been a voice for the medical community in Congress. He has used his expertise and experience to shape policy and sponsor physician supported legislation. Senator Cassidy is able to offer his unique insight into how we can work with Congress as the political landscape of medicine evolves. We look forward to hearing his perspective on key issues affecting our community.

Saturday, September 14

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 3:15 a.m.General Session
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.CSRO Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Kevin Pho, MDDr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD, social media’s leading physician voice. He has been named the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine.

The New York Times called KevinMD “a highly-coveted publishing place for doctors and patients.” Forbes called KevinMD a “must-read health blog.” And CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.

He is also co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.

Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, he has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times.

Dr. Pho received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty, an inductee to the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame, and named a top doctor in the state by New Hampshire Magazine.

Special Needs

For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.


Contact the CSRO Executive Office by:
(847) 517-7225
(847) 517-7229