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2024 Advocacy Conference

September 20-22, 2024
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration | Agenda | Accommodations | Travel | Questions | Exhibiting | Cancelations

Advocating for patient access to care has been the cornerstone of CSRO’s mission since our founding more than 20 years ago and we invite you to join us in Nashville for CSRO’s flagship Advocacy Conference to learn, network, and strategize about advocacy.

Reimbursement for state society members: CSRO’s state society members receive a reimbursement allotment of up to $1,500 to help pay for transportation and lodging expenses for representatives to attend this conference. If you are interested in being an official representative, contact your state society president or executive director for more information, or email to let us know of your interest and we will help connect you with your state society.


This event is open to all individuals who are currently working within or have retired from the field of rheumatology, as well as CSRO’s non-profit partners.

Registration is complimentary and includes:

  • Welcome reception and dinner on Friday, September 20
  • Entrance to the conference and all associated sessions, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on Saturday, September 21
  • Closing breakfast on Sunday, September 22

The deadline to register is Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00pm CT.

Any for-profit organization interested in attending this event must be a confirmed Corporate Member of CSRO, or an approved event exhibitor and should not use the below registration formemail CSRO's Executive Office for more information and registration details.

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Please note: online registration is for general attendees only. For-profit organizations should not use this form and are asked to email CSRO's Executive Office for registration information.


This annual event brings together like-minded rheumatologists and advocates to network within our community, strategize about state advocacy, and learn from nationally-recognized experts. The program will feature a variety of sessions focusing on current issues at both the state and federal level that are impacting rheumatology patients and practices.

View Advocacy Conference Agenda ⇒

Times are subject to change

Friday, September 20

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm – Optional Guided Tour of Tennesee State Capitol
    • RSVP details will be shared with registered attendees in August (space is limited)
  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm – Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Saturday, September 21

  • 7:00am - 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:00am - 4:30pm – Advocacy Conference Program
  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm – Annual Business Meeting, exclusive to state society members of CSRO
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm – Closing Wine & Cheese Reception
    • Dinner on your own

Sunday, September 22

  • 8:00am - 10:00am – Breakfast


Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219

CSRO has negotiated a rate of $309 (plus tax) at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. The deadline to reserve a room in CSRO’s room block is August 22, 2024, but the block may fill up before that date.

Upon registering for this event, attendees will be emailed a confirmation message with a link to make their hotel reservation as part of CSRO’s room block. All conference attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and travel, and paying all associated costs.


Nashville International Airport is approximately 8.5 miles from the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown. Attendees are responsible for coordinating their own transportation between the airport and the hotel.


Email our Administrative & Meetings Manager Elizabeth or call 414.231.8188 with questions or accommodation requests.


Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available – to inquire, email CSRO's Executive Office.


CSRO requests registrants provide a minimum of 72-hour notice of cancelation if unable to attend the conference for any reason. It remains the responsibility of the individual to arrange cancelation and obtain credit for flight and hotel room.

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