Membership & Member Benefits
What Is the CSRO?
The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization (CSRO) is comprised of 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.
CSRO has set aside funding for member societies to assist with advocacy efforts at the state level. Funds may be used for specific advocacy activities including, but not limited to:
- Sponsored advocacy day at the state capitol
- Advocacy training for member rheumatologists
- Conference registration fees
- Specific issue webinar development
Policy Updates and Newsletters
Members receive regular newsletters filled with relevant and timely information on federal, legislative and regulatory updates.
CSRO offers an online library complete with documented footage from previous CSRO conferences, advocacy priority articles and resources, interactive webinars, and a thorough collection of state society libraries. CSRO members are also able to add to this collection of state society libraries, giving them an opportunity to inform and gain exposure for their organizations.
Membership offers the unique opportunity to develop lasting relationships with an extensive network of state societies. Utilizing this network, members can exchange information regarding issues that pertain to the delivery of high quality care to rheumatic disease patients.
Formal Connection to CSRO
Member societies have an official relationship with the CSRO that allows them to participate in leadership, vote on changes to bylaws and elect directors. CSRO encourages all state societies to join in order to help guide the organization and provide input into CSRO priorities.