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Advocates for Arthritis is an annual event that brings together rheumatology professionals and patients to advocate on behalf of the rheumatology community. During the event, attendees will hear from top representatives from key legislative and regulatory agencies and meet with their members of Congress to discuss current issues affecting the rheumatology community. Participating in Advocates for Arthritis is a great way for ACR and ARP members to engage in the legislative process and increase awareness of rheumatology on Capitol Hill.
The American College of Rheumatology is accepting applications to attend Advocates for Arthritis on September 14–15, 2020. The ACR is committed to creating safe and effective activities for rheumatology advocates. While this event is usually held in Washington, D.C., the 2020 Advocates for Arthritis event will be an all-virtual experience!
This annual event brings together patients and rheumatology professionals to engage in the legislative process and increase awareness of rheumatology on Capitol Hill. Attendees will participate in webinars and breakout sessions on September 14 and advocate directly to their members of Congress via teleconference on September 15.
Each year, the ACR also welcomes patients to participate in Advocates for Arthritis. This event is open to all ACR and ARP members and patients residing in the United States. Applicants must have a strong interest in advocating on behalf of rheumatology related issues. If you know of a patient who has a compelling story or would be a strong advocate to communicate the importance of access to treatments, access to rheumatology, and access to care, please encourage them to apply.
There is no fee to participate. The application period is open until July 31, but the ACR encourages advocates to apply today!
Note: ACR and ARP members who attended the Virtual Advocacy Leadership Conference in May do not need to fill out an application. They can reach out to Dan Redinger, ACR Manager of Advocacy and Political Affairs.
On September 9 and 10, 112 physicians, health professionals, and patients converged on our nation’s capital to make our voices heard for rheumatology. The program focused on workforce shortages in rheumatology and limiting the effects of step therapy. In addition, rheumatology fellows attended the Advocacy 101 course on September 8. Read the full 2019 Advocates for Arthritis recap.
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We must stay united to affect change. Contact your elected officials and make your voice heard. To find your legislators’ contact information or for more information on ACR advocacy activities, contact the ACR government affairs staff at email@example.com or visit the Advocacy page.