Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) hosted the reception Tuesday evening and spoke on a personal note on his battle with arthritis. Senator Isakson, a co-sponsor of the Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act of 2005 (S.424/H.R. 583), spent time talking with ACR/ARHP members and patients about their concerns with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. A number of Congressional staff attended the reception to learn more about the ACR, physician issues, and rheumatic diseases. Those attending the event had the opportunity to receive a heel DEXA screening compliments of ACR board of directors member David Borenstein, MD. The ACR’s legislative reception and Capitol Hill visits are valuable approaches to promote the needs of rheumatologists and their patients.