On Sept. 23–25, the ACR will once again hold its annual Advocates for Arthritis fly-in event in Washington, D.C. Held in conjunction with the ACR’s Advocacy 101 course, the fly-in is a great way for members and their patients to learn about issues important to the practice of rheumatology and have the opportunity to actively meet with their congressional representatives.
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“These events are extremely valuable,” says Angus Worthing, MD, chair of the ACR’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC), noting the events bring a wide variety of people from the rheumatic disease community together to Capitol Hill to have their voices heard.
“Patients, rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals, like nurses, physical therapists and practice managers, meet in groups with their elected officials and staff to tell them firsthand about the best ways to maximize our patients’ access to care and treatments, and to bolster rheumatology research and our workforce,” he says.