Navigation Links
AST Leaders Fly to Capitol Hill to Garner and Secure Support for Transplantation Initiatives
Date:4/20/2009

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 15, 2009, ten members of the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Public Policy Committee gathered in Washington, D.C. and attended more than a dozen meetings scheduled with key Congressional offices. The purpose of the visit was to raise awareness of transplant related issues on Capitol Hill.

The Fly In focused on several important activities:

  • AST discussed healthcare reform initiatives with the House Ways and Means Committee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Finance Committee as well as the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Appropriations Committees.

  • The Society delivered letters of support to Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) endorsing legislation to coordinate diabetes initiatives across federal agencies.

  • AST also delivered endorsement letters and expressed the Society's gratitude to Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) for recently adding a $10 million increase in the Budget Resolution for organ donation activities within HHS-HRSA Division of Transplantation.

  • AST leaders met with the office of Congressman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and the Congressional Diabetes Caucus.

  • AST Public Policy Committee members also met with the leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to discuss health disparity issues within the transplant arena.

The Society's meetings with Congressional decision-makers have already resulted in new House and Senate co-sponsors for important legislation that would expand patients' Medicare coverage for immunosuppressive drugs.

About the AST Public Policy Committee

AST's Public Policy Committee, which is comprised of transplant professionals, regularly delivers the AST public policy message to Congress and the Administration. This strategy has been effective in ensuring that members of Congress and Capitol Hill staff are aware of the issues that impact transplantation. AST Public Policy Committee members are also committed to increasing the level of awareness of transplant issues.

About AST

The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of transplant professionals dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation through the promotion of research, education, advocacy, and organ donation to improve patient care. The Society comprises more than 2,900 transplant physicians, surgeons and allied health professionals.

For more information about AST, please visit www.a-s-t.org.

    CONTACT: BETH DROST
    (215) 884-6499
    beth@comsolutionsgroup.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society of Transplantation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
2. Tennessee Faith Leaders Call on Reps. Gordon & Blackburn to Co-sponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
3. National Pharmaceutical Council Announces New Strategic Focus, Search for New Leadership
4. TriWest Creates First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Offer Military Leaders With Grief Support Program
5. Patent Reform Legislation Threatens Americas Leadership in Medical Technology Innovation
6. Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance
7. Hooper Holmes Launches Health & Wellness Division at 2007 Disease Management Leadership Forum and Integrated Care Summit
8. CEO Addresses Tennessee Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans
9. Blue Care Network of Michigan Earns National Leadership Award for Chronic Disease Management
10. Schooner Healthcare Services, LLC Announces New Leadership Team
11. U.S. Reps. Oberstar and Walz Discuss DM&E Railroad Expansion With Rochester, Minn. Leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills ... specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise ... offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed ... geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD ... OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. ... strategic hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and ... Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... medical device used to measure lung function for a ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been ... Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football ... 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia ... the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... N.J. , Sept. 12, 2017  Consumer reviews on the ... Hearing as the number one company for hearing aids, ranking ... and fifteen other brands. ... Embrace Hearing Named #1 by Consumers For Hearing Aids ... Embrace Hearing is an online store that provides high ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: