Nearly 140 dermatologists, residents, patients advocates and representatives from the Association of Dermatology Managers/Administrators and the Dermatology Nurses Association gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2014 AADA Legislative Conference and to present a united voice to Congress about most pressing issues affecting dermatology and its patients.
Participants held 180 meetings with members of Congress and their staff, representing 32 states, to discuss efforts to preserve patients access to the full range of care by dermatologists by ensuring that Medicare Advantage networks are providing patients with adequate and timely access to providers with appropriate training and specialty and sub-specialty expertise, to promotes the importance of medical research, and to raise the awareness about skin cancer prevention and the dangers of indoor tanning.
Richard Winklemann, DO, Neal Varughese, MD, Anthony Rossi, MD, Jessica Krant, MD, Mark Kaufmann, MD, Marc Brown, MD, and Mark Lebwohl, MD
Frank Koranda, MD, Representative Jenkins, and Robert Durst, MD
Mary Horner, MD, Adewole Adamson, MD, Holly Fritch, MD, Catherin Harrell, MD, Senator Cruz, Divya Srivastava, MD, Vineet Mishra, MD, Mahir Patel, MD, and Rebecca Euwer, MD
Julie Countess, MD, Albert Kattine, MD, Brent Moody, MD, Adrian Rodriguez, MD, and Representative Cooper
Daniel Sugai, MD, Senator Warren, and Shadi Kourosh, MD
Louis Barich, MD, Kristi Schmitt Burr, Brett Coldirion, MD, Lana Long, MD, Tiffany Blair, and Elizabeth Kiracofe, MD
Bruce Brod, MD, Jean Pickford, Patrick Feehan, MD, and Barbara Mathes, MD
Carrie Davis, MD, Representative Young, and Aaron Gerstein, MD
Alex Gross, MD, Sam Zavitz, and Representative Price
Andrew Lazar, MD, Deborah Englert, MD, Sara Brooks, MD, Senator Cardin, Jane Chew, MD, Kelley Redbord, MD, Jennifer Cooper, MD, and Charles Mitchell, MD
Marc Yale, Ann Haas, MD, Representative Matsui, and John Geisse, MD
During the 2013 AADA Legislative Conference, dermatology’s advocates asked their members of Congress to co-sponsor HR 460, the Patients' Access to Treatments Act, join the Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus, and send a letter to the FDA in support of the proposed rule to reclassify indoor tanning devices. As a direct result of these grassroots efforts:
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