Patient stories make the case

By Erin L. Ransford

Research Capitol Hill Days present unique opportunity

On Valentine’s Day, the AAOS delivered an important message to Capitol Hill: research funding to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) must be increased. It was a very personal message for the 34 patient advocates and 45 physicians and researchers who participated. The patients, in particular, were well aware of the impact that reduced funding could have on their lives and were very willing to share their stories.

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