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March 2013 council of chapter representatives meeting and "hill day" notes

Keywords: advocacy , American Thoracic Society , Council of Chapter Representatives , US Congress , cigar bill , SGR , research funding , sustainable growth rate

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No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. March 18, 2013As part of “Hill Day” the Council of Chapter Representatives meant on March 18, 2012 in Washington, D.C. beginning at 2:00 PM. 1. Welcome/Open meeting: Dona Upson 2:00 PMRoll call determined there were representatives present from Arizona, Colorado, DC-Metro, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, and Washington. Linda Nicci, CCR Chair from Rhode Island, was delayed by weather and attended by conference call. 2. ATS Leadership Update 2:15pm Presentations were given by Monica Kraft, ATS president, and Steven Crane, ATS executive director. Highlights of their presentations included – A discussion of hospitalists eligibility for critical care boards The ATS bottom line oPositive beginning in 2010 and growing in 2011 and 2012. oReserves have also increased (about 2/3 of a year). Ken Adler will serve 3 more years as editor of the “Red Journal” Annals of the ATS will be published shortly. It …

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