Although our annual DC meetings have now moved to other areas of the country, last year Orlando, the year prior New Orleans, I’m still very active in our professional organization and plan to stay that way well into retirement.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in helping others find access to quality care.
2012 – D.C. Me and Doc
For the past 15 years Doc and I have gone with other local Illinois Pain Management Physicians (ISIPP), of which Dr. Jim is the current President, and our National organization, The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, of which I am a lifetime member, to advocate for our patients, and our sub-specialty.
ASIPP’s PAC is recognized by members of Congress and the Administration as one of the most involved and influential medical political action committees. Each year at our Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, we take healthcare issues directly to our elected officials. These Capitol Hill visits are preceded by a Legislative Session featuring preparatory sessions and an array of distinguished Congressional speakers.
Our Mission: To promote the development and practice of safe, high quality, cost-effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders, and to ensure patient access to these interventions
Needless to say, it’s been a most frustrating, and at the same time, rewarding experience which I am grateful to have been a part of.
We’ll keep on doing what we do best…and right now, that means back to work, taking care of our patients.