The NIAMS Coalition is made up of nearly 60 voluntary and professional associations concerned with the programs of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). The NIAMS mandate is broad: It leads the Federal effort on research into the basic understanding, causes, incidence, treatment and prevention of diseases of bone, joints, muscle, skin and connective tissues.
Each year, NIAMS Coalition organizations descend upon Washington, DC, USA, to showcase broad support for NIAMS initiatives and instruct Congress about the research opportunities and findings related to diseases and disorders of the joints, muscles, bones, and skin. The NIAMS Coalition message emphasizes that these diseases and disorders are among the most frequently occurring chronic conditions afflicting American families. The ASBMR has been a leading member of the NIAMS Coalition since 1990.
For more information on NIAMS, please visit their website at http://www.niams.nih.gov/