Powers Principals Peggy Tighe and Diane Millman spoke at the American Transplant Congress last week in Seattle on behalf of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

The annual event is a joint meeting for ASTS and the American Society of Transplantation. The meeting provides a forum to exchange new scientific and clinical information relevant to solid organ and tissue transplantation and to discuss socioeconomic, ethical, and regulatory issues relevant to organ and tissue transplantation.

Peggy and Diane reported on their legislative and regulatory activities and assisted ASTS in reviewing its strategic plan. ASTS represents approximately 1,800 professionals dedicated to excellence in transplantation surgery and provides advocacy, education, and training opportunities.

Peggy Tighe works closely with both the Healthcare and the Government Relations and Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve. She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grass roots campaigns.

Diane Millman is a principal in the firm’s healthcare practice. She represents physicians, ambulatory care providers and professional and trade associations before the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services and other federal agencies, as well as before Congress on various Medicare and Medicaid payment, fraud and abuse, physician self-referral, and other issues arising under federal law.

For more information, Peggy Tighe can be reached at Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com or 202-872-6752 and Diane Millman can be reached at Diane.Millman@PowersLaw.com or 202-872-6725.