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The Rare Advocacy Movement (RAM) is a group of patient advocacy professionals dedicated to the overall advancement of the rare disease patient advocacy professional ecosystem and landscape. Membership and participation in RAM is subject to the observance of the established Code of Conduct for Membership ("Code of Conduct") and the acceptance of the established and adopted RAM Process Document. All members and affiliates of RAM vow to abide by the established Code of Conduct. Any RAM member or affiliate who may violate the Code of Conduct in parts and/or in its entirety will be subject to immediate removal from the RAM membership and/or affiliation.

ashanthi de silva
 Ashanthi De Silva is a writer and the Rare Disease Editor for The Mighty, focusing on strengthening connections and building resources within the rare disease community. As a medical writer, she writes regularly about new developments in the field of endocrinology. Her passion for connecting others and raising awareness about issues facing patients today continues to drive her work, and she looks forward creating safe spaces and advocating for progressive policies that will facilitate change within her communities.