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Congressional Advocacy Day
Congressional Advocacy Day 2015



American Society of Ophthalmic Surgery

Pre-registration for the 2015 Mid-Year Forum ended on March 20. Onsite registration will be available at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC starting April 15 at 4 p.m. Questions about your CAD appointments?  Contact Craig Blum or call 202.587.5830

The 2015 Congressional Advocacy Day to be held in conjunction with the Mid-Year Forum from April 15 to 16 in Washington, D.C. and is free for members to attend.

New this year! The Academy has developed a new app for Congressional Advocacy Day. Use the app to:  

  • Review issue talking points;
  • Map Washington, D.C., addresses;
  • Look up information on your lawmakers;
  • Watch advocacy tutorials;
  • Template letters you can personalize and send to your lawmakers anytime, anywhere.
The Ophthalmology Advocacy app is available in the Apple and Android stores soon!

CAD is a unique opportunity to lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect your practice and your patients.

  • To prepare members for their appointments on Capitol Hill, participants will be briefed regarding the Academy's top legislative issues during the CAD Dinner on April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.*
  • In 2014, more than 350 Eye M.D.s attended meetings on Capitol Hill with their senators and representative and/or legislators' staff to present the concerns and positions of the profession.
  • The Academy prepares you with a full issue briefing, including background information and talking points on the issues, as well as tips on effective lobbying—everything you need to make your meetings on Capitol Hill successful.
  • Participants in Congressional Advocacy Day have the opportunity to earn an Achievement Award point.
  • Watch the What To Know Before You Go webinar to prepare for your Capitol Hill appointments.

*For the CAD Dinner Briefing on April 15, dinner will be served between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.. Meals cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.

Be an advocate for our patients and our profession! Participate in Congressional Advocacy Day and play a vital role in communicating with our national legislators about issues of importance to ophthalmology during these critical times. Join hundreds of your colleagues and me in Washington, DC in 2015!
Gregory L. Skuta, MD - Academy President

Contact us for more information about Congressional Advocacy Day.