American Society of Ophthalmic Surgery™
Congressional Advocacy Day (CAD) will be held in conjunction with the Mid-Year Forum from April 9 to 10 in Washington, D.C. CAD is a unique opportunity to lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect your practice and patients. More than 350 Eye M.D.s attend meetings on Capitol Hill with their senators and representative and/or legislators' staff to present the concerns and positions of the profession. View the Preliminary Program for the schedule, session topics and more.
Plan now to join us in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 Congressional Advocacy Day (PDF 383 KB) from April 9 to 10. Registration for CAD is free and is now available.
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 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.*
- In 2013, more than 350 Eye M.D.s will attend 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 9, dinner will be served between 7 p.m. and 8 pm. Meals cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Congressional Advocacy Day is a vital part of your membership and a fantastic opportunity to get updated on critical issues related to ophthalmic advocacy. Each year hundreds of Academy members advocate for our profession and patients. Join me and your colleagues in Washington, D.C. in 2014.
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, Academy Past President
Read first-hand reports and perspectives from Congressional Advocacy Day 2013 in the Academy’s online community. Join the conversation today.