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  • Registration for Mid-Year Forum 2023 is now closed. You may still register for the Meeting Prep Webinar.

    Plan now to join us in Washington, D.C. for Congressional Advocacy Day, April 19-20 during Mid-Year Forum 2023, April 19-22 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown. Congressional Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect your practice and your patients.

    The Academy does everything you need to make your meetings successful: coordinates your appointments; prepares you with a full issue briefing, including background information and talking points on the issues; as well as tips on effective lobbying.

    How It Works

    Wednesday evening, attend a working dinner briefing to prepare for Congressional visits on current advocacy issues affecting medicine. Attend Academy-facilitated meetings with your members of Congress and their staff to advocate for your patients and the profession of ophthalmology. 

    • April 19: Dinner briefing runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Academy leaders brief participants on top legislative issues the night before the appointments on Capitol Hill.

    • April 20: Breakfast and Q&A session from 7 to 8 a.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., more than 400 ophthalmologists will attend meetings with their senators and representative and/or legislators' staff to present the concerns and positions of the profession.

    April 12 Webinar: Congressional Advocacy Day Hill Meeting Prep
    To take your advocacy to the next level, attend the Academy’s webinar. We will prepare you with a discussion on the state of play in Washington, D.C., how to download and view your schedule and managing the logistics. We’ll also provide time to answer your questions.  

    Date: Wednesday, April 12
    Time: 5:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. CT / 8:30 p.m. ET

    Register today

    Can’t join the webinar? View a recording available right here after April 14. More details regarding Congressional Advocacy Day will be sent via email the first week of April.

    Questions may be directed to: Dash Delan