Thank you for joining us in Washington, D.C., for Congressional Advocacy Day 2018, during the Mid-Year Forum, April 18 to 19 at the Renaissance Downtown. Congressional Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect your practice and your patients.
How It Works
Commence the evening with a working dinner briefing to prepare for Congressional visits on current advocacy issues affecting medicine. The following day, meet legislators at their place of business - attend Academy-facilitated meetings with your members of Congress and their staff to advocate for your patients and the profession of ophthalmology.
- April 18: Dinner briefing runs from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Academy leaders brief participants on top legislative issues the night before the appointments on Capitol Hill.
- April 19: Breakfast and Q&A session from 7:00am to 8:00am. Beginning at 8:00am, more than 400 ophthalmologists will leave for meetings on Capitol Hill with their senators and representative and/or legislators' staff to present the concerns and positions of the profession.
The Academy does everything you need to make your meetings on Capitol Hill 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.
View the 2017 webinar, loaded with tips and suggestions to ensure you have a successful day on Capitol Hill.
Download the Academy’s advocacy app. Get the tools and information you need to successfully advocate on behalf of ophthalmology and your patients on Capitol Hill or at home. Download the app today to access:
- Talking points;
- A map of Washington, D.C., with key locations identified;
- Information on your lawmakers;
- Advocacy tutorial Videos on advocacy;
- Pre-written letters to your lawmakers anytime, anywhere.
To get the free app, search “AAO Advocacy” on the Apple app store or in Google play