When: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Keynote Speaker: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald
CME: Approved for 1.5 AOA Category 1-A credits
DO Day on Capitol Hill is an exciting opportunity for DOs and students to come to Washington, D.C. and lobby members of Congress and their staff face-to-face. Prior to the event, participants will receive briefing materials on the key issues to be discussed. Once in Washington, osteopathic advocates will participate in a morning legislative briefing, attend scheduled meetings with members of Congress and their staff, and report the results in a debriefing room. Attendees will also enjoy an agenda tailored to their designation.
Take a Stand
Participation in this event is important for members of the osteopathic community. The time you take off from your practice demonstrates the osteopathic community’s dedication to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine. This is a prime opportunity to educate members of Congress and their staff about osteopathic medicine and communicate our positions on important health policy issues where legislation is crafted—Capitol Hill.
"It’s so important for members of the osteopathic community to be here for our DO Day on Capitol Hill. It demonstrates the community is dedicated to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine," according to George Thomas, DO, Chairman of AOA’s Bureau on Federal Health Programs. "The more people we can get to participate in this event, the more Capitol Hill will understand osteopathic medicine and welcome our positions on important health policy issues."
If you need more information about this event or future DO Days on Capitol Hill, please email Government Relations Administrator Leslie E. Fox at email@example.com.