FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2011
(Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, April 7, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) will hold its annual DO Day on Capitol Hill. Over 650 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students are expected to participate.
DO Day on Capitol Hill, the largest annual advocacy event for the osteopathic medical profession, will include a morning briefing featuring a keynote address from Congressman Joe Heck (NV-3).
Congressman Heck is the first osteopathic physician elected to serve in the United States Congress since the 1930’s. Following the briefing, participants representing all 50 states will make visits to over 350 House and Senate offices.
“This is such an exciting event for our profession,” said AOA President Karen J. Nichols, DO. “It’s an opportunity for our members to communicate directly with their Members of Congress on those issues impacting patients and the health care delivery system. This year’s event is made all the more special by the appearance of our colleague and friend Joe Heck. We are so proud of him and the work he is doing on behalf of Nevada and the nation.”
Director of Washington Advocacy and Communications
American Osteopathic Association