Advocacy Day takes place on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
9:30 a.m. registration opens
10:30 a.m. Advocacy Day begins
When medical professionals speak out about the needs of their patients, Members of Congress listen. Make the most of your trip to the Washington, D.C. area. Join PHA for this unique opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and educate your Members of Congress about the needs of your patients and your practice.
No previous advocacy experience is needed. Free training, transportation to Capitol Hill and a boxed lunch are provided.
How to Register
Check the Advocacy Day box on your Symposium registration form to attend this day on Capitol Hill. For more information, contact Katie at Advocacy@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 x749.
An accurate attendance count is critical to the success of the event, please let us know if your plans change.
“What to Expect” Webinar
Thursday August 22, 2 p.m. EDT
Attending Advocacy Day for the first time or looking for a refresher? Join Katie Kroner, PHA’s Sr. Director of Advocacy and Treatment Access, for a live webinar orientation. PHPN Advocacy Day: What to Expect will take place August 22 at 2 p.m. EDT. The discussion will cover topics such as the event agenda, tips for a successful legislative visit and key talking points. A recording of the webinar will also be made available to Advocacy Day registrants. Register for the webinar.
Tips and Talking Points
If Your Plans Change
Please tell us if your plans change! An accurate attendance count helps PHA maintain our positive relationship with members of Congress by ensuring that we make all the visits we commit to. If you no longer plan to join us for Advocacy Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-565-3004 x748 as soon as possible.
PH patients deserve the opportunity to be treated without constantly having to jump through hoops. It was so nice to share our challenges with the people that can make a difference.
[Our group leader] did a great job in preparing us for our visits. His enthusiasm was infectious and allowed me to feel more comfortable talking.
[Advocacy Day] is inspiring! I love to advocate for these patients!
I wanted to assist in educating legislators on PH and the barriers patients face. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to support and advocate for my patients. For me, the best part of the event was seeing [legislative staff’s] eyes light up and having them ask valuable questions.
I feel it is important to give my patients a voice that can try to help ease their burden and give them access to quality care and appropriate treatment.