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Day on the Hill - FAQs

Thank you for expressing interest in learning more about Day on the Hill. Read these FAQs to learn more.

What is Day on the Hill?

Answer:

Day on the Hill is AAOMS’s premier grassroots advocacy meeting traditionally held in Washington, D.C. This annual meeting provides OMSs the opportunity to meet with legislators regarding AAOMS’s priority legislative issues affecting the specialty and to hear from AAOMS federal lobbyists on the state of play in Washington, D.C. In light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19, this year’s meeting will be held virtually.

Day on the Hill will provide OMSs opportunities to: 

  • Advocate by sharing personal experiences with constituent members of Congress concerning the impact legislation has on the specialty, OMS practices and patients.
  • Educate members of Congress who rely on experts to inform them of issues of which they would otherwise be unaware. With close to 70 new members in the 117th Congress, many are unfamiliar with the specialty and its issues.
  • Preserve the future of the specialty by offering perspectives as healthcare providers, small-business owners, faculty and residents on the nation’s healthcare system.

What training is given to participants?

Answer:

AAOMS will host two optional events the evenings of April 12 and April 19 to prepare participants for their congressional meetings. Participants can hear from AAOMS federal lobbyists, AAOMS leadership and political analyst Charlie Cook. This year, participants also will be able to meet with other OMS advocates from their state before their congressional meetings. Learn more about these meetings.


Note: The April 12 event will be recorded for those unable to participate.

How will Day on the Hill be held virtually?

Answer:

Congressional meetings will be held via Zoom or phone conference lines provided by congressional offices.

AAOMS will use an interactive virtual meeting platform for our preparatory events on the evenings of April 12 and April 19, allowing attendees the opportunity to pre-huddle at virtual breakout tables with attendees from their states prior to attending meetings together on April 20. More details, including links, will be provided to registrants prior to the events.

What is the registration deadline?

Answer:

Register by March 16 to allow staff time to coordinate and schedule meetings with congressional offices.

Where can I see the full schedule of events?

Answer:

View the 2021 Day on the Hill schedule.

What have past attendees said about Day on the Hill?

Answer:

Two past attendees shared their experience of the in-person Day on the Hill. Read their stories.

How do I register?

Answer:

Register for Day on the Hill. Consider registering early, as time is needed to coordinate congressional visits.

Who can I contact to answer additional questions?

Answer:

Call Danielle Branch at 800-822-6637, ext. 4392.