Day on the Hill - FAQs
Thank you for expressing interest in learning more about Day on the Hill. Read these FAQs to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Register by March 16 to allow staff time to coordinate and schedule meetings with congressional offices.
View the 2021 Day on the Hill schedule.
Two past attendees shared their experience of the in-person Day on the Hill. Read their stories.
Register for Day on the Hill. Consider registering early, as time is needed to coordinate congressional visits.
Call Danielle Branch at 800-822-6637, ext. 4392.