The Policy Forum is your best opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they will affect you, your business and your patients. Once you are armed with the facts, we as a profession will educate our members of Congress to offer common sense solutions and share how the O&P profession restores lives and puts people back to work.
On the first day, you will be be briefed on the issues to prepare for your meetings. On day 2, you will meet with your member of Congress or their staff, along with other members from your state. Your Congressional appointments will be organized by AOPA staff and lobbyists.
The 2017 AOPA Policy Forum AOPA Policy Forum will be held May 24-25th at the Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. On Wednesday, May 24th, AOPA will provide attendees with up-to-date briefings about critical issues confronting the O&P community, and guidance on how to use this information effectively in lobbying members of Congress. Wednesday will conclude with a reception and dinner. The Policy Forum will culminate on Thursday, May 25th with your advocacy visits (scheduled by AOPA) with your elected representatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill. A complete and detailed agenda for the two days will be provided as the event nears and your registration is complete.
Questions regarding registration, travel or the agenda should be directed to Ryan Gleeson at rgleeson@AOPAnet.org or (571) 431-0876. Questions regarding programming, congressional visits or key issues should be directed to Devon Bernard at dbernard@AOPAnet.org or (571) 431-0854.
Host hotel: Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Reserve online with the code AOIAOIA, or by phone at 1-800-241-3333, with the Group Name: AOPA 2017 Policy Forum
Reservations must be received by May 2 for AOPA’s rate of $279.
Here is a video from a previous Congressional visit to get an idea of what to expect at your appointments: