Every year, hundreds of DOs and osteopathic medical students meet in Washington, DC, to educate members of Congress and their staff about the osteopathic profession and the importance of osteopathic medicine.
DO Day 2020 will take place on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. In addition to educating lawmakers about osteopathic medicine, participants will ask their representatives to support legislation that is vital to the practice and principles of osteopathic medicine.
Registration, advocacy training, and issue briefings are tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of March 30. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend this training, which will include an in-depth discussion of the legislative issues that will be discussed in Congressional meetings, social media training, and preparation and practice for Congressional meetings.
On March 31, the day will begin with a breakfast briefing that includes presentations by guest speakers on how to best communicate with members of Congress, a brief recap of the issues you will be discussing and more information about the importance of representing the osteopathic profession on Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill meetings
Following the morning briefing, attendees will go to Capitol Hill with colleagues to meet with their Congressional representatives throughout the day. DO Day activities and Congressional meetings will conclude no later than 7:00 p.m. ET on March 31.
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