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DO Day 2022: A chance to meet with lawmakers to discuss issues important to physicians and medical students

Join thousands of your osteopathic colleagues at the profession’s largest public policy and advocacy event.

The AOA’s premier osteopathic advocacy event, DO Day – Distinctive in Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership, will take place virtually and in-person April 23-27. This event offers virtual leadership and professional development CME and sessions for physicians, affiliate leaders and students, as well as in-person opportunities to educate lawmakers about osteopathic physician and student issues.

Join thousands of colleagues at the osteopathic profession’s largest public policy and advocacy event of the year. DO Day offers an opportunity to hone your leadership skills and educate members of Congress on the issues that matter most to osteopathic physicians and their patients.

This year, both virtual and in-person options are available for attendees. A virtual conference will be held April 23-24 with extended access to programming through June 3. Registration for this option is available through the end of May. In-person congressional meetings will be held April 26-27; the deadline to register is March 25. The in-person option includes access to the virtual conference as well as in-person programming, briefings and congressional meetings held in Washington, DC.

Sessions on student loans, difficult news, telemedicine and the state and federal landscapes

The virtual conference will have physician, student and affiliate leader tracks. Sessions for physicians include those on optimizing your elevator pitch and telemedicine policy during COVID and beyond; sessions for students include those on advocating for federal student loan forgiveness programs and delivering difficult news; and sessions for affiliate leaders include deep dives on the state and federal landscapes and leveraging advocacy to enhance member value.

Additionally, those who attend in-person congressional meetings will have the opportunity to discuss issues that impact physician practices and patients’ access to care alongside other osteopathic physicians and medical students.

Keynote speakers for DO Day include Meagan Johnson, a nationally recognized multi-generational expert and generational studies enthusiast, and Amy Walter, an American political analyst and the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.

Registration for DO Day is now open.

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