AGA Advocacy Day
Advocacy is a critical component of protecting our profession and patients’ access to care. Connect with your federal lawmakers and their staff during this event to ensure our voice is heard on Capitol Hill.
AGA’s spring Advocacy Day 2021 was a huge success. Thank you to the 40+ members that participated and attended over 70 meetings with their members of Congress. Participants met with over 60 lawmakers to discuss administrative burdens like prior authorization and step therapy protocols that delay patient care. They also advocated for sustainable federal research funding for GI diseases and cancers.
We will continue to advocate with and on behalf of our members! Stay tuned for more information about our fall Advocacy Day.
We are hosting our virtual fall AGA Advocacy Day on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Like this past spring, we are taking it virtual with all of the congressional meetings occurring via conference calls. This is a great opportunity for you to “meet” with your members of Congress and share how legislation impacts GIs and patient care in their communities.
Spring Advocacy Day 2021
Why attend the event?
Lawmakers need to know how their constituents are being impacted. By meeting with them and their staff you’re humanizing the legislation we are advocating for and illustrating how AGA and its members can serve as an important resource when health care policies are being discussed.
Members with all levels of advocacy experience are encouraged to participate. We make it easy by coordinating your congressional meetings, providing policy one-pagers to share and offering training to help you tell your stories and you won’t be there alone! AGA leadership and staff will join your meetings to help guide the conversations and provide support.
Join us for this day of empowerment and leave with the tools you need to advocate on behalf of GI year-round.
Advocacy Day agenda
Monday, 8-9 p.m. EDT — Policy overview webinarSept. 20, 2021
Wednesday — Group training session (TBD by group leader)Sept. 22, 2021
Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. EDT — Congressional MeetingsSept. 23, 2021
Thursday, noon – 1 p.m. EDT — Keynote Speaker Session feat. Punchbowl News co-founders Anna Palmer & Jake ShermanSept. 23, 2021
Thursday, 4 – 4:30 p.m. EDT — Debrief sessionSept. 23, 2021
Brush up on your advocacy skills by exploring AGA’s education module on AGA University. Learn about how we engage with Capitol Hill and federal agencies, explore AGA town halls, effective policy communication, and read tips for effective policy communications and establishing a constituent relationship.
Note: Congressional meeting participants will be required to complete the “How to have an effective Hill meeting” module prior to Advocacy Day.
This program is supported in part by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.
Past Advocacy Days
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