2017 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

AADR and Friends of NIDCR will hold their Advocacy on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This year, a newly elected Congress with fresh priorities will need to better understand the importance of dental, oral and craniofacial research. Your participation in the 2017 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is necessary to amplify the message to Congress that increased investments in biomedical research and other oral health programs are needed for the health of the public.

The AADR and Friends of NIDCR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill will include a morning key issues briefing and training session; and an afternoon of individual and/or small group meetings with participants’ members of Congress and their staff.

Please note: Registering for the AADR and Friends of the NIDCR Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill should be viewed as a professional commitment. Canceling at the last minute will harm AADR and Friends of NIDCR’s relationships with members of Congress and their staff. Registration for this event is now closed. 

The schedule for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is designed to allow participants to fly or drive into and out of Washington, D.C., on the same day if feasible and desired. Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport (five miles) to Capitol Hill. However, for participants attending from distant locations, an overnight stay may be required. This time of year is extremely busy for tourism in Washington, D.C., and hotel rooms book quickly. If you need a hotel room, please do not wait until the last minute and feel free to reach out to AADR staff for hotel recommendations.

Preliminary Schedule of Events, Tuesday, February 28, 2017: 

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Available
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.   Morning Briefing and Advocacy Training Session in the Senate Russell Office Building Room 385 with Rep. Simpson, DMD (R-Idaho) and Rep. Ferguson, DMD (R-Ga.) 
11 a.m. Lunch Available
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Meetings with Members of Congress and Their Staff at Various Locations

on Capitol Hill


Thank you to our Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Sponsors

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates