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2023 Federal Advocacy Conference

Join APA October 16-17, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

The 2023 Federal Advocacy Conference is a unique opportunity for psychiatrists to lobby members of Congress on issues that affect their practice and patients. APA members are invited to attend and play a critical role in shaping health care policy during the 118th Congress.

  • Advocacy Training: Monday, October 16, Noon - 5:30 p.m. EDT
  • Meetings with Lawmakers: Tuesday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
  • Open to APA Members Only

Join us in Washington, D.C. this fall for an experience that will include insights from key Hill insiders on the inner workings of Congress and the legislative process through hands-on advocacy training. This immersive conference is guaranteed to help you get the most out of your face-to-face meetings with your federal legislators and their staff.

The conference will take place Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17:

On Monday, October 16, attendees will attend a full-day training session to learn about APA's legislative agenda and everything they need to know to advocate for psychiatry. The experience will include insights from APA's leadership and staff on the inner workings of Congress, and the legislative process as well as a hands-on advocacy training.

On Tuesday, October 17, attendees will join their colleagues to meet with their members of Congress and their staff. Attendees are expected to be fully available this day to attend congressional meetings.

Registration Resource Center

View your registration details and important information for the conference here.

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Questions? Contact APA's Department of Government Relations at [email protected].

Advocacy Associates App Tutorial

Click below for a video that will walk you through how to access your schedules through the AdvocacyDay app, along with how to navigate the various features and tools needed for the 2023 Federal Advocacy Conference.

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APAPAC Reception

Join APAPAC to celebrate our legislative successes and toast your advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.

  •   Coastline Oyster, 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
  •   Tuesday, October 17
  •   5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

All contributors to APAPAC who have made contributions over $250 are invited to join as our guest, all other members are asked to make a contribution of $100 or more to attend (or $25 for Resident-Fellow Members, and $50 for Early Career Psychiatrist Members).

Make Your Contribution

Contributions to APAPAC are voluntary and not a requirement for membership in the APA. The amount shown on this form is only a suggestion. Members may give more or less than suggested amounts. APA will not look upon with favor or disfavor any member because of the amount of their contribution. Maximum annual contribution is $5,000. Federal election law does not permit contributions from foreign nationals. Contributions to APAPAC are used for political purposes and are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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