American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

DO Day on Capitol Hill

DO Day on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

We have reached the maximum number of attendees for DO Day 2018 - registration is now closed. 

If you have registered for DO Day on Capitol Hill, but are no longer able to attend, please contact Sean Neal at with Cancellation in the subject line immediately so we can cancel your appointments. Please provide your full name and the voting address you registered with. The AOA’s relationships with Capitol Hill are very important to the profession, and our efficacy in Washington. We ask for your assistance in being respectful of both their time and yours.

About DO Day

DO Day on Capitol Hill, set for Wednesday, March 7, 2018, is an exciting opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to come to Washington, D.C. to educate members of Congress and their staff on who DOs are and why osteopathic medicine is so important.

do-day-on-capitol-hill-logo.jpgDO Days are a unique opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to engage with legislators and communicate our positions on important health policy issues in the place where legislation is crafted - Capitol Hill. Physicians and students will have the chance to educate members of Congress and their staff about osteopathic medicine and the matters that affect their profession. Participation in the event is important for the osteopathic community because it demonstrates the profession’s dedication to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine.


The day includes a breakfast briefing to discuss how to best communicate with members of Congress, a review of the issues you will be discussing, and presentations from guest speakers who are active in the health policy world. Past speakers have included members of Congress and the Surgeon General. Following the briefing, you will be directed toward Capitol Hill with your colleagues to meet with your congressional representatives throughout the afternoon.

Connect on Social Media

If you can’t march on Capitol Hill during the event, join #DODay18 participants on social media throughout the day to advocate for the profession. If you’re not following us already, find the AOA on the following channels:

Look for the hashtag #DODay18.

Hotel Information

The AOA has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $369 per night at the JW Marriott at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC. Attendees can book via the reservation link or by calling the JW Marriott team at (202) 393-2000. Mention the DO Day group to receive the group rate.

Learn More

For more information about future DO Days on Capitol Hill, contact Sean Neal at For answers to questions about event requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions about DO Day, visit our FAQ page.


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