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Advocacy in Action

Register today for DO Day On-Demand

Available through June 14, earn up to 12 hours of AOA Category 1-A credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Earn CME and advance your health policy and leadership skills from the comfort of your home or office with DO Day On-Demand! This year’s on-demand program features more expert-led sessions, innovative keynotes and advocacy training than ever before. Specialized tracks offer customized content designed specifically for physicians, medical students and affiliate leaders.

All conference programming is available on-demand through June 14, 2024. Participants may earn up to 12 hours of AOA Category 1-A credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

On-demand highlights

Unpacking today’s political landscape
Hear insights from keynote speaker Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, PhD, about the nation’s current political climate and policymaking process. Dr. DeFrancesco Soto is an academic leader and researcher who has contributed to NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, PBS and NPR.

Battling the infodemic: Physicians’ role in overcoming social media misinformation
Osteopathic emergency physician Owais Durrani, DO, examines the rampant spread of medical misinformation on social media with recommendations for physicians on ensuring fact-based information prevails.

Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLM): The current legislative, regulatory and policy landscape
David Shumway, DO, discusses the unique regulatory challenges presented by the rapid propagation of revolutionary technologies. His talk summarizes existing laws, rules, regulations and legislation relevant to LLM AI, including physician liability for HCPs interested in using these tools.

Advocacy or politics? What’s the difference and how to leverage both to your advantage
Hans Zuckerman, DO, and Andrew Sandusky break down the difference between politics and advocacy in the context of grassroots lobbying and discuss how physicians can participate in both processes on behalf of their profession and the patients they serve.

From classroom to countryside: Enhancing mental health care and DO student rotations
David Baron, DO, examines the value of rural, community-based clinical rotations with an emphasis on mental health care, including a discussion of pending federal legislation to support rural clinical rotations for health care providers.

Overview of 2024 trends in regulatory policy impacting physicians
Selena Raines, DO, and Gabriel Miller discuss current trends in payment and provider market shifts that are shaping policymaking and discussions among lawmakers.

Registration fees

AOA members: $259
Non-members: $599
Residents: $50*
Students: $50*
Affiliate executives $125*

Save the date!

DO Day 2025
Virtual: Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23
In-person: Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27
The Westin Arlington (Arlington, VA)
Hotel room rate: $259 per night plus tax (hotel reservation link opens in late fall)

DO Day 2026
Virtual: Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
In-person: Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
The Westin Arlington (Arlington, VA)
Hotel room rate: $264 per night plus tax


The American Osteopathic Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of AOA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence and resolving all possible conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing health care products used by or on patients.

The American Osteopathic Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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