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AOA announces cancellation of 2020 DO Day on Capitol Hill

This year's meeting will not be rescheduled but will resume in 2021.

DO Day logoUpdated March 7, 2020

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has been monitoring the ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been detected in more than 70 locations internationally, including the United States. While the immediate risk of exposure for most Americans remains relatively low, the AOA takes the health and well-being of its members and the public seriously.

Recognizing the growing need to avoid large gatherings that could lead to school closings or overwhelm the healthcare system, the AOA has decided to cancel DO Day on Capitol Hill, scheduled for March 30-31 in Washington, DC. This year’s meeting will not be rescheduled but will resume in 2021. DO Day registration fees will be refunded. Read the full statement.

Cancelling travel arrangements

Attendees should proceed in the cancellation of travel to Washington, DC.

Air/Bus/Rail: Contact the air carrier or agency used to book your travel. Many airlines are waiving cancellation fees.

Hotel: Contact the JW Marriott DC at (202) 393-2000 to cancel your hotel accommodations as soon as possible.

AOA staff and board/committee members who were booked to attend DO Day on Capitol Hill do not need to cancel travel arrangements. The AOA Meetings and Travel team will cancel all hotel reservations and airline tickets booked through the AOA’s travel services.

Please contact govt-issues@osteopathic.org for immediate concerns.

Looking ahead

DO Day on Capitol Hill is a unique opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to come together to learn about issues important to the osteopathic profession and meet directly with their lawmakers. The AOA will offer opportunities in coming weeks for online advocacy training and engagement with lawmakers.

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