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

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

Register Today

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.

Questions? Contact APA's Department of Government Relations at

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