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National Advocacy Conference

2016 National Advocacy Conference

Feb. 22–24
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, D.C.

The American Medical Association looks forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C., at the 2016 National Advocacy Conference (NAC). This year's conference features a terrific lineup of guest speakers and a variety of activities and opportunities that will leave you more well-informed and empowered to advocate for patients, the medical profession and the future of health care.

Registration will be open soon. Please save the date.

2016 National Advocacy Conference Preliminary Agenda

Monday, February 22
3 – 4 p.m.
President's Lecture

4 – 5 p.m.
Capitol Hill Briefing

5 – 6 p.m.
Leadership Panel

6 – 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 23
8 – 9 a.m.

9 a.m. – Noon
General Sessions

Noon – 1 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

Afternoon Open for Hill Visits

6 – 7 p.m.
Nathan Davis Reception
This reception is open to all National Advocacy Conference attendees

7 – 9:30 p.m.
Nathan Davis Awards dinner

Wednesday, February 24
7:15 – 8 a.m.

8 a.m.  – Noon
General Sessions

Noon –1 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

Afternoon Open for Hill Visits Until 3 p.m.

Archived Presentations from 2015

Capitol Hill Briefing
Richard A. Deem, senior vice president, Advocacy, AMA

Reducing Regulatory Burden
Margaret D. Garikes, JD, vice president, Federal Affairs, AMA

Facts and Figures

SGR Is Going Social

Please share your efforts with us following your meetings with members of Congress.

With your help, we want to continue to make each conference bigger, better and more effective. Please complete a NAC conference evaluation at your convenience.


"President's lecture" speaker just announced
Kicking off the conference this year with a dynamic talk about patient data is surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist and professor at University of California at Los Angeles, Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, who was recently featured on CBS's 60 Minutes.


Keynote speakers

Willie Geist
Willie Geist
Co-host, third hour of NBC's Today
Co-host, MSNBC's Morning Joe
Contributor, various NBC News programs

Sylvia Matthews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Governor Haley Barbour
Gov. Haley Barbour
Former governor of Mississippi

Programming notes

  • Nathan Davis Awards dinner will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24.
  • The afternoons of Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 are free of programming to encourage Capitol Hill visits.

NAC Action Kit

Frequently asked questions about repealing the SGR

Protect seniors' access to Medicare: Repeal the IPAB

A regulatory tsunami threatens the financial viability of physician practices

Cumulative costs of Medicare patches

Medicare physician reform - Help send it to the President's desk