EVENT

Thank you for joining us at the AMA National Advocacy Conference. The dozens of Hill visits you and your fellow physicians made during the conference are one of the most impactful ways to effect change in health care. On this page we are providing the key materials from the meeting for your review.

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2020 AMA National Advocacy Conference

Feb. 10-12, 2020

Grand Hyatt Washington

Washington, D.C.

Speakers

Photo of Margaret Brennan: Moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent.

Margaret Brennan

Moderator of CBS News’ “Face the Nation and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent.

Photo of Nicole Wallace, political analyst and MSNBC anchor, New York Times best-selling author, and former White House director of communications.

Nicole Wallace

Political analyst and MSNBC anchor, New York Times best-selling author, and former White House director of communications.

 

Subaiya Indu

Indu Subaiya

Co-Founder, Health 2.0 & Executive Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

AGENDA

2019 National Advocacy Conference and Nathan Davis Awards

Monday, February 11

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
President’s Lecture, Independence Ballroom A

Kicking off this year’s conference is Indu Subaiya, MD, a visionary health care leader whose work builds community, creates dialogue and inspires us to radically rethink how health shapes our lives.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Capitol Hill Briefing, Independence Ballroom A

Senior advocacy staff from the American Medical Association will deliver an overview of the organization’s priority issues and things to keep in mind if you are meeting with members of Congress.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AMA Leadership on the Issues, Independence Ballroom A

Moderated by AMA EVP/CEO Jim Madara, MD, AMA leadership will share their perspectives on the issues they address daily when discussing the AMA’s efforts and advocacy agenda with members of Congress, the administration and the media.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception – Sponsored by AMPAC, Independence Ballroom B-E

Tuesday, February 12

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast, Independence Ballroom B-E

9:00 am - 9:45 am
Keynote: Update from the Department of Health and Human Services, Independence Ballroom A

The Honorable Alex M. Azar, II, secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

9:45 am - 10:45 am
Inside the Beltway, Independence Ballroom A

Nicolle Wallace, political analyst and MSNBC anchor, New York Times best-selling author, and former White House director of communications, will break down today’s top issues impacting individuals and industry.

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Congressional Perspectives, Independence Ballroom A

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Congressional Actions to End Gun Violence, Independence Ballroom A

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Gun Violence Prevention Task Force chairman

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Boxed Lunches, Independence Ballroom B-E

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Open for Hill Visits

Please see the Action Kit: Key Issues PDF found under the Event tab.

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Nathan Davis Reception, Independence B-E

This reception is open to all National Advocacy Conference attendees.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nathan Davis Awards Dinner, Independence Ballroom A

Master of Ceremonies: Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation and CBS News’ senior foreign affairs correspondent

Wednesday, February 13

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast, Independence Ballroom B-E

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Congressional Perspectives, Independence Ballroom A

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Special Presentation, Independence Ballroom A

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Update from CMS – Focus on Regulatory Issues, Independence Ballroom A

Demetrios Kouzoukas, principal deputy administrator & director of the Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

9:45 am - 10:00 am
Break, Independence Foyer

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Care Costs, Independence Ballroom A

A bi-partisan, bi-cameral panel of key Congressional staff who work on health care issues daily discuss health care costs, including drug costs and ongoing Congressional efforts related to cost.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Update from the Administration – Focus on the Opioid Epidemic, Independence Ballroom A

ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD, assistant secretary for health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Recap and Wrap Up - Everything You Need to Know and Remember Before Heading to the Hill, Independence Ballroom A

Key AMA Advocacy Staff will review the highlights of our speakers and tie it together with the key messages you should be delivering while visiting your members of Congress.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boxed Lunches, Independence Ballroom B-E

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Open for Hill Visits