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With health policy in acute flux in Washington, there has never been a more important time to advocate on behalf of programs that support our patients and general internists. Please consider joining us March 13-14, 2018 as SGIM goes to Capitol Hill to advocate for crucial issues in clinical practice, research, and medical education. Especially now, the voice of the general internist must be heard by key decision makers in Congress.

SGIM will start our Hill Day activities at 4:00PM on the evening before Hill Day (Tuesday, March 13) at the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, DC. We will begin with a short orientation geared to members at all levels and will then host a small reception for everyone participating in Hill Day. We will also hear from a senior health policy speaker. You will have time to meet other SGIM advocates and discuss Hill Day strategies. Dinner on the 13th will be on your own, but there are a variety of restaurants to choose from located near the orientation.

SGIM's Hill Day will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, beginning at 7:30AM at the National Association of Home Builders. CRD Associates, SGIM's policy consultant, will brief us on both advocacy techniques and the issues in advance of our meetings with our representatives. We will then begin our Capitol Hill visits, during which we will meet in groups with either Congressional staff or members from our states. Each participant can expect to visit two to four offices during the day. Afterwards, we will conduct an informal debriefing to share experiences and responses from the Hill staff members.

For this year's Hill Day, our capacity will be limited to 75 participants. To maximize our impact, we will be doing some targeted outreach to recruit participants from states and districts whose representatives are key health policy leaders in Congress. If interest exceeds capacity, SGIM will prioritize participants best positioned to make a strategic impact on Hill Day.

All Hill Day attendees must be SGIM members in good standing at the time of registration. Registration for the event is $75 and travel funds are not available for Hill Day. The deadline to register is February 5, 2018.

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Register Before February 5 for Hill Day 2018

Interested in attending Hill Day? Register now online for the events on March 13-14. Travel funds are not available for Hill Day and there is a $75 non-refundable fee to attend. The deadline to register is February 5, 2018 and there is a cap of 75 participants.

You must login to the SGIM website in order to register and you must be an SGIM member in good standing to attend. Click the link below and choose "Hill Day 2018" under meetings to get started.

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What Does Registration Include?

There is a $75 registration fee to attend Hill Day. This fee covers:

  • Hill Day orientation webinar on February 23
  • Guest speaker/networking session (with snack break) on March 13th
  • Congressional visit scheduling
  • Breakfast on March 14th