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Influence change at the 2014 AADA Legislative Conference

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) is pleased to invite the entire Academy membership to attend the 2014 AADA Legislative Conference on Sept. 7-9, in the heart of Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open for this conference, which offers the unique opportunity to hear from health policy experts, discuss dermatology issues with colleagues, attend advocacy training taught by D.C. insiders, and become the trusted and influential voice your members of Congress can rely on. View highlights from the 2013 AADA Legislative Conference.

Why should you attend?
Conference attendees not only learn about critical health policy issues from national health policy experts, political insiders, and AADA advocacy leaders. As physicians and constituents, participants in this conference have the ability to gain key legislatorsí attention on the most pressing issues affecting the specialty and its patients. In fact, according to a 2011 survey by the Congressional Management Foundation, 97 percent of congressional staff say that in-person visits from constituents have an influence on their member of Congress, and 88 percent say that personalized emails influence their decisions.

As experts in public health, dermatologists are uniquely situated to have a profound impact on the decisions that Congress makes at this crucial period in health care. Donít miss this opportunity to advocate on behalf of your patients and practices on timely and important issues, such as Medicare physician payment reform, skin cancer awareness and the dangers of indoor tanning, access to life-saving dermatologic care, and network adequacy.

Visit the conference Web page to learn more and register for this premier event. For more information, contact Abigail Osborne at aosborne@aad.org.

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