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ACCC 43rd Annual Meeting - Capitol Hill Day

ACCC Capitol Hill Day

With major policy changes happening in Washington, D.C., there is a great deal of uncertainty. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan, potential reductions in Medicaid expansion, and proposals that include less comprehensive coverage for cancer patients could result in greater numbers of under- and uninsured patients, and higher uncompensated care costs for providers.

There has never been a more important time to engage with your Congressional representatives to advocate for access to quality oncology care.

Join ACCC on Wednesday, March 29, to share your insight and experiences with your elected officials. By discussing the challenges that you—and your patients—face, you can help ensure that legislation and programs reflect the reality of cancer care delivery.

Capitol Hill Preparation and Briefing

Now available on-demand, the "ACCC Capitol Hill Day: What to Expect" webinar will inform you on how to prepare for meetings with your state’s legislative staff, and how your participation can help to positively influence the future of community oncology.


The ACCC Policy team will also conduct in-person training meetings the day before—and the morning of—Capitol Hill Day, with an issues briefing and talking points to effectively deliver your message.


4:00 – 6:00 pm Capitol Hill Day Training and Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 9:00 am Capitol Hill Day Registration, Breakfast, and Training
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Congressional Meetings and Lunch on Capitol Hill
6:00 – 7:00 pm CANCERSCAPE Welcome and Opening Reception
7:00 am – 5:15 pm CANCERSCAPE sessions and networking
8:00 am – 1:15 pm CANCERSCAPE sessions and networking

Scheduled by ACCC, the congressional meetings are an opportunity to share your story with lawmakers to better understand how their decisions on policy and legislation impact community oncology care. Please note: if you register for Capitol Hill Day and are unable to participate, please contact ACCC immediately to let them know. The ACCC Policy team will secure appointments with busy legislators on your behalf, and we must provide advance notice of cancellations.

All members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team may participate. Capitol Hill Day is included in your CANCERSCAPE registration. Just check the box during the registration process to participate.

Represent Your Cancer Program and Patients!

With major changes happening in Washington, D.C., there has never been a more important time to engage with your Congressional representatives to advocate for improved funding and access to quality oncology care. Learn how you can participate—and what to expect from—the ACCC Capitol Hill Day on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Watch our new video to learn more!

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