April 26 - 28 • JW Marriott Hotel • Washington, DC
The ASA Legislative Conference is the specialty’s largest meeting focusing on state and federal legislative, regulatory and political issues impacting ASA and anesthesiology. The purpose of the conference is to prepare ASA members to engage effectively in the legislative, regulatory and political processes on behalf of the specialty.
Attendees of the 2010 Conference can expect to hear from a range of outstanding speakers discussing key issues impacting the specialty including health care and Medicare payment reform. Invited speakers typically include the nation’s top health care policymakers and political leaders from the U.S. Senate, U.S House of Representatives and the Executive Branch. Past conferences have featured notable speakers such as the then-Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Honorable Michael Leavitt; the Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY); Rep. Steny Hoyer, U.S. House Majority Leader; then-top White House aide, Karl Rove; the Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA); then-Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY); and Karen Tandy, then-Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Attendees will also hear policy briefings from members of the ASA lobbying staff and physician leadership. These briefings will prepare attendees for the Wednesday “Hill Day” portion of the Conference during which attendees conduct lobbying visits with their individual Member of Congress and Senators on key issues impacting anesthesiology.
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