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2024 AADA Legislative Conference

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Perennial cuts to Medicare physician payment threaten dermatologists’ ability to treat patients.

Physicians are at a breaking point – when adjusted for inflation physician reimbursement has declined 30% since 2001 while practice costs soared. Physicians rely on reimbursement to cover a multitude of practice expenses and year-over-year cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement jeopardize physicians’ ability to keep the doors open and to care for patients in our communities.

Join your peers at the 2024 AADA Legislative Conference and tell Congress to reform Medicare physician payment, the Academy’s sole Federal congressional advocacy priority.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

What to expect

Attending the 2024 AADA Legislative Conference is as easy as 1, 2, 3. You can expect:

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Two days of networking and learning from political and policy experts.

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A day of meetings on Capitol Hill with other dermatologists from your state where you'll ask Congress to fix Medicare physician payment.

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Support from the AADA’s grassroots staff, including pre-conference information to help you prepare. The AADA schedules all your Hill meetings – you just need to show up!


September 8-10, 2024


J.W. Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Note: Attendees are responsible for booking a hotel in our room block. Register for the conference at the link below, then book your hotel.

2024 AADA Legislative Conference Registration

Deadline to register for the conference is August 8, 2024.

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Resident Scholarship to Legislative Conference

The AADA awards several scholarships to residents who commit to year-long involvement in AADA grassroots advocacy. Following the Legislative Conference, AADA staff will follow up with award-winners to discuss a checklist of grassroots activities.

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Keynote speakers

Physician leader and health policy expert Anand Shah, MD

Sunday, September 8 | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join the AADA in welcoming nationally recognized physician leader and health policy expert Anand Shah, MD, as the keynote speaker for Sunday night. Dr. Shah has extensive healthcare experience as an industry leader, physician, and in the senior-most levels of the U.S. government including CMS and FDA. At CMS, Dr. Shah led the clinical design of novel value-based payment and service delivery models including those for primary and specialty care.

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Political election expert Nathan Gonzales

Monday, September 9 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The AADA welcomes political election expert Nathan Gonzales, the editor and publisher of Inside Elections, which provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor, and president. He is also the co-host of the Inside Elections Podcast and an Elections Analyst for CQ Roll Call. Mr. Gonzales tackles elections in a nonpartisan, data-driven, and accessible way and offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.

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Conference resources

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Conference program and agenda

Learn more about what to expect at the 2024 AADA Legislative Conference.

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What we're asking

Explore the issues you’ll discuss with your members of Congress.

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Guest speakers

Learn more about the special guest speakers who will give you the inside view on Washington politics.

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Capitol Hill meetings

Learn more about what to expect at your meetings and how AADA helps you prepare.

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Travel, hotel, and meals

Learn more about travel arrangements and hotel reservations for the AADA Legislative Conference.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about the conference.

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