Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill 2021

May 23rd-25th, the AOA’s single-largest annual advocacy event and centerpiece of optometry’s federal advocacy efforts brought together over 700 registered doctors, paraoptometrics, students and industry leaders, to champion five crucial areas of legislation and advocacy that could immediately affect optometry practices. With Congressional offices still closed for the foreseeable future due to the public health emergency, advocates once again convened virtually at a consequential time for the 117th Congress.

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
May 23, 2021
Opening Session (Day 1)

Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill opened Sunday, May 23, with a message from our AOA & AOSA presidents; presentation of AOA Health Care Leadership Awards; messages from our industry sponsors; a keynote presentation from political speakers, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman; and a presentation from AOA’s Federal Relations Committee.

General Session (Day 2)

Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill closed Monday, May 24, with a message from AOA’s outgoing and incoming presidents; a presentation from the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety; messages from our industry sponsors; and our 2021 legislative issues briefing from the AOA Federal Relations Committee.

AOA on Capitol Hill Fact Sheets

1. "Doc Access Bill" Fact Sheet

2. "Robocall Bill" Fact Sheet

3. "Expand Access" (Provder Nondiscrimination; Medicare Vision Benefit; VA Practice Standards) Fact Sheet 

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