2019 ASTS Advocacy Day

May 01 5:00 PM - May 02, 4:00 PM 2019
May 01, 2019 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Interested in advocating for your patients on Capitol Hill? Join us for the ASTS 2019 Advocacy Day to learn more about legislation affecting the transplant community and tools needed to strategize and hone your message. Participants will gather on May 1 for a briefing over dinner before meeting with congressional office staff the next day.

As representatives of the Society, ASTS will require all participants to:

  • attend the briefing and dinner on May 1
  • advocate solely for legislation and issues ASTS identifies, and
  • agree to pay for all of their own travel expenses.

There is no registration fee, but registration is required to participate.  Registration includes a training session and dinner on May 1. 

ASTS gratefully acknowledges CareDx and Sanofi-Genzyme for sponsoring our 2019 Spring Advocacy Day event!


WEDNESDAY, May 1 – Crowne Plaza Crystal City, Alexandria Room

5:00pm – 5:30pm          Reception    

5:30pm – 6:15pm          Sponsors’ welcoming remarks

6:15-pm – 8:30pm         Briefing & Group Dinner


THURSDAY, May 2 – Capitol Hill

7:00-8:00am                 Check out & Breakfast at ASTS Headquarters (optional)

8:00am (approx.)          Travel to Capitol Hill

9:00am                          Arrive at team’s assigned meeting location

9:00am – 4:00pm          Hill visits


ASTS has secured a room block at the Crowne Plaza Crystal City Washington National Airport. Click here to reserve your room or call 1-877-685-5593 by Friday, April 26, 2019.

Near Capitol Hill:

Near ASTS Headquarters and Ronald Reagan National Airport: