2020 ASTS Advocacy Day

Interested in advocating for your patients on Capitol Hill? Join us for the ASTS 2020 Advocacy Day to learn more about legislation affecting the transplant community and tools needed to strategize and hone your message. Participants will gather on April 15 for a briefing over breakfast before meeting with congressional office staff.

If you're already planning to attend the American Surgical Association meeting, why not come a day earlier and participate? The ASTS briefing breakfast will be held at the Grand Hyatt, the same hotel as the ASA meeting.

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

  • attend the briefing and breakfast on April 15
  • 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 April 15. 


Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Prior to 7:00 a.m. Check out/store luggage

7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast   

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Briefing

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Team assignments/Group discussions

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Depart for Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Pass through Security/Arrive at team’s assigned meeting location

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Hill visits


Advocacy Day Breakfast Site & ASA Meeting Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel

Other DC Hotel Options

Near ASTS Headquarters and Ronald Reagan National Airport: