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Advocate for Your Patients and Profession; Attend the 2020 Alliance of Specialty Medicine Legislative Fly-In in Washington, D.C. June 15-17

YES Members Should Apply for the Annual Legislative Fly-In Scholarship

ASCRS•ASOA members are encouraged to attend the 2020 Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In, which will be held June 15–17 in Washington, D.C. ASCRS and ASOA members who attend the Fly-In will receive in-depth training on policy issues important to ophthalmology and the specialty medicine community—and will have the opportunity to meet with their Representative and Senators to lobby for those legislative issues. Your participation in this event has a direct, positive impact on your profession and patients!

Not familiar with the Fly-In? See what past attendees have to say about the experience in this brief video.

Because of its increased popularity and the rising costs associated with the Fly-In, we will reimburse up to $1,000 in travel expenses. The complete agenda is still being developed, but attendees are asked to arrive in Washington by Monday afternoon, June 15, and not to depart until Wednesday afternoon, June 17, following conclusion of the conference.

If you are interested in attending the 2020 Fly-In, please complete this form at your earliest convenience. We understand that you need advanced notice to arrange your schedule, so you will be notified ASAP when your participation is confirmed and provided with additional details to make your travel arrangements. Keep your eye on the Washington Watch for more information.

YES Fly-In Scholarship

ASCRS and Young Eye Surgeons (YES) are pleased to announce the return of the ASCRS/YES Legislative Fly-In Scholarship Program to encourage U.S. resident and fellow members to attend the Fly-In.

Five applicants will be chosen to receive a full scholarship (registration, travel, hotel accommodations, and meals) to join their peers in the nation’s capital and meet with their members of Congress to advocate for policies that will impact their careers and help their patients. This event not only helps residents and fellows develop their understanding of policy issues, but it provides an opportunity to network with established members and ASCRS leadership. For more information and to apply online, please click here. The application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Any questions regarding the Fly-In or YES scholarships may be directed to Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at amadson@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.

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