DO Day on Capitol Hill

Take a Stand!

Participation in DO Day is important for members of the osteopathic community. The time you take off from your practice demonstrates the osteopathic community’s dedication to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine. This is a prime opportunity to educate members of Congress and their staff about osteopathic medicine and communicate our positions on important health policy issues where legislation is crafted—Capitol Hill.

"It’s so important for members of the osteopathic community to be here for our DO Day on Capitol Hill. It demonstrates the community is dedicated to protecting and preserving the cornerstones of osteopathic medicine.


do-day-on-capitol-hill-logo.jpgDO Day on Capitol Hill, set for April 5, 2017, is an exciting opportunity for DOs and osteopathic medical students to come to Washington, D.C. and use their time to educate members of Congress and their staff on who DOs are and why osteopathic medicine is so important.  

The event will take place at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.


Travel and Lodging

Registrants should plan to be at the Ronald Reagan Building no later than 5:45 a.m. on April 5, 2017 - breakfast will be provided. The host hotel is the JW Marriott located across from the Ronald Reagan Building. The AOA has negotiated discounted rates for a block of rooms at the JW Marriott ($369/night) and the Willard Intercontinental ($389/night). The discounted rate is available until March 15, 2017 or until the group block sells out. We encourage attendees to make travel and lodging reservations as soon as possible - there are several large conventions in Washington, DC during the week of DO Day. For alternate hotels and more information about travel and lodging options, visit the DO Day FAQ page.

Participation Requirements 

1. You must register for DO Day 2017 using the address where you are registered to vote, not the address where you go to school or where you work. Why? Visit the FAQ for details.

2. You will be provided with short training videos and take a quiz based on their content.

3. We ask registrants to remain subscribed to the DO Engage weekly advocacy email through DO Day 2017. If you are not already subscribed to the DO Engage, you will be subscribed when you register for DO Day.

4. Registrants must provide a cell phone number. If you would like to attend DO Day but do not own a cell phone, please contact

For answers to questions about these requirements and other Frequently Asked Questions about DO Day, visit our FAQ page.