On May 20, 2020 we hosted another successful Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH)! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our AADCH activities consisted of a Virtual Advocacy Day with over 200 participants including patients, caregivers, advocates, healthcare professionals, industry leaders and researchers from across the country. They came together to learn about critical legislative and regulatory issues facing patients living with asthma and allergies, and lend their voice and raise awareness with members of Congress. Many thanks to all who participated!
Our AADCH event involved all day advocacy in which participants sent letters, made phone calls, and posted on social media using the hashtag #AADCH2020. A mid-day Virtual Hill Brief webcast provided an opportunity for participants to hear from patients, legislators, medical professionals and experts in allergy and asthma care. Speakers included:
- Tonya A. Winders, President and CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network
- The Honorable Eliot Engel, Co-Chair, Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
- Allen Meadows, MD President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- Michelle Freemer, MD on behalf of James P. Kiley, Ph.D. Division Director, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Patient testimonial by Emily Lenz
Please find a recording of the AADCH Virtual Hill Brief Webcast below.
We would also like to thank our AADCH Sponsors:
Allergy & Asthma Network continues its advocacy work at the federal and state levels, we urge you to get involved! Also visit our Online Advocacy Center to connect with your members of Congress on pending legislation. When we all work together, we form a strong, collective voice to inform and influence public policy supporting all Americans living with allergies, asthma and related conditions!
We look forward to seeing you “in person” next year for Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill, scheduled for May 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary!