National Advocacy Day

ASCA’s National Advocacy Day program gathers participants from across the country to meet and build relationships with policymakers who make decisions that directly impact the ASC community and their patients. ASCA schedules a full day of congressional meetings on Capitol Hill for each participant. In addition, ASCA provides dinner and a training briefing the night before. During the briefing, ASCA staff explain current ASC legislation and how to conduct a successful congressional meeting.

2023 National Advocacy Day

On February 27 to March 1, 70 ASCA members, representing over 30 states met with 102 members of Congress and their staff to help educate federal legislators about the surgery center community and secure support for crucial ASC legislation.

2019 National Advocacy Day

On September 23 and 24, 2019, 60 ASCA members, representing 15 different states, met with 164 members of Congress and their staff.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCA did not host a National Advocacy Day between 2020 and 2022.