January 21, 2009

Register for LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill March 2-3

Come to Washington, DC for the Lupus Foundation of America’s 2009 Advocacy Day March 2-3, 2009

It was 50 years ago that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last approved a drug to specifically treat lupus. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) invites you, your friends, and family members to join with us and lupus advocates from across the country in Washington, DC for the 11th annual Advocacy Day. Together we can change the coming years by advocating for funding that will lead to safer, more tolerable, and effective lupus treatments.

Registration Fee: $35
(includes advocacy materials, select meals, and an event recognition gift)

Register for LFA's Advocacy Day Here:
LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Event Schedule:
Monday, March 2 -- Meet & Greet and Advocacy Training
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - For early arrivers, an informal "Meet and Greet" lunch will be held.
  • 1:30-5:00 p.m. - The advocacy training session will review meeting strategies and the LFA’s advocacy priorities.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner with featured speaker, Susan Manzi, M.D., MPH, LFA Board & Medical-Scientific Advisory Council Member, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, March 3 -- On Capitol Hill
  • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Join the LFA and its chapter representatives, physicians, researchers, and other lupus advocates on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to inform them about lupus and how they can help advance lupus awareness, research, education, and drug development.
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC

Make Your Hotel Reservation Here:
A block of rooms has been secured by the LFA for $239 (plus taxes) per night. To make a reservation, go to Hotel Reservations for LFA's 2009 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, and enter the code "lupus" to secure one of the newly renovated rooms.

If you have any questions, contact Sara Chang at chang@lupus.org or by phone at 202-349-1169.

For more information, please visit: http://www.lupus.org/advocacy.

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