AACOM Advocacy Day

Thank you to everyone who joined for AACOM Advocacy Day, October 6-7, 2021! Join us each year to advocate for osteopathic medical education (OME) federal policy priorities. Information on our next Advocacy Day will be posted here when available. 

AACOM's 2021 Advocacy Day featured Members of Congress, congressional staff and government relations professionals in virtual informational panels presenting on the state of Congress, effective advocacy and AACOM’s public policy priorities. There were also be opportunities for participants to communicate with Congress in support of policies and programs critical to osteopathic medical schools, students and physicians. Join us next year for Advocacy Day, but take action today!

For more information, view the 2021 AACOM Advocacy Day schedule, policy issue briefs and social media toolkit below.

2021 Schedule

  OCTOBER 6, 2021  

12:45 PM ET


Congressional Health Policy Update: Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)
Introduction by Robert A. Cain, DO, FACOI, FAODME, President and CEO, AACOM
T.J. Petrizzo, President and CEO, The Petrizzo Group (Moderator) 


1:30 PM ET

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Behind the Scenes with Congressional Staff: Update on OME Policy Priorities 
Stephanie Johnson, Legislative Assistant, Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Jay Eberle, Legislative Assistant, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)
Megan Burke, Principal, The Petrizzo Group (Moderator) 


3:00 PM ET


  OCTOBER 7, 2021  



Social Media Toolkit

#AACOMAdvocates for the OME community – download the social media toolkit and join us with these simple steps!


COM Congressional Representation

Learn about the Members of Congress representing your COM and interests.


Social Sharing Graphics

Take your messages to the next level with these graphics.  Download full size graphics from our social media toolkit.


Also check out our 2020 AACOM Virtual Day of Action.