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Advocacy Summit FAQs

Given the continued concerns related to COVID-19, we’ve decided to make the 2022 Advocacy Summit a virtual event. While Washington, DC recently lifted its indoor mask mandate, the Capitol Hill complex is still restricting the number of visitors to the congressional office buildings.  The virtual Advocacy Summit will take place March 28-29, 2022.

The pricing for this year’s virtual advocacy summit will be $99. Attendees will be able to meet with their members of Congress and staff (virtually). Registration for the event will begin in December 2021.

The AHIMA Advocacy Summit provides informative, educational content and offers an opportunity for AHIMA members to engage with national decision-makers on policies that have a direct impact on the profession while receiving 7 continuing education units. In previous years AHIMA has absorbed all the cost for venue, food, and educational materials for the Summit. Our attendee surveys indicate that this event is highly valued, and we believe it is fair to price the event at a nominal fee to support its costs.

The registration fee will help AHIMA defray the costs incurred for the virtual meeting platform.

Any attendee who registers for the 2022 Advocacy Summit must pay the associated registration fee.

The Advocacy Summit is only open to AHIMA members in 2022.

Any AHIMA member that registers for the Advocacy Summit prior to February 28, 2022 will automatically be scheduled for virtual Hill Day visits on March 29. Members that register after February 28, 2022 will not be scheduled for virtual Hill Day visits.

If you are planning to attend Hill Day, you must register for the Advocacy Summit. Attending the Summit will ensure that members have the appropriate context and background and will be aligned with AHIMA’s national legislative efforts and messaging on Capitol Hill. It will also help reduce confusion in setting up virtual appointments with congressional staff and Members of Congress.

Substitutions (that is, assigning a paid registration to another individual) must be requested at least 31 days prior to the date of the first day of the program. This provides AHIMA staff time to secure congressional appointments for the substitute attendee.

If you are unable to attend, AHIMA provides full refunds less a processing fee for registration cancellations made through 31 days prior to the date of the first day of the program. No refunds are provided within 30 days of the date of the first day of the program. All refunds are processed within 30 days of receipt.

To submit a request for substitutions or refund, requests must be submitted to advocacy@ahima.org. Please include the name and date of the program as well as the following information for both the original registrant and the substitute registrant: name, home address, phone number, email address, and order reference number. Notification of approval will be made within seven days of receipt of the request.

 

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