Welcome to the annual Advocacy Days in Washington, DC!
Join melanoma patients, caregivers, supporters and advocates from across the country on March 3-5, 2024, in Washington, DC to learn about issues facing the melanoma community, our community’s key legislative priorities and then share your story with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Register here to join us in our nation's capital to be the voice of the melanoma community!
Travel scholarship applications for 2024 Advocacy Days have closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Director of Federal Affairs, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Senior Vice President, Vision 360 Partners
Amie Bunker, PhD
Program Manager, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
Partner, Akin Gump
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
Zil Joyce Romero Dixon
State Government Affairs Manager, National Rural Health Association
Senior Advisor, Akin Gump
Sima Rozati, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Survivor & Advocate
Survivor & Advocate
What should I wear?
To ensure a professional atmosphere during our visit to Capitol Hill and meetings with congressional representatives, we kindly request all attendees to wear a business casual attire for the upcoming event.
Comfortable sneakers or footwear is recommended as we will be walking to Capitol Hill.
Please refrain from wear jeans, sweatpants, or casual clothing.
Your adherence to these attire guidelines is appreciated and will contribute to the success of our event. Thank you!
TheKimpton George Hotel (15 E St NW) is currently fully booked. Please continue to check their website for available accommodations.
Additional hotel accommodation options within walking distance from the Kimpton George Hotel and Capitol Hill include:
Driving - DCA to George Kimpton Hotel
9-to-14-minute drive via George Washington Memorial Pkwy and I-395 N
Metro - DCA to Union Station
The quickest route from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Union Station in Washington D.C. is by taking the Yellow Line on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metro system towards Mt Vernon Square. Disembark at Gallery Place Chinatown and switch to the Red Line towards Glenmont. Get off at Union Station (2 stops from Gallery Place Chinatown). Union Station is a 5-minute walk to/from the Kimpton George Hotel.
Metro - IAD to Union Station
The quickest route from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Union Station in Washington D.C. is by taking the Silver Line metro at Dulles Airport Station. Take the Silver Line towards Downtown Largo. Get off at Metro Center and switch to the Red Line towards Glenmont. Get off at Union Station (3 stops from Metro Center). Union Station is a 5-minute walk to/from the Kimpton George Hotel.
If you are staying at the Kimpton George Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., there are several nearby parking options to consider:
Hotel Parking: The hotel may offer on-site parking for an additional fee. Contact the hotel directly for current rates and availability.
Street Parking: Street parking is available in the area surrounding the hotel, but be aware of the hours of operation, restrictions and fees. Make sure to check the signs before leaving your car.
Public Parking Garages: There are several public parking garages located near the hotel, such as the Central Parking Garage, the
National Building Museum Garage, and the LAZ Parking Garage. These garages offer hourly or daily rates and may be more convenient than street parking.
Private Parking Lots: There are also private parking lots located near the hotel that offer hourly or daily rates. You can find these by driving around the area or searching online for "private parking lots" near Kimpton George Hotel Washington D.C.
It is recommended to reserve a parking space in advance, especially during peak times, to ensure availability and reduce the risk of having to park far from your destination.
Things to Do In DC
For those arriving early or having extra time to explore Washington, D.C. offers a myriad of activities. Here’s a guide to activity options for visitors to make the most of their time in the nation's capital:
Capitol Tour: Take a guided tour of the United States Capitol. Learn about the nation’s history and legislative process. Book a Capitol Tour.
National Mall Walk: Take a stroll along the National Mall, soaking in the impressive monuments and memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the World War II Memorial.
Big Bus Tour around the National Mall: Hop on a Big Bus Tour to explore the landmarks around the National Mall, including the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Big Bus Tours
Capitol River Cruises: Take a cruise along the Potomac River, enjoying views of the Capitol and other landmarks from the water. Capitol River Cruises
Smithsonian Museums: Delve into the vast world of art, history, and science at the Smithsonian Institution Museums. With numerous options, there’s something for every interest. Smithsonian Museums
Join melanoma patients, caregivers, supporters and advocates from across the country on March 3-5 in Washington, DC to learn about issues facing the melanoma community, our community's key legislative priorities and then share your story with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.