AACI’s annual Hill Day brings cancer center directors, administrators, researchers, physician-scientists, cancer survivors and other patient advocates to Capitol Hill to build support for biomedical research in general, and cancer research in particular. This year’s event is set for Tuesday, April 24, in Washington, DC. Partnering with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), AACI will bring advocates to Capitol Hill to request stable, predictable investments for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Registration is ongoing.
The NIH and NCI enjoy strong support on Capitol Hill--in March, Congress provided a $3 billion funding increase for NIH for fiscal year 2018--but the need for advocates to highlight the achievements of cancer centers and request a robust investment for biomedical research persists. Hill Day presents a unique opportunity for advocates to visit their legislators and request a stable budget for the NIH and NCI in Fiscal Year 2019 and beyond.
Cancer center representatives are encouraged to join AACI and AACR as we call on Congress to prioritize funding for the NIH and the NCI for the overall health and economic well-being of our nation. AACI asks that each cancer center send a representative to Washington, including survivors and patient advocates.
Registration and accommodation information can be found here. Please contact Jennifer Pegher with questions.