The Engage 2023 Conference Daily brings you information and announcements to help maximize your ACA Engage experience, along with news and highlights from the day’s events. Read more below and learn about Engage at acatoday.org/engage.
Important Notice About Wifi Access at Engage
There is a change to the Engage WiFi network that is not reflected in the printed Engage program or on printed name badges. Please note: The WiFi network is NOT Omni Guest. The correct WiFi login information is below. For further assistance, contact [email protected].
Network: Omni Meeting
WELCOME to Engage 2023, ACA’s Annual Meeting and Conference!
We are excited to welcome everyone to Washington, D.C., this week for ACA Engage 2023! It has been three years since we held this meeting in person, and we look forward with extra anticipation to seeing everyone. ACA’s annual meeting gives doctors of chiropractic and students the opportunity to shape a bright future by advocating for the profession, participating in professional development, and connecting with friends and colleagues from across the country.
This year, ACA Engage also features 15 education sessions (10 on site and 5 recorded) and the opportunity to earn up to 20 continuing education credits. Session themes focus on innovation, integration and inclusivity in the chiropractic profession. Learn more.
You can view the full conference schedule, education and advocacy information, and more at acatoday.org/engage. While you’re there, make the most of your conference experience by creating a schedule in the event app or desktop platform (instructions are at the bottom of the page – see “Engage 2023 Virtual Platform instructions”).
If you have questions or need assistance, ACA staff are at your service at the registration desk onsite (located across from the Executive Room on the Lobby Level) or you can email [email protected].
Your presence at Engage 2023 means a lot, and ACA intends to deliver a conference experience that you will not forget. See you at Engage!
Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD
Wednesday, Jan. 25 News in Brief
Capitol Hill Briefing
For the first time in three years, ACA members will be headed to Capitol Hill tomorrow to meet with members of Congress and share stories about how chiropractic helps their patients, young and old. ACA’s lobbyists and member advocates remain laser focused on pushing legislation to increase coverage of chiropractic services in Medicare. At the Capitol Hill Briefing this afternoon, John Falardeau, ACA’s senior vice president of public policy and advocacy, briefed meeting attendees on the Medicare issue and shared lobbying procedures and helpful hints for successful congressional meetings.
He was joined by the Hon. Lacy Clay of the Capitol Hill Consulting Group, who explained the legislative process from his perspective as a former congressman. “Sometimes you have to adapt and adjust your strategy, but the key is perseverance,” Clay said. “You all are essential to our success with this legislation.”
Additionally, Falardeau stressed the importance of developing face-to-face relationships with legislators and encouraged ACA members to remind their representatives of the importance of the Medicare equity legislation for patients. “This is a patient access bill, before anything else,” he said. “Access to chiropractic services in Medicare removes barriers to care, reduces costs and is in the best interest of beneficiaries.”
Share Your Capitol Hill Photos with ACA
ACA staff photographers will take photos of members lobbying on Capitol Hill tomorrow, so keep an eye out for them as you enter your meetings. If you take pictures of your own, please send them to [email protected] or post them on social media with the hashtag #ACAEngage2023 so we can share them with the entire ACA community!
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SACA Welcome Meeting
Note: The SACA meeting is taking place after the publishing of this issue. Look for SACA coverage and award announcements in tomorrow’s conference daily.
Upcoming Events on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Schedule at a glance:
- Registration opens (9 a.m. ET)
- Lobby on Capitol Hill (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET)
- PAC/Legislative Committee Meeting (2:30 p.m. ET)
- Faculty ACA Meeting (4 p.m. ET)
- Education Session: Healthcare as a Team Sport (4 p.m. ET)
- Reception in Diplomat Room (5:30 p.m. ET)