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Public Policy Forum

The Digestive Disease National Coalition, the leading public policy advocacy organization in our nation's capital for persons affected with digestive diseases, invites you to participate in our 26th Annual Public Policy Forum on March 1 - 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. 

This annual event brings together patients, health care providers, industry representatives, lawmakers and their legislative staff for two days of educational programs, legislative updates and advocacy training. Our objective is to brief participants from around the country on Federal health care legislation and policy and provide the opportunity to educate Members of Congress on issues of concern to the digestive disease community.

With newly elected members and appointed leadership in the 114th Congress, you must make your voice heard on Capitol Hill to ensure that any upcoming reforms improve health outcomes for the digestive disease patient community. 

Don't miss this opportunity to shape our nation's future health care policy. 

To RSVP for the Public Policy Forum, please complete the following: 

1. Click here to register online or print out the completed registration form and email it to the DDNC national office at Registration closes February 20. 

Note: You will receive confirmation of your registration 3 - 5 business days after you register. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact the DDNC national office. 

2. Make your reservations at the official Public Policy Forum hotel, The Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill. Accommodations are being held at the Phoenix Park Hotel for the Digestive Disease National Coalition between the dates February 28 - March 3, 2015 in case you are flying in earlier/later than the dates of the forum. Attendees may now book hotel accommodations by calling the toll free number 1-877-237-2082 and identifying themselves as being with Group Code 19325 or ‘Digestive Disease National Coalition’.  Or, attendees may book their reservations directly online by clicking on the online reservation weblink below. Credit card information is required at the time of the reservation. Deadline date to make a reservation is Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Reservation requests received after this deadline date will be subject to availability and the prevailing rate.  Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid one night’s room plus tax charge to the credit card provided. Please obtain a cancellation # when doing so.

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Online Registration Link

Questions may be directed to the DDNC National Office, (202) 544-7497 or Priyanka Surio at

3. If you are a patient advocate, you may qualify for our stipend application program. It is the intent of the Digestive Disease National Coalition to increase the number of patient advocates at the Public Policy Forum and to attract attendees from Congressional Districts and states that have not previously been represented. In recognition of the expense associated with travel and lodging, DDNC is instituting a sponsorship program with grants up to $500 to be made upon completion of the PPF and submission of an expense statement (with appropriate receipts). Please email or Click Here for an application.