Meetings & Events

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) hosts a number of meetings and events each year:

Fall Institutional & Board Member Policy Roundtable
Representatives from over 30 DDNC constituent and institutional member organizations gather together in October for the annual Fall Institutional & Board Member Policy Roundtable, a one-day forum to explore industry and board priorities on patient access that will help to inform the DDNC Policy Agenda. 

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, DDNC and 19 other voluntary and professional healthcare organizations coordinated a National Day of Advocacy to encourage federal legislators to address step therapy reform by supporting the Safe Step Act (H.R. 2279/S. 2546).

Each year in early March, DDNC organizes the Public Policy Forum. Over 100 patient advocates, gastrointestinal physicians, and industry representatives attend and make approximately 120 visits on Capitol Hill to advocate for the DDNC's legislative priorities in research, patient access to care, and prevention and awareness.