Registration is Open for Annual Hill Day
AACI’s annual Hill Day is set for Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Washington, DC. Advocates will head to Capitol Hill to thank Members of Congress for their renewed commitment to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Fiscal Year 2016 and to request a robust investment for these agencies in Fiscal Year 2017 and beyond.
In 2015, Congress passed a bipartisan spending bill, which provided the NIH with a $2 billion increase in federal funding for Fiscal Year 2016- the largest boost in annual appropriations for the NIH since Fiscal Year 2003. While the cancer community appreciates the renewed investment in biomedical research supported by the NIH and the NCI. Stable and predictable funding for these important agencies will be necessary in order to continue the fight against cancer.
The event kicks off with a Congressional reception Wednesday evening. Hill Day consists of scheduled meetings with members of Congress and their staff. Partner organizations for the 2016 event are the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
We invite you to join your colleagues in Washington as we call on Congress to continue prioritizing 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. Registration and accommodations can be found here
. Please contact Jennifer Pegher