A Movement for the Bleeding Disorders Community
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) will be hosting its annual Washington Days advocacy event on Wednesday, February 24, through Friday, February 26, 2016, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC.
This year’s focus will be on the following issues:
1. Designation of March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
In recent years many great strides have been made by our community in the areas of treatments and access to care. What has been missing is a unifying event that embraces all members of our community, encouraging us to stand up and be heard alongside other chronic diseases. This is why designating March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month is important. Washington Days will enable you to speak with your representative on this issue, as well as introduce the Red Tie Challenge, a fun and interactive way to get people involved in supporting the designation of March as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.
2. Funding for federal hemophilia programs
The entire bleeding disorders community has greatly benefited from the federal hemophilia programs and initiatives supported by the various agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services. Programs supporting hemophilia treatment center (HTC) services, blood safety and surveillance, inhibitor prevention and research for better treatments and a cure--all are critical components of our Washington Days agenda.
NHF’s public policy team is working on a potential third issue that will be announced soon along with the proposed meeting agenda.
General registration for Washington Days 2016 is now open.
Our online registration system is an efficient and secure way to register. To complete your registration please click here.
Registration will close on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Please address any registration or hotel questions to:
NHF Meetings Specialist
For any other concerns, please contact: