2019 Policy Forum

The 2019 AOPA Policy Forum will be held May 7-8th at the Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202.  The Policy Forum is your opportunity to learn the latest legislative and regulatory details and how they will affect you, your business and your patients. Once armed with the facts, we as a profession will educate members of Congress to offer common sense solutions and share how the O&P profession restores lives and puts people back to work.

May 7th, AOPA will provide attendees with up-to-date briefings about critical issues confronting the O&P community, and guidance on how to use this information effectively in lobbying members of Congress. The Policy Forum will culminate May 8th with congressional visits (scheduled by AOPA) with your elected representatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill. View the Agenda.

New for 2019

  • Opening Keynote luncheon featuring John Register, CSP
  • Lobbying 101 course for first-timers or anyone who wants a refresher
  • Breakout discussion sessions


John Register, CSP
Hurdling Adversity – AOPA in the New Normal
Modern-day renaissance man, John Register is an authentic, interactive keynote speaker, four-time track and field all-American, Gulf War Army veteran and Paralympic silver medalist. John has never allowed adversity to hold him back. He will join Policy Forum attendees to show how he continues to hurdle adversity and turn obstacles into opportunities.


Questions regarding registration, travel or the agenda should be directed to Ryan Gleeson at rgleeson@AOPAnet.org or (571) 431-0876. Questions regarding programming, congressional visits or key issues should be directed to Devon Bernard at dbernard@AOPAnet.org or (571) 431-0854.

View the Sponsorship Opportunities

AOPA’s Latest Correspondence on Current Legislative & Regulatory Issues

Check back as we get closer to the Policy Forum for new issue papers and information on pieces of O&P legislation being introduced in the 116th Congress.

Host hotel: Ritz Carlton, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. AOPA’s room block closed April 16th. Please contact the hotel directly regarding availability at 571-366-6367.

Prepare yourself for the Policy Forum with the this webinar presented by Ashlie White, MA.

What actually happens during a Congressional visit? Here is a video to get an idea of what to expect:

Read highlights from the 2018 Policy Forum.

Thank You to the 2019 AOPA Policy Forum Sponsors!