Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill


Join us for the 21st annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH) on Wednesday, May 9, in Washington, D.C. Together we will lend our voices and our hearts to advocate for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions.

This important advocacy event brings members of Congress and their staffs face to face with patients, caregivers, advocates, healthcare professionals, industry leaders and researchers to discuss critical legislative and regulatory issues that involve asthma and allergy care. Allergy & Asthma Network will host an AADCH webinar in April to help attendees prepare for the Capitol Hill day. A packet full of resources (many of which will be posted on our website prior to the AADCH) will also be available during check-in at the event.

The Network will host a briefing the morning of AADCH to review and provide updates on the Capitol Hill day policy priorities. We will also provide the latest legislative and political updates to ensure AADCH participants and other interested advocates have the most recent information prior to their visits with Congress members.

In May 2017, more than 100 patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and advocates from across the United States attended AADCH. (Check out a recap of the day here). We anticipate another successful event in 2018 – and we need your help to ensure issues related to allergies, asthma and related conditions are on the radar of Congress members.



7:00 – 8:30 am – Breakfast Briefing
     Kimpton Hotel Palomar
     National Room – 2nd Floor
     2121 P St NW, Washington, DC
     Prepare for Congressional visits and review policy priorities.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Capitol Hill Visits

Meet with members of Congress and staff individually or in a group. Meetings will be scheduled based on attendee’s congressional district when registering unless prior arrangements made.

12 – 1:00 pm – Congressional Lunch Briefing

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168
75 C Street SW, Washington, DC

Hear from Congressional Asthma & Allergy Caucus leaders, patients and families, patient advocates and industry leaders on key issues addressing asthma and allergy. **Free lunch will be provided**

Speakers include:

  • Tonya Winders, President and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network
  • Bradley Chipps, MD, President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
    • Topic: The State of Asthma and Allergy in the United States
  • Randall Brown, MD, Center for Chronic Disease Management, University of Michigan
    • Topic: Addressing Disparities in Allergy and Asthma
  • Bruce Bender, PhD, National Jewish Health, Denver
    • Topic: Asthma in the Native American Population

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Networking Reception

Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC
National Room – 2nd Floor
Meet with fellow advocates, healthcare professionals and industry leaders in an informal gathering.

For more information, please contact Charmayne Anderson at 800.878.4403 or


2017 Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill
2016 Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill
 Scenes from Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill
30th Anniversary Celebration and Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill Summary
2014 Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill Summary

2013 Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill Summary