National Lupus Advocacy Summit

 

Make your voice heard by joining the hundreds of lupus activists from across the country on Capitol Hill to tell your story. Together, we can take lupus from a whisper to a shout and increase funding for lupus research and education programs.

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June 15 & 16, 2015
Washington, DC

PROGRAM

Day 1: Training – The first day is devoted to training. Each participant receives an orientation on basic advocacy principles as well as a thorough review of the Foundation’s current legislative priorities. The training also includes panel discussions featuring distinguished lupus clinicians and researchers and notable government officials.

Day 2: Meetings with Elected Officials – On the second day, activists go to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress and staff to discuss our legislative priorities including urging Congress to support funding for lupus research.

NEW: NATIONAL ADVOCACY AWARDS DINNER

Join us Tuesday evening, June 16, for our annual awards dinner and a Capitol conversation with leaders from Congress, federal agencies and the research community who will discuss their efforts to accelerate new cures for lupus and other chronic diseases. You can purchase a ticket for the dinner when you register for the Summit.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Winners of the 2015 Summit Scholarship will be provided: Registration fee for recipient plus one companion, lodging and travel costs for recipient and one companion and dinner stipend for Monday night. 

Criteria for Applying:

  • You are a passionate advocate for lupus
  • You must have lupus
  • Be able to share your story with your member of Congress
  • Be able to travel to Washington, DC in mid-June 2015
  • Be willing share your experience (blog, video, etc.) after the Summit

The deadline to submit an application is midnight Sunday, March 22, 2015. Completed applications should be sent to: Sara Chang via email at advocacy@lupus.org.