National Lupus Advocacy Summit


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June 15 & 16, 2015
Washington, DC

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.



Location: Melrose Georgetown Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

To book your hotel reservation, please call or email Ms. Stevie Barbee at the Melrose: or 202.955.5359

Please note: due to high demand, these rooms are 0.4 miles from the Summit training.


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.
Location: Washington Marriott Georgetown, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC

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.
Location: Capitol Hill (transportation provided)


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.