2013 Urology Joint Advocacy Conference
March 10 – 12, 2013
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
About the 8th Annual Urology Joint Advocacy Conference
The Urology Joint Advocacy Conference is the only meeting of its kind to combine the expertise of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the American Urological Association. Through these combined efforts, the Urology Joint Advocacy Conference will feature an exciting lineup of speakers, training seminars on grassroots advocacy and lobbying opportunities for urologists to understand the impact that policy makers in Washington, DC have on the practice of urology. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how the changing political and legislative environment of today will affect how urology is practiced tomorrow.
Join the American Association of Clinical Urologists and the American Urological Association in Washington, DC to find out where urology stands politically at this important time. Hear compelling speakers discuss issues that concern your practice and your political interests, experience our nation’s capital and, most importantly, tell your legislators what the government needs to do to protect and defend patients and providers alike. Your voice is more important than ever in a climate of health care reform, skyrocketing malpractice insurance, unfunded mandates and declining state and federal reimbursements. Congress is listening…Let your voice be heard!
Appointments with Members of Congress
Individual appointments will be arranged for March 12, 2013, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We will do our best to arrange an appointment with your member of Congress. However, certain members may be unavailable. If this is the case, we will do our best to arrange an alternate appointment.
You will be given background information packets on issues before arriving in Washington, DC. More information and talking points will be provided during the conference. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about these briefing materials during the meeting.
One ticket to each evening function is included in your registration fee.
Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Discover our nation’s capital from the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy easy access to all the attractions from an ideal location in the heart of Washington's popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to the Smithsonian and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums, cheer on sports teams—all just minutes from the hotel.
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Main: (202) 737-1234
Fax: (202) 737-5773
Room Rate: $289.00
Hotel Deadline: February 12, 2013
Reservations: (202) 737-1234
A discounted rate of $289.00 plus tax (currently 14.5%) for a double occupancy is being offered at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for this meeting.
The deadline to receive the Joint Advocacy Conference group rate is February 12, 2013. We encourage you to make your reservation early, as the hotel and discount block may sellout before this date. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability and higher rates may apply.
Attendees are responsible for making their reservations by calling the hotel at (202) 737-1234 or visiting the website at washingtonregency.hyatt.com. Please reference the AACU and the Joint Advocacy Conference to receive the discounted rate.
Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold a reservation. These deposits are fully refundable if the hotel is notified 72-hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 6 miles from the Hyatt Regency Washington or 10 minutes by car. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 29 miles from the Hyatt Regency Washington or 35 minutes by car. Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 32 miles from the Hyatt Regency Washington or 46 minutes by car.
Rental Car Information
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the JAC Fall Course. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600, and use the code “J901055” to receive the discounted rates.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is pleased to offer on-property indoor valet parking in Washington, DC at the rate of $45.00 per night (including 24-hour in/out privileges) for hotel guests. Please note that rates are subject to change.
Advantage (800) 777-5500
Budget (800) 527-0700
Enterprise Rent a Car (800) 736-8222
Hertz (800) 654-3131
Available 7 days a week. Shuttle vans are located at the airport, outside the baggage claim area at Ground Transportation. Look for blue vans with yellow lettering. The shuttles make multiple stops and drop off directly at the hotel. Advance reservations may be made by calling 800-BlueVan/(800) 258-3826 or online at www.supershuttle.com.Approximate fare is $14.00 one way; timing is dependent upon number of stops required by passengers. Tickets for the Super Shuttle can also be purchased at the airport.
Taxi Services/Public Transportation
From/To Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Taxis to our hotel near the Washington, DC metro are available outside the baggage claim area. Fare is approximately $14.00 – $18.00 (10 – 20 minutes) All taxicabs dispatched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport must have and use taxi meters.
Metro Washington, DC Subway
Take the Yellow line from the airport to the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop. Transfer to the Red line to Union Station (2nd stop). The Union Station Metro stop is located three blocks from the hotel. Fare is approximately $2.70 (20 – 25 minutes). Fares may vary based on time-of day. To check fares, visit the WMATA website.
From/To Dulles International Airport
Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $60.00 – $80.00 (50 – 60 minutes)
From/To Baltimore/Washington Airport
Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $63.00 (1 hour)
MARC TRAIN Washington, DC
This is a commuter train from BWI to Union Station, which is 3 blocks from the hotel. Approximate cost is $7.00 one way. The MARC train runs weekdays only.
From/To Union Station/Amtrak Washington, DC
Hotel is located within walking distance of the Union Station at just three blocks away. Follow exit signs to get to the front of Union Station Washington, DC. Take E Street (between the semi-circle of flags) to the intersection of E Street, NW and New Jersey Avenue, NW. The hotel will be directly in front of you. Taxis are available outside the main entrance of Union Station. Approximate fare is $5.50, with possible surcharges
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration Fee Includes:
- Entrance to all sessions
- Sunday and Monday lunches
- Monday and Tuesday Breakfasts
- Visits with Congressional Offices
- Sunday evening Welcome Reception
- Tuesday luncheon on Capitol Hill
For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517- 1050.