AAO members met in Washington, D.C. January 28-30, 2013 for the annual Professional Advocacy Conference. Each year, the conference prepares AAO member volunteers to lobby lawmakers whose actions may affect the practice of orthodontics.
The conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to put newly learned skills into practice, through Capitol Hill meetings with legislators and their staff members. Discussions focus on issues important to orthodontic practice. The conference is limited to US-based members.