DC Federal Legislative Initiative


Deadline to register is Friday, May 6!

AANP’s signature legislative event, the DC FLI, will be held May 21-23, 2016.  Springtime is the best time of the year in the nation’s capital – and it’s the best time for you to help educate lawmakers and their staff about naturopathic medicine!


The DC FLI attracts leaders across the profession.  It’s where the most exciting work of the AANP happens.
  • The FLI builds momentum. 
  • The FLI builds recognition on Capitol Hill of who we are and what we do. 
  • The FLI builds confidence in our message and our spirit. 
  • The FLI builds camaraderie. 
  • The FLI builds relationships.
The first 2 days are set at the Washington Court Hotel adjacent to Capitol Hill.  The third day takes place entirely on the Hill.  The energy and fun of the FLI are palpable!

If you’re an ND, the first day of the FLI offers an extensive series of education sessions focused on state association development: infrastructure, fundraising, and advocacy.   Anyone who leads their state association – or contributes to its health and progress – will tangibly benefit.
You’ll also hear from experts outside of our profession, who’ll provide fresh perspectives and new strategies – such as sharing the ins and outs of grassroots lobbying direct from a presidential campaign!

By participating in the FLI, you’ll not only boost NDs’ priority national advocacy goals. 
You’ll hear from thought leaders both inside and outside of the profession.
You’ll make terrific contacts from across the country.
You’ll bolster your own state association’s ability to make legislative strides.
You’ll also build or polish the skill of confidently presenting yourself.

Given the proven, career-long value of the FLI – in education, networking, and honing presentation skills – beginning this year AANP is establishing a set of nominal registration fees.  These are consistent with the costs to attend similar events held by nearly all other associations.  
These early bird rates apply to registrations received by March 16, 2016:
  • $119 for student non-members
  • $149 for ND members and other non-student member categories
  • $649 for non-members
 Registration rates after March 16, 2016:
  • $169 for student non-members
  • $249 for ND members and other non-student member categories
  • $749 for non-members
Registration has opened. Click here to register!  Also, contact us for group rates and special school group discounts!  Email member.services@naturopathic.org or call 202-237-8150.

AANP has a special room rate of $179 at the Washington Court Hotel.  Call 800-321-3010 and use the code “AANP 2016” or click here (the group code is already filled in).  This rate is valid through April 29, 2016.

The FLI is an unparalleled opportunity to grow in your chosen profession, to boost your own state association’s advocacy work, and to advance our most important shared national goals. Be part of the enthusiasm and the electricity that comes from the shared commitment to transform America’s healthcare!  Join in the 2016 DC FLI. 
Questions?  Contact Mike Jawer, Director of Government and Public Affairs: mike.jawer@naturopathic.org or 202-237-8150.