2021 AADR and FNIDCR Capitol Hill Day


Date: March 17, 2021
Time:  Hill Day Kick-off Event – 11:00 a.m. ET
         Virtual Hill Visits – 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual 


Join the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 for the 2021 AADR and FNIDCR Capitol Hill Day! 

During this annual event—taking place entirely online this year—dental and craniofacial researchers, dental educators, students, patient advocates, and other oral health advocates have a unique opportunity to connect with members of Congress about issues that are vital to the field, including increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Capitol Hill Day on March 17 is the opportune time to advocate for Fiscal year 2022 funding and champion programs that could affect you, your institution, and the fields of dental, oral and craniofacial research

Due to the ongoing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Hill Day format will be virtual. Prior to March 17, AADR will host on-demand online trainings (dates to be announced) to prepare advocates to engage with their lawmakers about the importance of federally funded research. Then, on March 17, individuals will have meetings with Hill staff—from the comfort of their (home) office. As always, AADR will arrange the meetings between individuals and their elected officials in the House and Senate, but in 2021 these meetings will be conducted virtually.



Register to attend the 2021 AADR and FNIDCR Capitol Hill Day by completing the registration form. Completed forms are due no later than Friday, February 19, 2021

*Please note that your registration represents your professional commitment to attend this event and confirms your availability from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST on March 17. We are not able to accommodate different schedules or days for these meetings.


Schedule of Events

March 16, 2021

  • Hill Day Logistics Training (*Mandatory) | Time TBD 

March 17, 2021

  • Hill Day Kick-Off Event | 11:00 a.m. ET
    Join AADR staff prior to your Hill visits to review event logistics and to have your final questions about Hill Day answered. 
  • Congressional Visits | 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET
    Exact schedules will vary by participant, but we ask all participates to hold this time as if you were coming to Washington, D.C. for the day!


2021 Hill Day Contact

Lindsey Horan, AADR Assistant Director of Government Affairs