The American Neurological Association (ANA) partnered with the American Brain Coalition (ABC) to host virtual Capitol Hill Days on Wednesday, November 17, and Thursday, November 18, 2021. These Hill Days served as an opportunity for the brain community’s voice to be heard on Capitol Hill among 16 Members of Congress and their staffers. The meetings were used to bring forward our legislative advocacy efforts such as federal funding for brain research including the BRAIN Initiative; federal support for the establishment of an FDA Neuroscience Center of Excellence; and supporting the Safe Step Act. The Congresspeople and staffers we had the pleasure of meeting with were very responsive and eager to learn more about the programs.
We would like to thank all of the ABC and ANA members and leaders who took time out of their days to share their passion. These two days would not have been a success without you!
We are hopeful and look forward to the future of brain research!