Cell & Gene Congressional Fly-In

The ARM Congressional Fly-In is scheduled for July 15-16, 2024. This annual event brings together ARM members from across the country to champion pivotal matters in regenerative medicine, amplify our presence on Capitol Hill, and activate advocates to promote enhanced patient access to cell and gene therapies. Attendees of the Fly-In will engage with congressional staff to promote ARM’s policy objectives. This two-day event offers educational sessions to refine participants’ understanding of critical public policy and advocacy topics related to cell and gene therapies, along with insights from esteemed speakers on Washington, D.C.’s latest developments.

The Darcy
1515 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20005

Tentative 2024 Program Agenda

Monday, July 15, 2024
Panel Discussions
Venue: The Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island NW
1:30pm – 2:00pm | Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Heathman, M.S., Opie Jones Foundation
Ms. Heathman will share the story of Opie Jones, an infant whose Leukemia was successfully treated with CAR-T, and discuss the patient experience accessing cell and gene therapies.

2:00pm – 2:30pm | Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nicole Verdun, Director, Office of Therapeutic Products, FDA
Dr. Verdun will discuss the FDA OTP’s priorities and activities to support the growing cell and gene therapy sector.

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Stakeholder Panel
An insightful panel of Congressional staff and other stakeholders will discuss a variety of topics critical to ARM’s advocacy efforts.

3:10pm – 4:10pm | Election Outlook Panel
Learn from former United States Congressmen Jim Davis (D), Ron Klein (D), Tom Reynolds (R), and Tom Davis (R) as they discuss what may happen in key races, how (potential) shifts in the majority may impact key committees, what it all means for the remainder of 2024, and what health policy changes we can anticipate in 2025.

Legislative Briefing
Venue: The Darcy Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island NW
4:15pm – 4:45pm | Capitol Hill Day Brief
This briefing will cover the primary “legislative asks” that will be made during congressional visits.

4:45pm – 5:15pm | Congressional Team Huddles
ARM’s Lobby Day attendees will take time to connect with their team leader to discuss the group’s schedule and organize their approach on how to communicate the “legislative asks.” Attendees will also have the chance to participate in mock Congressional visits to hone their advocacy skills.

6:00pm – 9:00pm | ARM Annual Reception & Dinner
Venue: Via Sophia, 10001 14th Street NW
Please join us for a private member reception and dinner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Lobby Day
7:30am – 8:30am | Breakfast & Legislative Briefing
Venue: The Darcy, 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW
ARM’s Lobby Day will kick off with a breakfast and an abbreviated legislative briefing before embarking upon Capitol Hill.

9:00am – 4:00pm | Lobby Day
Venue: Various locations around Capitol Hill
Dress Code: Business Casual Attire
Please join us in representing our sector before your assigned congressional delegation. These meetings will be held in a group format and directed by a trained team leader. Each team is provided with talking points and “legislative asks” in advance.

5:00pm – 7:00pm | Lobby Day Reception
Venue: Top of the Hill, 1 Constitution Ave NE
Following a day of meetings on Capitol Hill, join us for a reception with ARM leaders, sector colleagues, and other stakeholders.

Registration deadline Friday, June 7th

July 15–16, 2024

Washington, DC
Lead Sponsors
Contributing Sponsors

Please contact Brittany Miller at bmiller@alliancerm.org.