June 17, 2018

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ambassador Training

3-4 p.m.

First Timers Program

During this interactive session, first time Forum attendees will learn how we use public policy and advocacy in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Advocacy experts from across the nation will train first time attendees on how to be an expert advocate to promote our federal legislative priorities with policymakers.

4:30-6 p.m.

Welcome/ Roll Call

Forum attendees gather for our welcome program to celebrate the work we've done across the country to advance our mission. The Roll Call of the States will showcase the state policy accomplishments from the last year.

6:15-8:15 p.m.

Young Advocates

The premiere event for our Young Advocates! Join your fellow young advocates for an engaging session where you'll have the opportunity to network with your peers from across the nation. Share and learn from each other about the best ways to engage in the Fight to End Alzheimer's! Advocates ages 18 to 35 are invited to participate. Light refreshments will be served.

June 18, 2018

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Opening Session and Keynote

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide an important update on the progress toward the first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Plus, Dr. Jon LaPook, Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News will interview Alzheimer’s advocates on their journey in the fight to end Alzheimer's.

  • Jon LaPook, M.D.

    Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News

  • Dr. Francis Collins

    Director of the NIH

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Breakout Session

Advocates will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in one area of our advocacy work. Choose from sessions on media, advocacy in the states, the 2018 election and more!


AIM Luncheon

Join us as we gather for lunch and a captivating program. During the lunch you'll get an inside look at what is happening inside the Beltway, and receive a briefing on the work of the Alzheimer's Impact Movement, the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer's Association. Hear from special guest speakers and network with your fellow advocates.

2:30-4 p.m.

Training Session Breakout

During this dynamic session, you'll hone your ability to advance our federal priorities on Capitol Hill as well as how to spread awareness about Alzheimer's advocacy in your own community throughout the year.

4-5 p.m.

State Caucuses

In the most successful Capitol Hill meetings, everyone knows their role and is ready to jump in with the right contribution at the right time. That takes planning and preparation, and that’s exactly what we'll do in our caucus meetings. Gather together with others from your state to review tactics, receive your "leave behind" kits and coordinate your efforts. AIM and Association staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions.

6-7 p.m.


The National Alzheimer’s Dinner honors leaders working tirelessly to advance the fight to End Alzheimer's. Those we pay tribute to stand shoulder to shoulder with all of us in advancing the cause. Political, business and entertainment leaders will join us to celebrate advances and rally around the growing movement in our nation's capital.

7-9 p.m.

National Alzheimer’s Dinner and Program

Join us for the National Alzheimer's Dinner, where we will honor public leaders working tirelessly to end Alzheimer's and celebrate the advances made in the fight against this disease. We are honored to present U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) with the AIM Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Association champion Alexandra Socha with the Alzheimer’s Association Young Advocate Award. Check back for more details.

June 19, 2018

7 a.m.

Breakfast and Closing Program

8 a.m.

Buses Depart for Capitol Hill

It’s time for your voice to be heard in Congress! Buses will begin departing from the hotel at 8 a.m. for Capitol Hill. Shuttle service will run between the hotel and Capitol Hill until 5 p.m. This is your moment to put everything you’ve learned over the last two days into practice.

7 p.m.

The Alzheimer's Association Night at Nationals Park

Join the National Capital Area Chapter and the Washington Nationals for Alzheimer's Awareness Night. Specially priced tickets are available with a portion of the proceeds donated back to the Alzheimer's Association to advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Fans are encouraged to wear purple to show their support and help spread awareness!
Purchase tickets here* >

*Alzheimer's Awareness Night at Nationals Park is not an official part of the Advocacy Forum and tickets prices are not included with your Forum registration.

Join Us in Washington, D.C.:

June 17-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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Contact Us

General information
Email: advocacy@alz.org
Phone: 312.335.5833


Annetha Hall 
Email: ahall@alz.org
Phone: 202.638.8665

AIM information
Email: support@alzimpact.org
Phone: 202.638.8671


News media
Email: media@alz.org
Phone: 312.335.4078