Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no cost to register to participate in Washington Days.
Is there a virtual option?
No. Washington Days 2023 is a fully in-person event this year.
Will sessions be made available to watch on-demand?
No. There will be no recording of sessions.
Is there a registration deadline?
Yes. The registration deadline for general attendees is Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 11:59PM EST.
What health and safety precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
NHF is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all of our community members: consumer, chapter, providers, presenters, exhibitors, and staff. However, while vaccinations, negative COVID tests, observance of safety protocols, and exercise of personal discipline may reduce risk, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 does remain in any public place where people are present. For more details, click here.
Are masks or face coverings required?

We are making it optional to wear masks at Washington Days. Wearing a mask is a personal choice and we ask that everyone makes their choice responsibly. Given the numbers of individuals coming from around the country, we encourage attendees to wear a mask throughout the meeting if they are, or someone in their home is, immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, or if they have a child who is 4 years of age or younger and thus is currently ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All attendees should be mindful and respectful of other attendees' health choices.

Is airfare covered by NHF?
No. Airfare or any travel expenses are not covered by NHF.
Are hotel accommodations covered by NHF?
NHF only covers one (1) hotel room for two (2) nights per chapter. A private registration link has been sent to the chapters' Executive Directors for the NHF-covered hotel accommodations.
For general attendees and industry partners, NHF has secured a room block at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for a discounted nightly room rate of $255++. To make your reservations, please use the link sent in your registration confirmation email. Note that if you book a room using the reservations link, you are responsible for the payment of room and taxes for the duration of your hotel stay.
When do I need to arrive in Washington, DC?
You must arrive on Wednesday, March 8 in time for the training at 1:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
How will I be scheduled to meet with my correct representative?
You must complete the registration for Washington Days. You must list your home address to ensure we contact the appropriate representation. You must include your ZIP CODE + 4-DIGIT extension (Example: 12345-6789) to ensure we correctly identify the attendee’s congressional district. To look up your 4-digit extension code, click here.
When are we meeting with representatives at the Hill?
Appointments are scheduled on Thursday, March 9. You will receive your meeting schedules in March.
What do I need to bring to my Hill Appointment?
NHF will provide all attendees (11 years old and older) five (5) business cards, talking points, and the following to give to representatives:
  • HR 830
  • Federal Program fact sheet
  • Fast facts about bleeding disorders
  • Cover sheet
What is required attire?
Business casual
Can my child also attend Washington Days and meet with our representative?
Children are welcome to attend Washington Days. They need to be registered as General Attendee. If you are completing the registration on their behalf, please make sure to enter their information.
I am an industry partner, can I also attend meetings at the Hill?
No. NHF's Washington Days is designed for individuals affected by bleeding disorders and their families. Though we value our relationship with those in industry and invite them to attend the training portions of this program (Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday morning), we are reserving the day on the Hill, Thursday, March 9, 2023 for consumers and their families only. There will be an advocacy stakeholder meeting with industry partners the afternoon of March 9 at the hotel.
Is there transportation from the hotel to go the Hill?
No, there is no transportation from the hotel to the Hill. Washington Days hotel is located on Capitol Hill. The walk from the hotel to the Hill is at most 15-20 minutes, depending on where your appointment is held. If you have any mobility restrictions, please reach out to Johanna Ong at jong@hemophilia.org.
Are meals provided during Washington Days?
NHF will provide the following meals at the hotel:
  • Wednesday, March 8 – Reception/Dinner 
  • Thursday, March 9 – Breakfast, AM/PM Snacks, and Dinner
  • Friday, March 10 – Breakfast