Powers Principal Peggy Tighe presented on congressional advocacy at the inaugural Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care Summit, held on Thursday, May 23 in Washington, D.C.

Powers Principal Peggy Tighe Speaks at AAKP Summit

Powers Principal Peggy Tighe presented on congressional advocacy at the inaugural Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care Summit, held on Thursday, May 23 in Washington, D.C.

The two-day event, presented by the American Association of Kidney Patients and the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, brings together healthcare professionals, academics, government leaders, industry experts, and patient advocates to discuss critical issues across the kidney disease spectrum.

Peggy’s presentation, titled “Congress and Congressional Process: A Positive Force for Patients and Research Advancement,” outlined the legislative environment for several kidney patient issues, including living donor protections, dialysis payment and care, and immunosuppressant drug coverage.

In addition to Peggy, the “Government: Agent of Change” panel included Dr. Robert Star, a kidney disease expert at NIH, and Dr. Aliza Thompson, a drug development regulator at the FDA. The panel was moderated by Edward Hickey, AAKP Secretary, and Dr. Ehsan Nobakht, an assistant professor at GWU.

Peggy Tighe

Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.

She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

For more information about the AAKP Global Summit, click here. For more information about healthcare policy and advocacy, contact Peggy Tighe at 202-872-6752 or Peggy.Tighe@PowersLaw.com.