Media Advisory: VA Secretary Shulkin, Representative Walz talk key veterans Issues

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DAV (Disabled American Veterans) hosts candid discussion on health care, appeals reform
and improving VA access and services during 96th National Convention in New Orleans


WHO:  An expected 4,000 ill and injured veterans, their caregivers, families and guests will attend DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) National Convention, July 29 to Aug. 1, in New Orleans.

WHAT:  VA Secretary David Shulkin and U.S. Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) will take part in a moderated discussion and Q&A session on VA health care and Veterans Choice Program. The discussion will also include appeals reform, ensuring high quality care, expanding vital benefits and ensuring women veterans have more equitable access to their earned benefits and services.

Media planning to attend must register with the press contact listed below.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29  – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:  DAV National Convention

Hilton New Orleans, Riverside

Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Grand Ballroom                             

MEDIA                                                  Charity Edgar
REGISTRATION                                  Cell: 202-641-4822                           


Follow along and engage during DAV’s National Convention on Twitter: @davhq #DAV96th


DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; providing employment resources to veterans and their families and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a non-profit organization with nearly 1.3 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at