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Advocacy Events

Get involved and shape the future of medicine with AMA's advocacy conferences, events and webinars.


State Advocacy Roundtable Conference - Aug. 7-9, 2014

2014 Conference
Aug. 7-9, 2014
Conrad Chicago
Chicago, IL

Held each summer in August, this meeting allows state and specialty society lobbyists, general counsel and policy staff to exchange information and strategies on critical state health care issues, and participate in an informal format that supports open dialogue and idea-sharing. This conference also encourages networking among fellow medical association staff.

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ARC State Legislative Strategy Conference - Jan. 8-10, 2015

2015 Conference
Jan. 8-10, 2015
The Roosevelt Hotel
New Orleans, LA

More than 200 physician leaders and medical society staff attend the annual AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference, held in January. The conference offers participants an opportunity to share their organizations' state legislative and regulatory priorities, concerns, strategies and tactics with advocacy leaders from other medical societies. Conference content focuses on key health care issues that states will likely address in the coming legislative sessions, such as state health system reform, Medicaid, private payer reform, medical liability reform and scope of practice.

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AMPAC Candidate Workshop - Feb. 20-22, 2015

2015 AMPAC Candidate Workshop
Feb. 12-16, 2015
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City
Arlington, VA

The Candidate Workshop is designed to help you make the leap from the exam room to the campaign trail and give you the skills and strategic approach you will need to make a run for public office.

AMPAC Campaign School - April 15-19, 2015

2015 AMPAC Campaign School
April 2-6, 2015
Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City
Arlington, VA

Recognized as one of the top programs in the country, this comprehensive program will mold you into a winning political strategist and help you elect friends of medicine. The Campaign School is renowned for its use of a simulated campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, complete with demographics, voting statistics and candidate biographies.