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National Advocacy Conference

National Advocacy Conference

2014 National Advocacy Conference

March 4-6, 2014
Washington, D.C.

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National Advocacy Conference Agenda

2014 NAC keynote speakers announced!

March 4-6 -- Grand Hyatt Washington -- Washington, DC 

NAC Speakers

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Join your colleagues and the American Medical Association March 4-6, 2014, in Washington, D.C., at the National Advocacy Conference (NAC).

Attending the NAC will help empower you to be an advocate for patients, the medical profession and the future of health care. At the conference you will hear from political insiders, industry experts and members of Congress on current efforts being made in health system reform refinement and implementation, and take part in discussions that will help shape the future of the AMA's advocacy efforts and its work to improve the health of the nation.

Programming note:
There will be no Presidents' Forum this year due to hotel space limitations. The Nathan Davis Awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 5.

The afternoons of the Wednesday, March 5, and Thurs., March 6, are free of programming to encourage Capitol Hill visits, but Wednesday may be the best option for such, as some Members of Congress may leave Washington on Thursday.

Presentations

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Capitol Hill Briefing
Richard A. Deem, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, AMA
Cindy Brown, Vice President, Government Affairs, AMA
Todd Askew, Director, Congressional Affairs, AMA

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Improving Health Outcomes Through Coverage
James L. Madara, MD, Executive Vice president and CEO, AMA

The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program
Matt M. Longjohn, MD, MPH, National Health Officer, YMCA of the USA

Thursday, March 6, 2014

ICD-10: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Stanley Nachimson, Nachimson Advisors LLC

Regulatory Issues
Margaret Garikes, Director, Federal Affairs, Advocacy, AMA

Action Kit and Resources

Show your support for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2013

The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR): Just the facts

Continuing to patch the SGR is fiscally irresponsible

Tell your senators and representatives to repeal the SGR

The AMA's legislative priorities extend beyond repeal of the SGR and Medicare physician payment reform

View highlights from the 2013 National Advocacy Conference