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National Advocacy Conference

2016 National Advocacy Conference

Feb. 22–24
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, D.C.

The American Medical Association looks forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C., at the 2016 National Advocacy Conference (NAC). This year's conference features a terrific lineup of guest speakers and a variety of activities and opportunities that will leave you more well-informed and empowered to advocate for patients, the medical profession and the future of health care.

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"President's lecture" Speaker
Kicking off the conference this year is Ken Adelman, a diplomat, political writer, policy analyst, and leadership coach. He served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for nearly 5 years as part of the Ronald Reagan administration and acted as an advisor to the president during the historic Iceland superpower summits with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. This experience inspired the highly acclaimed book, Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War (2014). Adelman offers a dramatic, first-hand look into the character and leadership of Ronald Reagan, and he shares what happened during the weekend that became the key turning point in the Cold War and led to the most sweeping nuclear arms accord in history.

Keynote speakers

Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd
NBC News political director and host of Meet the Press and MTP Daily

Joe Scarborough
Joe Scarborough
Master of ceremonies at the Nathan Davis Awards Dinner
Co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, New York Times best-selling author and former U.S. congressman (R-FL)

2016 National Advocacy Conference Preliminary Agenda

Monday, February 22
3 – 4 p.m.
President's Lecture

4 – 5 p.m.
Capitol Hill Briefing

5 – 6 p.m.
Leadership Panel

6 – 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 23
8 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast

9 a.m. – Noon
General Sessions

Noon – 1 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

Afternoon Open for Hill Visits

6 – 7 p.m.
Nathan Davis Reception
This reception is open to all National Advocacy Conference attendees

7 – 9:30 p.m.
Nathan Davis Awards dinner

Wednesday, February 24
7:15 – 8 a.m.
Breakfast

8 a.m.  – Noon
General Sessions

Noon –1 p.m.
Boxed Lunches

Afternoon Open for Hill Visits Until 3 p.m.