Federal Advocacy

AMA advocacy events


Collaborating and networking to advocate for patients and the medical profession.

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About the series

The “AMA Advocacy Insights” webinar series covers key advocacy issues from the federal and state levels impacting patients and physicians—such as telehealth, Medicare payment, the overdose epidemic, public health, surprise billing, prior authorization and more.

Learn more about the AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series and watch the latest webinars.


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Jan. 9-11, 2025 | Carlsbad, California

More than 300 physician leaders and medical society staff attend the annual AMA State Advocacy Summit (SAS), 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 prior authorization, scope of practice, physician wellness, the overdose epidemic and reproductive health.

Learn more about the AMA State Advocacy Summit.


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Feb. 10-12, 2025 | Washington, DC

The National Advocacy Conference gives attendees the opportunity to:

  • Connect with industry experts, members of Congress and the administration, and others about federal efforts to improve health care.
  • Advocate on crucial health care issues affecting physicians and patients.

Learn more about the National Advocacy Conference.

The AMA works to generate support for policies critical to the nation’s health care system—and we can’t do it without your help. Learn more about ways to get involved with AMA advocacy.