AMA Medical Student Advocacy Conference (MAC)

Learn how to be a public health advocate and meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. 

Review the agenda for the 2023 AMA Medical Student Advocacy Conference (MAC) taking place March 2-3 in Washington, D.C.

Times are Eastern and subject to change.

1–3 p.m.

  • Conference check-in, badge & materials pick-up
  • Networking welcome: Enjoy coffee, meet students and AMA partners 
  • Get your professional headshot, or sign up for a time slot 

3–7:15 p.m.

  • Opening remarks, keynote addresses, advocacy training sessions

3:15-3:25 p.m.

  • AMA address

3:25-4:25 p.m.

  • Training session: Education on the health policy issues
  • Learn about the health policy issues and why they matter to patients and medical students, and how to advocate for these issues on Capitol Hill. Interactive session and live Q & A.

4:25-5:35 p.m.

  • Keynote addresses

5:35-6:30 p.m.

  • Training session: Learn effective lobbying techniques from experts
  • Receive tips and best practices for meetings with legislators and staffers on Capitol Hill. Interactive session and live Q & A.

6:30–8:30 p.m.

  • Networking reception

7–9 a.m.

  • Hotel check out & luggage drop-off

7:30–8:30 a.m.

  • State breakouts breakfast

8:30–9 a.m.

  • Advocacy education session

9–9:30 a.m.

  • GRAF remarks, board the shuttles

9:30 a.m.

  • Shuttles depart for Capitol Hill

10 a.m.

  • All attendee medical student photo on Capitol Hill

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Capitol Hill meetings

3 p.m.

  • Headshots conclude; Attendees depart
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