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Legislative Conference

June 15-17, 2014

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics 2014 Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, DC June 15-17, 2014. For a detailed agenda and more information about the conference, take a look at the conference brochure.


This conference will give pediatricians the opportunity to attend interactive workshops and in-depth training sessions, while networking with more than 100 pediatricians from across the country who share a passion for advocacy. 


During the conference, pediatricians will go to Capitol Hill and urge Congress to support programs and policies that reduce toxic stress and promote resilience.


In addition, participants will:


  • Attend skills-building workshops in negotiation, social media and crafting effective messages
  • Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers, such as members of Congress, White House officials and federal agency leaders
  • Go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to invest in early childhood programs that reduce toxic stress and promote resilience
  • Learn about federal policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians


Last year, participants focused their advocacy efforts on keeping children safe from safe from gun violence. Visit www.aap.org/gunviolenceprevention to watch video clips of pediatricians, residents and medical students sharing their stories. 


Early bird registration for the conference is $575, extended to AAP members through May 15, 2014. After that date, the fee increases to $600. Each individual will be responsible for airfare, hotel accommodations and meals outside of group functions. 


To register, visit www.pedialink.org/cmefinder and enter "Legislative Conference" as keywords.

Additional resources:

  • 2014 Legislative Conference brochure with information on logistics, agenda and registration costs
  • Scholarship application
  • Register for the conference and obtain CME (keywords: Legislative Conference)