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Legislative Conference Travel Grant Program

Add to your skills while adding your voice!!

Represent the Section at the AAP Legislative Conference held annually in the spring in Washington DC.  SOHM covers registration as well as airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation.  More than 2,100 pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and other interested individuals throughout the nation have participated in this opportunity.  The Conference has served to instill knowledge of the state and federal legislative process, develop advocacy skills, and introduce strategies and techniques for utilizing the media.

While attending you will:
  • Visit with your Members of Congress and their staff.
  • Experience the legislative process through handsā€on work sessions.
  • Begin building relationships with peers, elected officials, and the press.
If you are interested in being considered, please send a copy of your CV along with a 500 word or less essay to by February 15.  The essay should note why you think you should be selected to represent SOHM at the Legislative Conference and what you hope to gain from the experience.

The winner is expected to write an article for posting to the SOHM web site and/or in Hospital Pediatrics.  Click here for background on the Conference.

2017:  Saema H. Khandakar, MD, FAAP 

Past Recipients
2016: N/A
2015: Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, MD, FAAP
2014: Abby Nerlinger, MD, FAAP
2013: Paul Chung, MD, FAAP
2012: N/A
2011: Paul Fu, MD, FAAP
2008 - Brian Kit, MD, FAAP
2009 - Susan Wu, MD, FAAP
2010 - Arti Desai, MD, FAAP

Please note: Only SOHM members are eligible to apply.