TPS Resident, Fellow, & Medical Student Advocacy Day

WHERE AND WHEN:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Texas Capitol, Austin, TX

The annual Texas Pediatric Society Resident, Fellow, and Medical Student Advocacy Day will take place on February 21, 2024. Registration for TPS resident, fellow, and medical student members is now open!

TPS Advocacy Day is a full day of interactive activities that will teach participants how to be an effective advocate for Texas children. The morning will include presentations from legislative experts, lawmakers, and TPS leaders on the ins-and-outs of making your voice heard at the Capitol. In the afternoon, you will put your skills into practice. TPS is scheduling office visits with lawmakers and staff on key policy priorities of the Texas Pediatric Society. We ask that if you register, you are able to attend all day.

The event is complimentary for TPS resident, fellow, and medical student members, but registration is required. Registration will close once full or at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 12th.


AGENDA ITEMS WILL COVER:

  • A keynote address from a member of the Texas Legislature.
  • An orientation on effective advocacy.
  • A highlight of important TPS legislative issues.
  • Discussion on major issues facing pediatricians and children.

Things to Consider While Planning
Please only register if you are able to attend the full day. Attendance is limited on a first-come, first-served basis for all membership levels. Individuals are responsible for their own registration and securing a confirmation.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Please read below for more information.

First - you must be a TPS member! This event is complimentary for current resident, fellow, and medical student members of TPS. If you are not a current TPS member, you must first join TPS or renew your membership if it has expired. The annual membership dues for residents and fellows are $20. Medical student dues are only $15 per year!

Second – the event registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis for all membership levels. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm CT on Monday, March 6th or when the event fills up, whichever comes first. This event is non-transferable, so please do not forward – this invitation is exclusive to your membership. REGISTER HERE. 

Once registration is full, TPS will keep a waiting list. After any cancellations, TPS will notify the individuals on the waiting list. If you cancel your registration, please do not secure your own replacement.


Cancellations
We understand last minute things can come up. Please be mindful that your "seat" is reserved for you and is non-transferable. If you are unable to attend please email TPS Director of Member Services to cancel your registration so that we may make that spot available for another colleague. Please do not secure your own replacement for your cancelled registration. Thank you for your consideration.

For additional information, please contact:
Crystal Healey, CAE
TPS Director of Member Services
512-370-1517