TPS Resident, Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day

The Annual TPS Advocacy Day is February 26, 2020! Registration is now open!

Review the sold out list before registering! Registration is sold out for medical students, Dell Children's Medical Center, UT Health Houston, SAUSHEC, and TTUHSC-Lubbock. If you are from these instutions or are a medical student, please email TPS Director of Member Services to be added to the waitlist.

Check out TPS Facebook page for pictures from the 2019 event.

The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), the TX Chapter of the AAP invites TPS residents, fellows and medical students from across the state to join us for a unique advocacy experience on February 26 in Austin. The purpose of this event is to engage the next generation of pediatricians in the legislative process by providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to successfully advocate on behalf of your patients and the profession of medicine.

This full day of interactive activities will teach participants how to be an effective advocate for Texas children. The morning will include presentations from experts, lawmakers and fellow physicians on the ins-and-outs of making your voice heard at the Capitol. Then, attendees will put their skills into practice by walking over to the State Capitol for office visits with lawmakers and staff on key policy priorities of the Texas Pediatric Society.

The event is complimentary for TPS resident, fellow and medical student members, but registration is required. See registration information below.

Agenda items will include:

  • A keynote address from a member of the Texas Legislature.
  • An orientation on effective advocacy.
  • Highlight of important legislative issues.
  • Discussion on major issues facing pediatricians and children.
  • A visit to the Texas Capitol to share thoughts and priorities with lawmakers and key legislative staff.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

WHERE AND WHEN:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (check-in opens at 9)
Texas Medical Association Building
Thompson Auditorium (1st Floor)
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Registration Information
Review the sold out list before registering! Registration is sold out for medical students, Dell Children's Medical Center, UT Health Houston, SAUSHEC, and TTUHSC-Lubbock. If you are from these instutions or are a medical student, please email TPS Director of Member Services to be added to the waitlist.

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, fellows is $20. Medical students 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 cst on Monday, February 10 or when the event fills up, whichever comes first.

Once registration is full, TPS will keep a waiting list to register. After any cancellations, TPS will start to notify the individuals on the waiting list.

Register online here.

Things to Consider While Planning
Attendance is limited on a first-come, first-served basis for all membership levels. If your program is organizing a group to attend, please confirm available slots with the TPS Director of Member Services. We suggest selecting a trainee to coordinate internally who from your program will attend and to serve as a primary contact should TPS have any questions. Individuals are responsible for their own registration and securing a confirmation.

Registration is sold out for medical students, Dell Children's Medical Center, UT Health Houston, SAUSHEC, and TTUHSC-Lubbock. If you are from these instutions or are a medical student, please email TPS Director of Member Services to be added to the waitlist.

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