Thank you for joining us for the 10th Annual TPS Resident/Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day!
The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), the Texas Chapter of the AAP, and the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) welcomed 75 TPS fellows, residents, medical students and pediatricians from across the state for a unique advocacy experience on March 30th in Austin. TPS members served as team leaders to lead 17 groups on 36 legislative visits.
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 included a keynote address from Representative Erin Zwiener. The key advocacy issue of the day focused on Ensuring Medicaid Access for Children. Participants were also provided an orientation on effective advocacy and a highlight of important legislative issues tackled in the previous session. The day concluded with team visits to the Texas Capitol to share these priorities with lawmakers and key legislative staff.
Thank you CHAT for the generous co-sponsorship!
For additional information, please contact:
Crystal Healey, CAE
TPS Director of Member Services