TPS Resident, Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day

Join us for the 7th Annual TPS Resident/Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day!

Join us for the 7th Annual Resident/Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day!

Registration Information Below

The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), the TX Chapter of the AAP would like to invite TPS residents, fellows and medical students from across the state to join us for a unique advocacy experience on February 27 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, you’ll put your 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.

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. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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

How to attend and register:
Registration is open. Please see below for more information prior to registering.

First - you must be a TPS member! This event is free for current residents, fellows 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 and medical student are only $15 per year!

Second – the event registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis for all membership levels. If your program is organizing a large group to attend, please confirm slots with the TPS Member Services Manager. 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. The deadline to register is 11:59 pm cst on February 19 or when the event fills up, whichever comes first. You may contact the TPS Member Services Manager to find out about space availability. UT Dell Medical School slots for residents and fellows is full.

Note: This was a sold out event in 2018, so we suggest selecting a resident/fellow or medical student to serve as a "lead coordinator" to coordinate registrations. The "lead coordinator" can email the TPS Member Services Manager with any questions or to find out about space availability. Individuals are responsible for their own registration.

For additional information, please contact:
Crystal Healey, TPS Member Services Manager