TPS Resident, Fellow, & Medical Student Advocacy Day

The 9th Annual TPS Resident, Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day is March 3, 2021
Details such as format, angenda, and registration information is below.
The event will be virtual.

The annual TPS Resident, Fellow, and Medical Student Advocacy Day will take place virtually on March 3, 2021. This full day of interactive activities 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 has scheduled virtual 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 to receive the Zoom information and your attendee packet. Please read all information below on how to register.


WHERE AND WHEN:
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual

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.
  • Virtual meetings with state lawmakers and their staff to ask for their support for TPS child health priorities.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Registration is open. Please read below for more information prior to registering.

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 CT on Friday, February 19 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.

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.

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.

The deadline to register is Friday, February 19, 2021. We hope you can attend, register here!

For additional information, please contact:

 

Crystal Healey, TPS Director of Member Services
512-370-1517