TPS Resident/Fellow/Medical Student Advocacy Day

Join us for the 6th Annual Resident/Fellow & Medical Student Advocacy Day!

Register BY Thursday March 1, 2018!

The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), the TX Chapter of the AAP, and the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT) would like to invite TPS residents, fellows and medical students from across the state to join us for a unique advocacy experience on March 7th 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. Registration information is below.

Agenda items will include:

  • A keynote address from State Representative Gina Hinojosa, HD-49.
  • 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.

View the full agenda here. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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:

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. 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 March 1st or when the event fills up, whichever comes first. You may contact the TPS Member Services Manager to find out about space availability. Register here.

Thank you CHAT for the generous co-sponsorship!

For additional information, please contact:

Crystal Healey, TPS Member Services Manager
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 370-1517