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Legislative Advocacy Days

Attend the Legislative Advocacy "White Coat Wednesdays" Program in 2009!




NC Pediatric Society members meet with Sen. Purcell
Speaker Joe Hackney (center) visits with members of the NC Orthopaedic Association and the NCMS PA Section.


Legislative Advocacy Days are your chance to learn more about the ins-and-outs of the government affairs and how best to approach your legislator regarding health care issues. The NCMS will hold a briefing in the morning with tips on "dos and don'ts" in relaying your message to your legislator and on the hot-button medical and patient issues currently in the spotlight at the General Assembly.

Following this briefing, head down with NCMS staff members to the General Assembly and meet one-on-one with your legislator; take part in committee meetings and see the General Assembly in action; and begin building relationships with your legislators for the future.

Bring your organization!
Pick a day to organize a group — such as other physicians from your community or your specialty colleagues from around the state — to participate together. Contact Allison Clipp at 1-800-722-1350 ext. 130 or [email protected] to arrange the details.

Be sure to wear your white coat for greater visibility and recognition down at the legislature!

Agenda
8:30am-9:30am: Meet at the Medical Society for an
Advocacy Day overview. (222 N. Person Street, Raleigh) Get directions to the NCMS.

9:30am-11:00am: Head to the Legislative Building to personally meet with your legislators.

11:00am-12:00noon: Attend the Senate Health Care Committee or continue legislator one-on-ones.

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch in the Legislative Cafeteria if no personal meetings are scheduled.

1:00pm-3:00pm: Continue legislative visits or sit in on
the action in the General Assembly.

3:00pm-3:30pm: Return to the Medical Society for wrap up.

For more information on White Coat Wednesdays, contact Allison Clipp, [email protected], 919-833-3836 ext. 130.

2009 WCW Calendar


Feb. 11th – NC Orthopaedic Association, NC Academy of Family Physicians
Feb 18th – Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Feb 25th – NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
March 11th – NC Chapter / American College of Physicians, NC Academy of Family Physicians
March 18th – NC Pediatric Society
April 8th – NC Society of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
April 22nd – NC Pediatric Society
May 19th-20th – NC Medical Group Managers
May 20th – NC Pediatric Society, NC Neurological Society
June 3rd – NC Dermatology Association
June 10th – NC Pediatric Society
June 24th – NCMS Leadership College (all classes invited to attend)

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