Advocacy Training Workshop

MAOPS will be co-hosting an advocacy training workshop with the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) on Saturday, October 12, 2024, from 9 AM-2 PM. A candidate fundraising event will follow in the evening. The MAOPS Young Physicians Network will host a social in between the workshop and fundraising event. This will be a great time to not only learn some tricks to become an effective physician advocate, but to network with other physicians and medical students from around the state from both MSMA and MAOPS. Lobbyists for MAOPS and MSMA will be present, as well as guest speakers, including some legislators and their staff.

To encourage attendance, the MAOPS Young Physicians Network and William L. Wetzel Osteopathic Education Foundation are offering a limited number of scholarships for eligible members to attend the event. Successful applicants will receive:

  • Free registration to the workshop, including meal functions, the social, and fundraiser
  • Hotel accommodations for one or two nights
  • A MAOPS YPN T-Shirt

Applicants must be MAOPS members under the age of 40. Student members* must be active members of their campus MAOPS chapter.

*Student chapter members willing to share rooms with fellow students will receive priority consideration.

Tentative Agenda

Below are some topics from previous workshops. The final agenda for this year will be forthcoming later this fall.

9 AM-2 PM

Advocacy Workshop

Physician Perception in the Current Legislative Environment

Strategies to Engage With Your Legislators

How to Testify in a Legislative Hearing

Lunch with Legislative Leadership

A Preview of the 2025 Legislative Session

Political Action Committees

3-5 PM

MAOPS YPN Social at Last Flight Brewery

6:30 PM

Candidate Reception and Dinner with Speaker of the House John Patterson, MD

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