Advocacy Day 2023
Family Medicine Advocacy Day
Save the Date – February 9, 2023

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Historic Inns of Annapolis Governor Calvert House

58 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401
7:30am-Noon

Advocacy Day will be back in person in 2023!

MDAFP invites all members to be part of the legislative process.

Join fellow family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students throughout Maryland for this free legislative learning opportunity. Be part of this important process with your academy colleagues. Gain insight into pressing legislative issues, take in helpful advocacy tips, learn how to convey your personal medical expertise, and become an active voice in Maryland Legislature.

Advocate for Family Medicine where you can
  • Develop relationships with legislators and their staff
  • Share personal stories related to health policy issues
  • Network with Family Medicine advocates across Maryland

The day will start by gathering together before going to the Maryland State House. The preparation time will include an orientation on the basics of lobbying, with guidance on how to focus talking points on current issues, the use of personal anecdotes, and how to convey personal medical expertise.

MDAFP members will then depart for the State House visits - all meetings will be scheduled for you and you will be assigned to groups so you won’t do this alone. There will also be a debriefing following legislative appointments.

Registration is required. There is NO cost to register. Breakfast and Lunch is provided.

Registration closes on February 2, 2023.

Questions can be directed to MDAFP via email or call 888-894-2606.

TimeAgenda
7:30AM - 8:00AM
Arrival, Registration and Breakfast
8:00AM - 9:15AM
Program Starts
-Welcome
-Overview for the Day
-Maryland Policy Briefing
-Guest Legislator Remarks
-Q&A
-AAFP remarks
9:15AM - 10:30AM
Small Group Breakout
-Review Family Medicine fact sheet & talking points
-Mock Meeting Demonstration and Practie
-Distribute Meeting Schedule
10:30AMLeave for State House Visits
10:45AMFirst Meeting
11:15AMSecond Meeting
11:45AMReturn to Hotel for Debriefing and Lunch
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Travel, Hotel & Parking

Historic Inns of Annapolis Governor Calvert House

58 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401


Park

PARK

Parking is not provided. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the Hotel. In some cases, day parking will be available, but it is not guaranteed, at current rates per car/per day.

Stay

STAY