One of the themes that came in the first two days was the importance of scientific organizations in advocacy. I'd like to explore this idea further. What exactly does advocacy entail? Do/Which groups have a presence in Washington? Are they meeting with lawmakers or lobbying for specific legislation? Do/Which groups focus on advocacy in the realm of public opinion and how do they accomplish this? How can members of these organizations take part in these advocacy related efforts?
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Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH
Chief Medical Officer at University of Colorado Hospital
Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, with joint appointments in Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern/Children's Medical Center Dallas
MPA Candidate at Bridgewater State University
Martin Frank, PhD
Physiology and Biophysics Candidate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Atique Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCONN School of Medicine, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center Hartford, Connecticut
MD/PhD Student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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