Advocacy Meetings Draw Neurologists Committed to Change

April 22, 2009


Is it time to get involved in changing the way health care is practiced? The Annual Meeting offers several sessions open for members who wish to learn more about advocacy efforts of the Academy and its individual members. Discover how you can be an instrument of change.

All meetings will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. For more information, contact Melissa Larson at or (651) 695-2748.

State Society Leadership Roundtable
Monday, April 27, 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Room 204

Leadership of state neurological societies and Annual Meeting attendees interested in developing societies are invited to share their experiences and insights with one another and learn how the Academy supports these organizations.

Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Neurology Public Policy Fellowship Information Session
Monday, April 27, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m., Your Academy Health Care Help Desk / Level 4, South Lobby

Meet with past fellows and selection committee members to learn more about this yearlong paid fellowship in Washington, DC, where you can gain hands-on experience in federal policy. All members are welcome.

Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Action Planning Roundtable
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Room 203

Forum graduates share the challenges and successes they've encountered while implementing their action plans. All members are welcome; graduates from all years are encouraged to attend.

State Neurosociety Affiliate Meetings

These meetings are an excellent opportunity for any members in states without neurology societies to learn the value of these organizations and how to begin one. All members are welcome.

  • Pennsylvania Neurological Society Meeting
    Sunday, April 26, 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Room 203

  • New York State Neurological Society Meeting
    Monday, April 27, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Room 204

  • Florida Society of Neurology Meeting
    Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Room 204

  • Association of California Neurologists State Society Meeting
    Tuesday, April 28, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Room 204

  • Washington State Neurological Society Meeting
    Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Room 206