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Oregon Chapter 2022 Virtual Advocacy Day

February 10, 2022

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Political Skills and Advocacy Training

Thank you for participating in OR ACP Advocacy Day 2022. This day demonstrates the power and influence that collective voices can have together on behalf of our profession and patients.

While this type of advocacy is important, ongoing durable efforts to sustain a movement are needed to ensure our policymakers hear our perspectives as they continue to legislate for our state.

Within this Hub is also the following Advocacy Prescription (Action Plan) on how to stay engaged, apply what you learned today, and continue to engage with the issues that matter to you. We recommend that you complete these within 2 weeks to ensure that you build on today’s momentum and reinforce your learning.

We recognize that trying to advocate for everything all at once is overwhelming - we encourage you to find the issues that resonate with you as you will likely find that engaging with this work will energize and propel you forward in this mission. This day is meant to walk you through easily achievable advocacy steps. Go forth and advocate!

Jenny Silberger, MD, FACP
Governor, Oregon Chapter

Meeting Highlights
  • Learn The Importance of Advocacy
  • Learn How To Advocate For Your Patients
  • Gain Confidence In Political Advocacy Skills
  • Engage With Local Politicians
Program Committee
  • Kelsi Manley, MD - Chair 
  • Adam Obley, MD, FACP – Speaker/Program Sub-Committee
  • Holly Russell, Medical Student – Advertising Sub-Committee
  • Joel Burnett, MD – Legislator Outreach Sub-Committee
  • R. Logan Jones, MD and Teva Brender, Medical Student – PRES Sub-Committee
  • Jenny Silberger, MD, FACP - Governor, Oregon Chapter
  • Mary Olhausen - Administrative Assistant, Oregon Chapter

Agenda

TEAM #1—Reynolds & Levy, Lead: Marianne Parshley
TEAM #2—Dexter & Helm, Lead:  Jenny Silberger
TEAM #3—Pham & Dembrow, Lead: Andrea Matsumura
TEAM #4—Cate & Taylor, Lead:  Kelsi Manley
TEAM #5—Lawrence-Spence & Nosse, Lead: Joel Burnett
TEAM #6—Steiner-Hayward & Lieber, Lead: Hunter Spencer

Agenda

Time Session
8:00 AM Sign Into Meeting via Zoom
8:15 AM

Welcome
Jenny Silberger, MD, FACP – Governor, Oregon ACP
Kelsi Manley, MD – Event Chair – Oregon ACP
Joel Burnett, MD – Health Policy Chair – Oregon ACP

8:30 AM PHYSICIANS AS ADVOCATES
Ben Hoffman, MD, FAAP – Professor Pediatrics, OHSU
9:00 AM

OREGON CHAPTER PRIORITIES 2022

Houselessness
Dechen Dolkar – Medical Student - OHSU

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change & Public Health
Reed Nerness, MD - OHSU

Treatment For Substance Use Disorders
Amy Jones – Medical Student - OHSU

Universal Health Care and Publicly-Funded Coverage
Jackie Hu, Medical Student – Western University Health Sciences

9:30 AM

ACP NATIONAL PRIORITIES
Shari Erickson, MPH
Interim Senior Vice-President, Governmental Affairs & Public Policy
American College of Physicians

10:00 AM

Q&A

10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

UPDATE ON OREGON 2022 SESSION
Representative Lisa Reynolds, MD – Pediatrics, The Children’s Clinic

11:00 AM JOSEPH BOYLE AWARD RECOGNITION
Senator Ron Wyden
11:15 AM HOW TO TALK WITH LEGISLATORS
Iris Chavez – Lobbyist – Equity Action Partners
Courtni Dresser – Vice-President Government Relations, OMA
11:45 AM BREAKOUT GROUPS – AFTERNOON PLANNING AND PRACTICE
Legislative Appointment Teams
12:30 PM JOURNEY TO CANDIDACY
Kathleen Harder, MD, FACP – Salem Clinic
12:40 PM Lunch
1:00 PM APPOINTMENTS WITH LEGISLATORS

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FAQ

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Equipment and Materials

Create a Zoom Account!

Our meeting will be conducted on the Zoom platform and all registered attendees will be have links to the Zoom meeting through this page. If you do not have a Zoom account, we recommend you sign up for one before the meeting. Sign up is free. Click here to sign up.

Test Your Equipment in Advance

  • Please test and check your system at least 15 minutes prior to meeting. This includes your network connection, device battery life, and speakers.
  • We recommend you use a computer or a tablet for the best experience. The system is not responsive on a cell phone.

Control Your Environment as Best You Can

  • Mute other devices that might interfere with your computer audio.
  • Create a learning-conducive environment, eliminating as many distractions as possible. Close out of other tabs and mute notifications, if possible.
  • Prepare your space with anything you may need during the virtual program (appropriate chargers, note-taking materials, water, etc.).

Troubleshooting Technical Difficulties

  • Some networks cause slides to advance more slowly than others. If your slides are behind or you are having audio issues, please try to refresh the page.

Participant Photography

As a participant in the chapter meeting, your photograph may be taken as a focus or background subject, to be used in chapter communications. If you would not like your photo taken, please inform chapter staff.

ACP Chapter's Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

ACP is a community that values collegiality, respect for patents and each other, and medicine’s standards of ethics and professionalism. ACP members are guided by the content and spirit of the ACP Pledge and by their commitment to the ethics of medicine, including those in the ACP Ethics Manual. “Physicians’ conduct as professionals and as individuals should merit the respect of the community.”

ACP expects members, staff, and others who participate in events and activities involving ACP to treat others as you would like to be treated – with courtesy, respect for differences, and in ways that appropriately represent the profession of internal medicine. As set forth in ACP’s An-Harassment Policy, ACP does not tolerate any form of harassment, including intimidation, hostility, or other unwelcome and offensive communication or treatment.

If you experience or observe harassing, inappropriate or otherwise unprofessional behavior, or you have concerns about how you have been treated by an ACP member or staff or anyone else at an ACP meeting or event, you may report the incident to CHAPTER STAFF.

The chapter reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate; including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and the chapter reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

For other questions about the virtual meeting during the meeting, text Mary Olhausen at 503-880-7383 or Oregonacp@comcast.net.

 

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