The SMSNA will be participating in the 2018 Annual Advocacy Summit, March 12-14, 2018, in Washington, DC. This AUA-led event aims to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting our practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers.
The conference will host speakers ranging from urologists to patients, to government employees and members of Congress. It will feature grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and will provide opportunities for participants to meet with lawmakers and their staff and some to attend a meeting with officials at agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the National Institutes of Health.
The SMSNA is highlighted in a 45-minute General Session on the program covering the full continuum of care in men’s health, led by Run Wang, MD; Ira Sharlip, MD; Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD; and Arthur Burnett, MD, along with Carlos Basurto, Olivia Basurto, and Ana Fadich.
For additional information on the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit, see http://www.auasummit.org/.