Meet-the-Professor Session:
92b. Advancing ID and HIV Priorities:  Making the Case to Policymakers
Friday, October 5, 2018: 7:00 AM-9:00 AM
Room: S 155

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify opportunities for educating members of Congress and advocating for infectious disease and HIV policy priorities
  • describe strategies for effectively communicating with policymakers to develop relationships with policymaker and their staff and to advance policy priorities
  • describe the guidelines regarding advocacy and policy education by individuals who receive federal grant funding or work for a local or state health department or other agencies

Target Audience: Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Healthcare workers, HIV clinicians, HIV specialists, Hospital administrators, Hospital epidemiologists, Infection preventionists, Infectious diseases pediatricians, Infectious diseases physicians, Investigators, Lab personnel, Medical students and residents, Members-in-training, Microbiologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Public health practitioners, Researchers, Scientists, Vaccinologists

Tracks: Adult ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Global ID, HIV-STD-TB, Investigative ID, Pediatric ID, Trainee, Transplant ID

Moderators:  Amanda Jezek, Infectious Diseases Society of America and George Fistonich, HIV Medicine Association

7:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions/Washington Update and 2017/2018 Advocacy Efforts
7:45 AM
Advocate Testimonials
Russell Petrak, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

; Maximo Brito, MD, MPH

; Yury J. Parra, MD

8:07 AM
Best Practices for Congressional Meetings
Michelle Ogle, MD

; Julie K. Vaishampayan, MD, MPH, FIDSA; Maunank Shah, MD, PhD

8:15 AM
Congressional Meetings Role Play
8:45 AM
Questions and Answers

CME Credits: Maximum of 2.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 3rd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.