Virtual Advocacy Training Session 2020

Target Audience

Academicians, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Fellows, Members-in-Training, Health Care Workers, HIV Clinicians, HIV Specialists, Hospital Administrators, Hospital Epidemiologists, Infection Preventionists, Infectious Diseases Pediatricians, Infectious Diseases Physicians, Investigators, Lab Personnel, Microbiologists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Public Health Practitioners, Researchers, Scientists, Vaccinologists 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify opportunities for educating members of Congress and other key policymakers and advocating for infectious disease and HIV policy priorities.
  2. Discuss strategies for effectively communicating with policymakers to develop relationships with policymakers and their staff and to advance policy priorities.  
  3. 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.    
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Course expires: 
Faculty and Disclosures

Tim Yehl, Hart Health Strategies, Principal; COI Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Vicki Hart, Hart Health Strategies, President; COI Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Kinna Thakarar, MD, Maine Medical Partners, Physician; COI Disclosures: Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network; University of New England Board of Trustees

Max Brito, MD, Physician; Janssen Pharmacueticals/Consultant, COI Disclosures: Janssen Pharmacueticals/Consultant

Andi Fristedt, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Deputy Health Policy Director

Andrea Weddle, HIVMA, Executive Director; COI Disclosures: Merck & CO, Advisory/Consultant

Amanda Jezek, IDSA SVP of Public Policy and Government Relations; COI Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Lisa Cox, IDSA Director Government Affairs; COI Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Jose Rodriguez, HIVMA Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager; COI Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement
IDSA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
IDSA designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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Required Hardware/software

PCs Running Window

  • Windows 10  
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Apple Computers Running OSX

  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome