We’re excited to announce the inaugural Advocating for Children Together Conference – a collaborative effort between pediatricians across the Bay Area organized by California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAPCA1) and sponsored by:
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Department of Community Health and Engagement at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
California Wellness Foundation
Stanford Children's Health/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Join us in learning from advocacy extraordinaires as we come together to better serve the children and families from the Bay to the borders and beyond!
The day will begin with a series of “Ted Talk” style lectures that provide brief overviews of important areas for advocacy and empower pediatricians to effectively message advocacy efforts, harness the power of social media, and collaborate with others for children’s health issues. In the afternoon, participants will break into smaller workshops led by local experts in politics, public health, and mass media to gain hands-on practice.
The day will end with a social hour and reception during which conference participants may continue to connect with fellow child advocates, as well as utilize skills learned throughout the day to build relationships with and discuss child health issues with invited elected officials.
Our vision with this conference is to create a community of pediatricians who are engaged and equipped to influence child health policy. It will provide a networking opportunity for physicians to follow each other on various social media platforms, collaborate on op-eds, spark new research ideas that will influence policy decisions, and inspire others to speak up and become change-makers. We hope you will join us!
Stephanie Fong Gomez