We’re excited to announce the second annual 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:
San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS)
Sean Parker Center at Stanford for Allergy & Asthma Research
Center for Care Innovations
Topics will include structural racism, health disparities, poverty, educational equity, voting access, and much more!
If you are asking yourself, "What can I do?", join us to learn skills, strengthen your network and connect to avenues for creating change. Come be inspired to speak up and speak out as influencers for child health!
You will be 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 second half of the conference, participants will break into smaller advocacy workshops led by AAP leaders to gain a deeper understanding of specific advocacy areas of interest and gain an opportunity for hands-on practice of advocacy skills.
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!
This year's Theme: COVID 19 & Health Equity
Registration closes Sept 8th
Advocacy Committee Co-Chair
AAP Chapter 1 Executive Director
Focus Group Planning Leaders
Stephanie Fong Gomez