Annual Physician Advocacy Day

In partnership with MSSNY

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

8:00-11:00 AM Via Zoom 

Join the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS) and your fellow colleagues and students to lobby elected leaders at this year’s VIRTUAL New York Physician Advocacy Day! Normally this event takes place in person at the Capital where we meet face to face with our elected leaders, but due to the pandemic this event will now take place via Zoom. Help us to encourage Senators and Assembly members to support legislation that is impactful to your future in the medical profession. Oppose bills that place restrictions and add unreasonable burdens for physicians and their patients.

WHY JOIN? NYSOMS supports osteopathic physicians and the profession as a whole in New York State.As an Osteopathic Physician or Medical Student, you voice matters! By lending your support and joining our efforts, you can help shape healthcare legislation in our state. Decisions made now will directly impact your careers as physicians and learning to be a successful advocate can aid in networking and leadership opportunities.

-Great article on how and why medical students should get involved with advocacy: Click Here

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Listen to panel discussions and guest speakers from state and specialty societies speak on current trends in NY and key legislative issues
  • Meet with State Senators and Assembly members
  • Educate legislators about Osteopathic Medicine and top priorities that NYSOMS supports. 

**You MUST Pre-Register with BOTH MSSNY & NYSOMS** We urge you to pre-register even if you are unsure of your attendance at this time. You will receive more information as it becomes available.

STEP 1Register with MSSNY: CLICK HERE (under ‘Organization’ please type NYSOMS)

STEP 2Register with NYSOMS: CLICK HERE

Following the morning program, physician, students and allied groups will have the opportunity to meet with legislators and their staff. If you are interest in taking part in one of these afternoon meetings, please indicate your interest on the NYSOMS registration form and more information will be sent to you.   

Resources for Physician Advocacy Day

Morning Agenda

Talking Points


 PRE-Advocacy Day Workshop—February 24, 2021 via Zoom at 6:00 PM

Join NYSOMS for this webinar to help prepare you for the Advocacy Day activities. We will cover key legislative issues, Do’s and Don’ts when communicating with legislators, and more ways to get involved as a student. This is a great opportunity to find out more information about key issues and ask questions about advocacy.

REGISTER HERE (space is limited)

Questions? Please visit our website or contact:

STEPHANIE LABARBERA, NYSOMS Executive Director at

[email protected]

DO's and medical students from across New York State helped our efforts in educating our elected officials about Osteopathic Medicine and our legislative priorities.