Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:00-7:00 PM
Rockefeller Building Auditorium
This workshops was designed for students to give an introduction to New York State Health Policy and advocacy, while tying in issues at the national level. 
Learn about:
-Current State & National Trends
-Key Legislative Issues
-2020 Policy Agenda
-How to speak to your legislators
-Preparation for DO Day in Albany


5:00-5:15 PM Light Dinner Served  
5:15-5:20 PM Introductions from NYSOMS Board Stephanie LaBarbera, MHA, Executive Director, NYSOMS; Sherman Dunn, DO, FACOOG, CHCQM​, NYSOMS President; Bernadette Riley, DO, FACOFP, FILM, Associate Professor, NYITCOM & Secretary, NYSOMS Board Secretary
5:20-6:00 PM NYS Health Policy Stephanie Darwak, NYSOMS Lobbyist
6:00-6:20 PM Q&A and Mock HOW-TO: Speaking with Legislators Stephanie Darwak & Bernadette Riley, DO, FACOFP, FILM
6:20-6:30 PM Importance of State and Local Societies Working Together on Advocacy David Podwall, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Northwell Hofstra & Vice President, Nassau County Medical Society
6:30-7:00 PM Tying State and National Issues 

William Blazey, DO, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Associate Professor, NYITCOM