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Effectively Engaging with Members of Congress: Strategies for Spine Advocates


Starts: Thu 7:00PM CT (May 13, 2021) Ends: Thu 8:00PM CT (May 13, 2021) OnDemand

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Every day, lawmakers in Washington D.C. make decisions that perceptibly impact the delivery of patient care in the U.S. health system, often creating barriers and obstacles to creating healthy outcomes for patients. Because of this burden on the health provider, the volunteer spine-advocate has become a critical element to NASS’s public policy efforts. Yet, few NASS members understand the advocacy principles endemic to developing effective relationships with policymakers shaping their profession, and many are uncertain of how to begin working with elected officials who ultimately to serve and represent them.

The second webinar in the 2021 NASS Advocacy Quarterly Training Series, this session will demonstrate that there is no “one-size-fits-all” advocacy model. This training will provide nuanced strategies to spine advocates who seek to work with their elected officials and shape the future of spine care.


Deeptee Jain, MD
NASS Political Engagement
Committee Member

Brian Gantwerker, MD
NASS Political Engagement Committee Member

David Lusk
Founder & CEO, Key Advocacy

Building on material covered in the first advocacy training, this session will extend beyond an introduction to civic participation and will prepare NASS members to serve as adroit spine advocates. This training will outline advocacy best-practices, including specific strategies for NASS members to:

What You'll Learn

Navigate the political and legislative landscapes in Washington D.C. and in their own community

Define and set realistic advocacy goals

(For NASS priority issues) Develop arguments that will resonate with their elected representatives

Sustain a working relationship with elected representatives

Analyze elected representatives’ voting record on NASS priorities, and ability to advance or stymie pro-spine legislation

Continuing Medical Education (CME)s

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this enduring material for a maximum


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This virtual event is open to U.S. members only.

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