The American Academy of Dermatology Association’s (AADA) Legislative Conference offers a unique opportunity for residents to learn how federal legislation will impact the future of dermatology and sit down with members of Congress to discuss the most pressing health policy issues facing the specialty.
The AADA awards several scholarships for residents who will attend the Conference and commit to a year-long involvement in AADA advocacy activities. Scholarship recipients’ travel to Washington, D.C. on an all-expense paid trip, where they’ll receive advocacy training and mentorship by AADA physician leaders, learn how to effectively make their voices heard to lawmakers, and become leading advocates for dermatology.
Residents are not required to have any political knowledge or experience in order to attend the Conference or receive the scholarship. Advocacy trainings will be offered by a panel of health policy experts, which covers all aspects of the legislative process, as well as information about the legislators themselves.
Apply for 2017 scholarship
Learn more about the AADA Legislative Conference.
Please note: Space is limited so apply early! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the AADA Grassroots Advocacy Workgroup. The 2017 application deadline is Monday, July 17.