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Resident Scholarship to Legislative Conference

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.

Registration to the 2016 Legislative Conference is now closed. For questions, please contact Abigail Osborne at aosborne@aad.org.

  • How to apply

    Registration to the 2016 Legislative Conference is now closed. For questions, please contact Abigail Osborne at aosborne@aad.org.

  • Scholarship requirements

    Applicants must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency program at the start of the conference to qualify for this scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must commit to a year-long involvement in AADA advocacy efforts by participating in grassroots email campaigns, discussions with district congressional offices, and actively promoting AADA advocacy amongst peers. AADA staff will provide reminders to recipients of reporting deadlines. View the advocacy checklist.

  • Scholarship review process
    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the AADA Grassroots Advocacy Workgroup. Through the review process; the Grassroots Advocacy Workgroup may request additional information to address any questions or concerns about the application.
  • Questions
    For more information about the conference, visit the AADA Legislative Conference website.  Should you have questions about the Legislative Conference or the AADA’s grassroots program, please contact AADA staff, Abigail Osborne, at aosborne@aad.org or (202) 712-2604.

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