Personal News: DFA National Leadership Conference this week

From the Doctors for America (DFA) website:

Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics on the pressing issues of the day to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation.

We believe:

  • Every person in America has a fundamental right to equitable, high-quality, and affordable health care.
  • Everyone should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life.
  • Every part of society should value and promote healthy families and communities.
  • Doctors should take a leadership role in improving health care and ending health disparities.

...Doctors for America members focus on all of the ways our patients access, pay for, and receive their medical care by advocating for universal health coverage, affordability, quality, and equity. We work broadly at the national and state levels pushing for comprehensive health system reform, expansion of health insurance coverage, and improvements to health care delivery so that it better meets our patients’ needs. Our members focus on particular parts of the American health system that most impact our patients’ ability to maintain or regain their health, such as in our advocacy for prescription drug affordability and in the fight for the elimination of inequities and health disparities.

As I mentioned awhile back, I'm on the DFA Board of Directors, and this week they're holding their National Leadership Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland:

Join us in Washington, DC where we will be Reclaiming the Voice of Medicine at our 2024 National Leadership Conference. Learn from national and regional experts to hone your advocacy skills on topics like reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, strengthening the FDA, Medicaid expansion, drug pricing, gender affirming care and more! 

I'll be participating in a breakout panel about, as you probably could have guessed, the Affordable Care Act, along with KFF VP & Director of the Program on the ACA Cynthia Cox and Director of Health Policy & Law Initiative of the O'Neill Institute Zachary Baron. The panel will be moderated by KFF Health News Correspondent Rachana Pradhan.

The conference runs the rest of the week so I may not be able to post anything until this coming Monday, though I'll try to sneak a post in here and there throughout the week.