Of the 537 attendees at the conference, emergency medicine residents were, as always, very well represented, comprising 25 percent of meeting attendees. One last point about the residents: For those of us who have been going to LAC for a long time, it is easy to feel comfortable with D.C. and the advocacy process. For residents and other first-timers, going to Capitol Hill to speak with members of Congress can be pretty intimidating. However, there are always plenty of more-seasoned attendees to help guide you through the process.
Highlights From This Year’s LAC
From a nuts-and-bolts perspective, this year’s meeting was reformatted with the first two days retitled the Legislative Advocacy Conference and the last day focused on professional development as the Leadership Summit.
This year’s meeting was full of informative presentations, including: