WHA's virtual Advocacy Day is less than a week away, and excitement is building among the nearly 900 advocates who have signed up to participate. Advocacy Day 2022 will take place virtually on March 23. The registration
deadline is Friday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. Individuals and hospitals interested registering groups of attendees for the state’s premier advocacy event are encouraged to complete their registrations today.
This year's keynote presentation will feature Dr. Scott Gottlieb
, physician and former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a moderated discussion with WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding.
Gottlieb's work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping health care delivery and expanding consumer choice and safety. Gottlieb serves on the boards of Pfizer Inc. and Illumina, Inc., is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a partner at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.
Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal
, The New York Times
and The Washington Post
. He has held editorial positions on the British Medical Journal
and the Journal of the American Medical Association
and is a regular contributor to CNBC. Fortune Magazine
recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and again in 2019. In 2018, 2019 and then again in 2020, Modern Healthcare
named Dr. Gottlieb the “Most Influential Physician Executive and Leaders” in its annual survey of 50 physician executives, and Time
magazine named him one of its “50 People Transforming Healthcare in 2018.” Dr. Gottlieb is also the author of New York Times Bestseller Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.
Following the keynote presentation will be the always-popular bipartisan legislative leadership panel discussion. As always, the panel provides attendees in-depth insight into the state budget and issues facing health care providers and patients in our state. Advocacy Day attendees will also hear special guest remarks from Gov. Tony Evers. View the full Advocacy Day program agenda here
Advocacy Day attendees have the opportunity to attend legislative visits on Wednesday and Thursday, March 23 and 24. More information can be found here
. WHA strongly believes the legislative meetings are the most important part of Advocacy Day. These visits are an opportunity to directly connect with your state lawmakers on health care issues and share your experiences in your hospital or health system. It's not too late to add a legislative visit.
Contact Laurie Fleuette
with questions or to add a legislative visit to your registration.
Prepare for Advocacy Day
Registered attendees are encouraged to log into the Advocacy Day event platform, LeaderPass, in advance of the live event on March 23. Individuals will need to create a LeaderPass account with the email used in their registration to access the Advocacy Day event and related content. Individuals who participated in Advocacy Day last year already have accounts and can reset their password. If you are experiencing issues with creating or accessing a LeaderPass account, contact LeaderPass directly for support at firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 16, WHA staff held a pre-Advocacy Day webinar to prepare advocates for Advocacy Day and their legislative visits, including an overview of the issue topics WHA will ask advocates to discuss during their legislative appointments. The webinar was recorded and will be available for all registered attendees in the LeaderPass event platform. Advocacy Day issue papers and talking points will also be added to the virtual event platform prior to Advocacy Day.
For questions related to Advocacy Day, contact WHA Vice President of Advocacy Kari Hofer