This activity addresses gaps in physician knowledge about healthcare advocacy and leadership. DO Day is the osteopathic profession's premier advocacy conference. Participants are likely aware of the need for legislative advocacy but may be less aware of the most effective ways to educate members of Congress on the healthcare issues that matter most to osteopathic physicians and their patients. As a result of past participation in this activity, physicians have been able to successfully protect a myriad of legislative priorities pertinent to the osteopathic medical profession, including debilitating Medicare physician payment cuts, expanding graduate medical education funding, and combating physician burnout. 

  • Explain at least one complex legislative issue (ie, surprise billing, medical student debt, etc.) and prospective or enacted solutions
  • Describe effective strategies for communicating with lawmakers and how grassroots/social media can be used to influence legislative outcomes
  • Summarize recent legislative or regulatory updates and how they could impact the practice of osteopathic medicine

Start Date: June 21, 2024

End Date: December 31, 2024

Cost: Members: $249 | Non-Members $599

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOA designates this internet activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AOA designates this activity for a maximum of 12 AOA Category 1-A CME credits. 

Category 1A