Advocacy Day Speakers and Agenda Confirmed
Less than two weeks until Advocacy Day
WHA's Advocacy Day 2022 is right around the corner, with less than two weeks until nearly 1,000 grassroots advocates gather virtually for a day of learning and advocating on important health care issues facing Wisconsin. View the full Advocacy Day agenda.
The event’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., and 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.
Read Dr. Gottlieb's full biography here.
Advocacy Day will also feature an outstanding legislative panel. Confirmed panelists include lawmakers from both parties who serve on the powerful budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance: Sen. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc), and Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee). As always, the panel will provide 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.
Advocacy Day will be held virtually on March 23. There is still time to register individuals or hospital contingents for this event and participate in the all-important legislative appointments taking place March 23-24. A complete program and online registration are available here.
A complete program and online registration are available here. For Advocacy Day questions, contact WHA Vice President of Advocacy Kari Hofer at 608-268-1816.
This story originally appeared in the March 10, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter