Why Choose the Health Policy Conference?
Whether you're a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the legislative area, this is a unique opportunity to:
· Earn continuing education credits.
· Learn from government and industry experts as they discuss the priorities of Congress and the Administration and their potential impact on NPs and patients.
· Develop skills and insight necessary to advocate effectively at the federal level.
· Meet with your elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill to promote patient health through the elimination of federal barriers to practice.
· Network with NPs from your area who are interested in creating advocacy coalitions.
· Keynote Speakers
Alex Castellanos is one of the best-known and most successful media consultants and strategists. Castellanos has served as communications consultant to seven U.S. Presidential campaigns, has helped elect over a dozen U.S. senators and governors, and enjoys over three decades of political consulting experience, both in the United States and abroad. He brings a wealth of campaign strategy, public opinion research insights, and communications experience to corporate communications and public policy campaigns. Castellanos is a co-founder of Purple Strategies, a boutique strategy firm that takes its name from the merger of colors commonly identified with Democrats (blue) and Republicans (red). He is also an ABC News contributor and posts regularly on media outlets, including The Huffington Post and NationalReview.com.
The Wall Street Journal has called Mark Shields “the wittiest political analyst around and frequently the most trenchant, fair-minded, and thoughtful.” The Washington Post has called him “a walking almanac of American politics.” His insights are first-hand and up-to-the minute, drawn from four decades of knowing, covering, and savoring the country and its politics. A nationally known columnist and commentator, Shields has worked in Washington through the administrations of ten U.S. Presidents. In addition to attending 23 national party conventions and working on or covering the last 13 presidential elections, Shields has taught American politics and the press at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics.