Effective Advocacy


Be sure to join us for the first-ever virtual Advocacy Series from November 2020-February 2021. In light of COVID-19, our usual Advocacy Days programming is transitioned to a series of monthly webinars as provided below. Please watch our programs below.


Session 1: Being a Effective Surgeon Advocate

November 12, 2020 - 8:00-9:00 PM ET

  • 8:00-8:05 PM: Welcome to the Series
    • Rohan Joseph, MD, FACS, Chair, Advocacy Committee, Florida Chapter
    • Danielle Henry, MD, Vice-Chair, Advocacy Committee, Florida Chapter
  • 8:05-8:25 PM: Discussion: Being an Effective Surgeon Advocate
    • John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, Past-President, Florida Chapter
    • Christopher Johnson, Manager, State Affairs, ACS
  • 8:25-8:35 PM: Summary of Key Surgical Related Issues Anticipated for the 2021 Legislative Session
    • Christopher L. Nuland, Esq., Lobbyist, Florida Chapter
  • 8:35-9:00 PM: Discussion/Q&A Panel


Session 2: Collaboration by Florida's Surgical Specialty Societies

February 11, 2021 - 8:00-9:00 PM ET

  • 8:00-8:05 PM: Introduction
    • Rohan Joseph, MD, FACS, Chair, Advocacy Committee, Florida Chapter
  • ​8:05-8:35 PM: Society Presentations
    • Andrea Friall, MD, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, District XII
    • Arthur Palamara, MD, Florida Vascular Society
    • Frank Rosemeier, MD, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Darby Miller, MD, Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • ​8:35-9:00 PM: Moderated Discussion/Q&A Panel
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