Florida Chapter
American College of Surgeons




Legislative Advocacy Days

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (All day)
Tallahassee, FL
Four Points by Sheraton
Attend the Legislative Advocacy Days Meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton


Please join us on January 30th and 31st for our upcoming Legislative Advocacy Days. This event provides members who are new to advocacy and the legislative process an important opportunity to go to Tallahassee and see the process in action. Simultaneously, this event is used to schedule visits with legislators to educate them on surgical issues and how they can help protect patients.

You can RSVP for this free event by visiting: https://floridafacs.org/advocacy-days.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (3:00 - 9:00 PM)
3:00-5:00 PM:  Stop the Bleed - Train the Trainer 
6:00-7:00 PM:  Reception
7:00-9:00 PM:  Dinner & Presentations:

  • 7:00-7:10 PM:  Introduction
  • 7:10-7:30 PM:  Florida Surgical Update 
    • Christopher Nuland, Lobbyist, Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • 7:30-7:50 PM:  Florida Medical Association Update
    • John Katopodis, MD, President, Florida Medical Association
    • Chris Clark, Vice President of Public Affairs, Florida Medical Association
  • 7:50-8:10 PM:  American College of Surgeons Update 
    • Christian Johnson, Esq., State Affairs Associate, American College of Surgeons
  • 8:10-8:40 PM:  State Society Issues
  • 8:40-9:00 PM:  Identifying “the Ask” to the Legislators & Networking

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (7:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
7:00-8:00 AM:  Breakfast
8:00 AM-1:00 PM:  Stop the Bleed at the Capitol Building 
As Scheduled:  Legislative Visit at the Capitol Building

Be sure to check for speaker updates.

Please remember to reserve a room for your stay, hotels in the area include:

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(866) 716-8133

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 513-0313

Doubletree by Hilton Tallahassee
101 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-5000

Hotel Duval
415 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-6000

Hilton Garden Inn
1330 Blairstone Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
(850) 893-8300

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