Physicians will learn about government relations and the association’s approach to advocacy and lobbying through a presentation and panel discussion.
Government relations is the process of influencing public and government policy at all levels: municipal, provincial, federal and global. It involves the advocacy of an interest that is affected by the decisions of government leaders.
At its core, government relations is an educational process mixed with advocacy. It includes: educating business and industry leaders about the governmental process; educating elected officials about the issues important to their constituencies; and educating governmental and business leaders, and the public, about the potential consequences of legislation.
Physicians can play an important role in educating colleagues, the public, elected officials and government officials about health-care issues.
Be sure to join us at the conference to learn the dos and don’ts of government relations and how to influence the health-care system. After this session, participants will understand the best approaches for working with government and the risks and benefits of each method.