Connie G. White, MD, MS, District V Legislative Committee chair and Kentucky Section vice chair
The 31st Annual ACOG Congressional Leadership Conference, The President’s Conference (CLC), took place March 3–5 in Washington, DC. It was the biggest CLC yet, attended by more than 330 ob-gyns. District V was represented by 25 participants from all five of its sections. View photos from the 2013 CLC.
Participants asked members of Congress to support three bills introduced this legislative session:
ACOG Fellows and Junior Fellows brought back many cosponsors and additional support for these initiatives, a testament to the power of our advocacy.
District V held its Annual Legislative Coffee Time prior to the opening session of the CLC on Sunday, March 3. This event was initiated in 2012 to give our attendees an opportunity to discuss common difficulties and develop support networks. Heart beat bills, physician-patient relationships, lay midwife practice, and contraception access are just a few of the issues we will grapple with this year. Kathryn Moore, ACOG director of state legislative and regulatory affairs, was on hand to guide both newcomers and seasoned advocates through the legislative process in District V.
If you have never been to the CLC, consider adding it to your 2014 schedule. The dates for the 2014 CLC are March 2–5.