September 19-20 – Advocacy Day and Retirement Celebration

Advocacy Day and Retirement Celebration

Monday & Tuesday, September 19-20, 2022 | Virtual & In Person

Advocacy Training and Meetings on Capitol Hill

September 19th – September 20th, Washington D.C. and Virtual

The Consortium has continued to build a critical mass of advocates and member societies that provide a critical perspective that effectively communicates the urgency of climate action. September is an opportune time ahead of the November midterm elections to share evidence, our priorities, and compelling stories. In-person meetings with members of Congress and their staff are more effective for both constituents and policymakers and serve as a vital organizing tool to build sustained energy and skills amongst advocates.

Please note: you must be available to participate in the Advocacy Day prep meeting from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm ET on September 19th and have the entire day of September 20th blocked off (8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET) in order to participate in the Advocacy Day, for both in-person and virtual participants.

Lodging, Transportation, and Meals:

  • Attendees will be responsible for any transportation to and from the airport and to the meeting locations
  • Attendees are encouraged to reserve a hotel room or short-term rental (e.g. Airbnb) in Washington, DC near Capitol Hill or along the Orange Line Metro for easy access. The Consortium will reserve a block of rooms.
  • Lunch will be served at the 9/19 training and refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the networking event on Monday evening 9/19, but otherwise attendees are asked to cover their own meal expenses.

Honoring the Leadership of Mona Sarfaty: A Retirement Celebration

September 19th, Washington D.C. (no virtual option)

As a family medicine doctor, a medical educator, one of the key health policy experts for the U.S. Senate, and most recently as the Founding Executive Director of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Dr. Mona Sarfaty has long been a tireless and effective advocate for the health of all in America.

At the end of this year, Mona will be retiring. We invite you to join us for a night of celebration, live music, and climate and health community in honor of her incredible vision and leadership. The event will be held on the rooftop of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.

The evening will include:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm ET – Happy Hour | Light Refreshments

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET – Main Event | Music, Speeches, Heavy Hors’Doeuvres and Cash Bar

Space is limited to 100 attendees, so please register soon if you would like to join us.