This past June, 24 STS Members traveled to Washington, DC, for the 2018 STS Legislative Fly-In. While there, they attended 55 meetings with Congressional staff and urged lawmakers to take action on key issues that affect cardiothoracic surgery patients. These issues included price transparency, access to claims data, and support of both the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act and the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act.
The next STS Legislative Fly-In will take place in 2019.
Past Training Webinars
This advocacy training webinar series was created to prepare Fly-In attendees for meeting with members of Congress and their staff members during the 2018 STS Legislative Fly-In.
Cosponsor the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act
Provide Price Transparency & Access to Claims Data
Cosponsor the Women & Lung Cancer Research & Preventive Services Act
Sign the Oral Health Initiative Letter to CMS
Mock Congressional Videos
In this 2-part video series, medical student Raymond J. Strobel and Dr. Malini P. Daniel perform two mock Congressional meetings, showing what to do and what not to do.
Part 1: What Not to Do
Part 2: What to Do