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APPLY FOR AN SOEM SCHOLARSHIP NOW

AAP Legislative Conference
April 12-14, 2015
Washington, DC


Senator Daniel Inouye & Cal Sia Advocacy Awards
Application Form
Deadline: January 5, 2015

The SOEM Advocacy Scholarships were renamed in 2014 to honor the historically significant contributions
of Senator Daniel Inouye and Dr Calvin C.J. Sia to Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC).
In 1983, they collaborated to author legislation that created the federal EMSC program in 1984. The
AAP issued a press statement mourning the loss of Sen. Inouye in December 2012 and thanking
him for his leadership on behalf of children.

Two $1,000 awards will be made to support SOEM member attendance at the AAP Legislative
Conference, April 12-14, 2015, in Washington, DC. Current SOEM membership is required.

The awards are intended to help defray travel costs and conference registration. The advance
registration fee for AAP members is $575 and will be deducted from the $1000 awards for this
purpose. Since conference attendance is limited, space has already been reserved for the SOEM
advocacy award recipients. The purpose of the awards, funded by SOEM since 2004, is to foster
advocacy for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the emergency care of children - an ongoing objective
of the SOEM strategic plan. Feedback from past award recipients has been very positive.

These reports may be viewed below. In addition, awardees are expected to:

  • provide a written report summarizing their perspectives on the conference, for posting to the
    SOEM website

  • join the AAP Federal Advocacy Action Network (free)

  • serve as a key SOEM contact with the AAP Department of Federal Affairs (free)

Applications will be reviewed by the SOEM Executive Committee and awards announced by January 31, 2015.

 

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AAP Federal Advocacy Action Network

 

 

You must be an AAP member to join the Federal Advocacy Action Network.

E-mail  kids1st@aap.org to become a Key Contact.
Key Contacts are AAP members who have expressed an interest in federal advocacy, and receive regular e-mail communications from the Department of Federal Affairs with legislative updates and specific requests for action.

Visit the Federal Affairs area of the AAP Member Center.


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