SAVE THE DATE:
AAP Legislative Conference
April 12-14, 2015
Senator Daniel Inouye & Cal Sia Advocacy Awards
Deadline: March 15, 2014
The SOEM Advocacy Scholarships have been renamed to honor the historically
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
for his leadership on behalf of children.
Two $1,000 awards will be made to support
SOEM member attendance at the AAP Legislative
Conference, June 15-17, 2014, in
Washington, DC. Current SOEM membership is required.
The awards are intended
to help defray travel costs and conference registration. The advance
for AAP members is $575 and will be deducted from the $1000 awards for this
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
of the SOEM strategic plan. Feedback from past award recipients has been very positive.
These reports may be viewed below. In addition, awardees are
provide a written report summarizing their perspectives on the conference, for posting to the
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 April 15, 2014.
AAP Federal Advocacy Action Network
You must be an AAP member to join the Federal Advocacy Action Network.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.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.