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WPA Leaders Attend APA Fly-In

Thursday, March 28, 2019  
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In early March, APA held its 2019 Federal Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

The two-day event was attended by over 100 APA member psychiatrists, including WPA leaders Melanie Scharrer, MD, Angela Janis, MD and Jerry Halverson, MD, who participated in hands-on advocacy training and gained insight on the inner-workings of Congress from key Capitol Hill insiders.

The event consisted an in-depth dive into APA's legislative priorities, briefings on issues and general preparation for legislative meetings. Attendees then met with Federal lawmakers to discuss issues impacting psychiatry and our patients.

The Conference will be held again in 2020, and eventually expand to include state advocacy as well. Read more about the 2019 Federal Advocacy Conference here.


(L-R): Melanie Scharrer, MD, Angela Janis, MD,
Jerry Halverson, MD, and Saul Levin, MD