Physicians Help Shape Politics in Pennsylvania at PAMED’s Advocacy Day


An enthusiastic group of Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) members were at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to talk to legislators about important issues, including prior authorization reform, combating the state’s opioid crisis, and legislation to regulate telemedicine in Pennsylvania.

Like it or not, non-physician legislators often make critical decisions about how you treat your patients. At PAMED's Advocacy Day on May 22, 2018, member physicians, residents, and medical students learned how to influence those decisions by becoming effective physician advocates.

Group members met with legislators and legislative staff on both sides of the political aisle. They also had the opportunity to attend a Senate Health and Human Services Committee meeting.

The day concluded with a conversation with Attorney General Josh Shapiro who talked about Pennsylvania’s ongoing efforts to address the opioid abuse crisis.

Advocacy Day: Photos and Videos

Check our PAMED’s Facebook photo gallery of Advocacy Day 2018. And, view our video interviews with attendees here and here.

For more details on PAMED's advocacy priorities, visit


      Strong politics leads to weak medicine. See how PAMED is helping physicians return to the art of medicine.

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