Lobby Day

Lobby Day

Become a Champion of Medicine, Participate in the SFMS Legislative Advocacy Day!

Join SFMS for the 43rd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18 in Sacramento. Members have the unique opportunity to gain advocacy training and network with colleagues throughout California at this annual event.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome Remarks: CMA President Ruth Haskins, MD; CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran
9:30 am SFMS Orientation and Advocacy Training
11:45 am Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm Announcements
12:45 pm Political Panel
1:30 pm Meetings with Local Legislators (TBD)

What is Legislative Advocacy Day?

SFMS/CMA Legislative Advocacy Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about legislative issues affecting medicine, foster relationships with state legislators, and gain hands on experience in the practical aspects of physician advocacy.

This one-day event include education sessions on effective advocacy and lobbying techniques, briefings on legislative issues currently before Congress from CMA’s Government Relations team, and afternoon meetings at the Capitol with legislators and their staffs.

More than 400 physicians, medical students, and CMA Alliance members participated at the 2016 event.

SFMS members will have the opportunity to meet with local legislators.



Please note this is a member-only event, and registration fee is waived for all SFMS members. To register, please contact Erin Henke at ehenke@sfms.org or (415) 561-0850 extension 268.

Pre-Conference Materials

The CMA will be hosting an informational webinar on March 29, 2017 for all registered Legislative Advocacy Day attendees. The webinar will review in detail CMA’s list of bills to be lobbied, effective advocacy tips, and other relevant program information. 

Please click on the video below for a 1-hour webinar about the legislative process and how to be a successful physician advocate.

Hotel Details

CMA has secured a discounted rate of $188/night for members at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento for 2017. Reservations can be made online or by calling (800) 325-3535 or (916) 447-1700 – mention "California Medical Corporate Rate" (#231155) when booking.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Breakfast/Registration Begins at 8:00 AM
Sheraton Grand
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


More than 400 physicians, medical students, and CMA Alliance members participated at the 2016 event. Past featured speakers include Governor Jerry Brown, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.

Click here for the full 2016 Lobby Day album.

Lobby Day