2020 Northern New England Advocacy Conference

September 20th – September 24th

Zoom Link for Sessions:
Meeting ID: 257 187 6492 / Password: peds

 One tap mobile: +19292056099,,2571876492#
+1 929 205 6099 / Meeting ID: 257 187 6492


Sunday, Sept. 20

7:00-8:00pm       Welcome & NNEAC Kick-Off
Welcome programs, quick introductions, advocacy-related trivia

Mon., Sept. 21

7:45am- 9am      Faculty/Resident Advocacy Break-out Rooms
Residents and Faculty will rotate through break-out rooms for informal discussions and collaboration based on current projects and/or interests (example room topics to include school re-openings, adolescent health).

12-1:30pm           Legislator Panel - Senator Virginia Lyons, Senator Becca Balint, Representative Ann Pugh, Representative Bill Lippert

                                Introductions, moderated discussion, and Q+A on how to best advocate for children’s health at a statewide level

Tues., Sept. 22

7:30-8:30am       Resident Advocacy Projects - Part 1

  • 7:30-7:45 - Vivian Pauley (UVM)
  • 7:45-8:00 – Faith Goronga (Dartmouth)
  • 8:00-8:15 – Rachel Coffey and Sarah Reynolds (Maine)
  • 8:15-8:30 – Robin Wolschendorf (Maine)

12-1:30pm           Resident Advocacy Projects - Part 2 

  • 12-12:15 – Mica Goulbourne (Dartmouth)
  • 12:15-12:30 – Atty Moriarty (Dartmouth)
  • 12:30-12:45 – Anna Sagaser (Maine)
  • 12:45 - 1:00 - Nick Bonenfant (UVM)
  • 1:00-1:30 - Wrap-up (making connections, themes, reflections, next steps, sustainability)

Wed., Sept. 23

7:45am                 Check-in (Please note, the different Zoom link for this AM session)

Meeting ID: 123 552 961

PASSWORD: pedsgr

One tap mobile +16468769923,,123552961# US (New York)

+13126266799,,123552961# US (Chicago)

8-9am                   Life Support: Equity as a Social Determinant of Health - Xusana Davis, Vermont Executive Director of Racial Equity (Separate Link for VT Pediatric Grand Rounds above)

12-1:30pm           Race and Equity Projects

Overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics to be covered and reviewed by Vermont pediatricians (Jill Rinehart, Becca Bell, LE Faricy, Charlotte Safran)

Thurs., Sept. 24

7:45am                                 Check-in

8-10am                                 Advocacy and Media Training Especially in the Day of Zoom - Carol Kelly

10:45-12pm                        AAP State of the State - Mark Del Monte, CEO of AAP

12pm- 12:30pm Debrief