|*Denotes sessions including Employment Contract Tips and Pitfalls for Residents that will begin an hour before the legislative dinners.
This fall, you have the chance to personally meet your state legislators and discuss important issues. In seven regional meetings, the ISMA will help you advocate on behalf of patients and learn about issues all in one evening. Here are the details.
Second annual Fall Legislative Dinners
Beginning in October, the ISMA will host legislative meetings in Indianapolis, Mishawaka, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Columbus and Evansville. A seventh location for Lake County is in the planning. Watch ISMA Reports for information.
The free events are designed to give you opportunities to help legislators understand patient care concerns without your needing to travel a distance or spend hours away from the office.
“The ISMA has been instrumental in connecting doctors with their local legislators in their home environments,” said ISMA President Tom Vidic, M.D.
New Albany physician Mary Lynn Bundy, M.D., appreciated having a meeting close by last year, giving her a chance to attend without taking time away from her practice.
“I was delighted that the location was conveniently located relatively near my office,” she said. “Having the chance to talk to legislators one on one is just invaluable. I thought the format was excellent. Each legislator was introduced and given an opportunity to speak.”
An extra event for residents
Transitioning from residency to full employment can be exciting and concerning at the same time. To help you get started, ISMA General Counsel Julie Reed will present a 60-minute educational session, in conjunction with five of the regional legislative events, to discuss employment contracts for residents. She will address:
- Key contract clauses
- Potential pitfalls
- Contract review services available from the ISMA
“Employment Contract Tips and Pitfalls for Residents” will be offered prior to the legislative dinners and residents are welcome to attend both events. See the side bar for a schedule. The sessions are free for ISMA members and $50 for nonmembers.
To register for both events, contact Erin Mays at the ISMA at (800) 257-4762.