Advocacy Bootcamp 3.0

Advocacy Bootcamp 3.0

Advocacy Bootcamp 3.0

Leadership Training Program


Accredited for 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


October 2023 - May 2024



Registration is required and restricted to ISMA members only.
Capacity is limited to the first 25 registrants.  

Fee: $500




Program description:


“Advocacy Bootcamp” is ISMA’s advocacy leadership training program.  This hybrid program aims to support and develop active, effective health policy advocates from among ISMA’s most engaged members.

Some of the topics that will be covered include - how policy is made in Indiana, anatomy of the federal and state legislatures, how to track bills, how to navigate the Indiana General Assembly website, framework of policy analysis, aspects of strategy when lobbying, self-awareness and self-management when meeting with legislators, and how to prepare for meetings with policymakers.

Zoom or in-person sessions led by ISMA’s Government Relations (GR) team and other subject-matter experts will take place one day each month from October 2023 through May 2024.  Participants will also take part in Physician Advocacy Day at the Statehouse in the spring. The cost for the bootcamp is $500 and registration is open until October 16.  The program will have a total of 25 members and up to 10.0 CME credits will be offered for participating. 


Bootcamp Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 20, 2023
12 – 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Recruit Orientation
Presenter: ISMA Staff

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
12 – 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Basic Training
Presenter: ISMA Staff

Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
12 - 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Standard Operating Procedure
Presenter:  ISMA Staff

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024
Time TBA, live in person at the Statehouse 
ISMA Physician Advocacy Day

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
12 – 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Situation Report (SITREP)
Presenter: ISMA Staff

Friday, Mar. 22, 2024
12 – 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Special Operations
Presenter:  ISMA Staff

Friday, Apr. 26, 2024
12 – 1 p.m. ET via Zoom
Physician Advocacy Survival Skills
Presenter:  ISMA Staff

Friday, May 17, 2024
1 – 4 p.m. ET live in person at ISMA headquarters
Physician Advocacy Operational Readiness
Presenter:  Pete Friedmann, Friedmann Communications, Inc.


CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live Other (hybrid) activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement:  There are no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to identify, mitigate or disclose because the content of this activity is non-clinical in nature.


If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or


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10/20/2023 12:00 PM - 5/17/2024 4:00 PM
Hybrid (Zoom and In-Person) Indianapolis, IN 46202 UNITED STATES