Advocacy Grand Rounds

Join Doctors for America for the launch of our series, Advocacy Grand Rounds! 

The purpose of our new Advocacy Grand Rounds series is to provide the 21,000+ physicians, medical trainees, and other health care professionals in our network with monthly trainings and courses to supplement their advocacy efforts.

August Advocacy Grand Rounds Session Info:

The theme for our August 2021 sessions is Drug Affordability: Tipping the Scales Toward Equitable Prescription Drug Access. Both sessions are on August 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET and 8:00 p.m. ET.

Speakers include:

Alison Case, MD is a Family Medicine physician in Indianapolis, Indiana where she practices full spectrum family medicine at a Federally Qualified Health Center. She also works as an abortion provider with Whole Woman’s Health. She credits her time as an advocate and fellow with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) with radicalizing her and introducing her to drug affordability work. Alison currently serves on the Drug Affordability Steering Committee with Doctors for America.

Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and co-founder of I-MAK, a non-profit building a more just and equitable medicines system. She has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States. That includes advocating for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the globe to ensuring that the Biden-Harris administration is prioritizing equity in the Patent and Trademark Office. I-MAK’s work on the patent system has been cited repeatedly in Congressional testimony on prescription drug costs, most recently in hearings by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Priti is a recent TED speaker, Presidential Leadership Scholar, and Ashoka Fellow.

Peter Maybarduk directs Public Citizen’s access to medicines group, which helps partners worldwide make medicine available and affordable for all. Peter has provided technical assistance to public agencies and civil society organizations in several dozen countries. His work has supported major medicine price reductions and new state access to medicine policies, as well as helped defeat harmful proposals in legislation and trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA. Peter and his colleagues have helped organize the global movement for COVID vaccine access and rallied support for new vaccine manufacturing funding and technology transfer. Peter recently joined the governance board of the Medicines Patent Pool. Peter studied technology law at Berkeley Law School (University of California) and anthropology at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. He is an affiliate fellow with the Information Society Program at Yale Law School. Peter founded International Professional Partnerships for Sierra Leone, a non-profit dedicated to supporting public sector development in one of the world’s least developed countries.

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