Due to the ongoing surge of the Covid-19 Delta variant, PNHP decided to host our 2021 Annual Meeting in a virtual online format. As much as we wanted to gather in person, we felt that moving the event online was the right thing to do for the health of our members, staff, guests, and the patients that we see everyday in our communities.
Our live sessions took place October 22-23, but we are offering $10 tickets providing post-meeting access to archived content; click HERE to purchase.
Annual Meeting agenda
Friday, Oct. 22
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern: Labor leader Jose La Luz discussed the role of workers in the Medicare-for-All movement with PNHP board member Dr. Scott Goldberg and PNHP national coordinator Dr. Claudia Fegan.
- 9:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern: “Medicare for All on Capitol Hill” panel; Dr. Rachel Madley, Legislative Assistant to Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Amirah Sequeira, Legislative Director for National Nurses United, provided the latest updates from Capitol Hill and discussed the current political landscape for Medicare for All
Saturday, Oct. 23
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern: Health policy and data update from PNHP’s immediate past president Dr. Adam Gaffney
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Eastern: “The Future of Medicare for All Physician Activism” panel; Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, co-author of “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide,” spoke on the future of physician activism, and PNHP board members Dr. Phil Verhoef and Dr. Judy Albert, along with SNaHP executive board member Marysol Encarnación, discussed strategies and priorities for the coming year, including medical society resolutions, fighting Medicare privatization, and recruiting more physicians into the movement.
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern: Keynote address from Dr. Rupa Marya, an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and faculty director of the Do No Harm Coalition, an organization of health workers committed to structural change to address health problems. Dr. Marya’s research interests include investigating the health effects of police violence on communities, and the impact of urban regenerative agriculture on the health of historically oppressed people. She is also a member of the Healthy California for All Commission, where she brings her perspectives on equity to the dialogue around single-payer health care in California.
Pre-conference learning and leadership opportunities
Registered attendees were invited to participate in interactive and recorded sessions each day of the week preceding the Annual Meeting (Monday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 21):
- Lunch bites: mid-day posting of a 15-minute pre-recorded webinar
- Leadership Training (LT): interactive skill-building workshop
- Member Interest Groups (MIG): interactive session where members convened around topics of mutual interest
Monday, Oct. 18
- Lunch bite: How a Medicare-for-All bill becomes law, with Eagan Kemp
- 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Reproductive Health, led by Dr. Diljeet Singh
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern, LT: Moving Media, with Clare Fauke
- 9:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Research Guild, led by Dr. Jim Kahn & Dr. Danny McCormick
Tuesday, Oct. 19
- Lunch bite: Medicare privatization and DCEs, with Dr. Ana Malinow
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Retired Physicians, led by Dr. Kathleen Healey & Dr. Carol Paris
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern, LT: Moving Legislators, with Public Citizen & Municipal Resolutions
- 9:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Pediatricians, led by Dr. Eve Shapiro
Wednesday, Oct. 20
- Lunch bite: Modern Monetary Theory, with Dr. Philip Verhoef
- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern, MIG: Resolutions, led by Dr. Wayne Strouse
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern, LT: Moving Medicine, with Dr. Jane Katz Field & Kevin Rymut
Thursday, Oct. 21
- Lunch bite: Hospital closures and public health, with Dr. Walter Tsou
- 7:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Rural Health, led by Dr. Betty Keller
- 8:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern, LT: Moving Unions, with the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)
- 9:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern, MIG: Young Physicians, led by Dr. Scott Goldberg
Medical and health professional students are invited to REGISTER for post-meeting access to the conference videos and other materials free of charge. Please spread the word to any and all medical and health professional students who may wish to sign up.
Physician members who want to support the future of our movement can DONATE to the Nicholas Skala Student Activist Scholarship Fund, which makes it possible to offer free online access to student members, and which will fund travel and lodging expenses for students to attend our next in-person meeting.
2020 Annual Meeting
Looking for archival video and other materials from our recent virtual conferences? Click HERE for materials from our (fall) 2020 Annual Meeting and HERE for materials from our (spring) 2021 Leadership Training.