Lobbying for BME: How to Influence Decision Makers, Funding and Policy Webinar

Recorded: July 17, 2014

Scott Simon, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis

Jennifer Zeitzer
Director of Legislative Relations, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 

This webinar will provide biomedical engineers of all levels with the knowledge and skills to impact decision makers, funding and policy issues. The featured speakers will explain the intricacies of policy work and best practices for influencing policy makers.

The webinar will:
  • Highlight hot button BME policy and regulatory issues impacting biomedical engineers.
  • Provide an overview of the current lobbying environment and what it means to biomedical engineering.
  • Discuss funding agencies and how biomedical engineers can influence the process of BME funding in Congress, and at federal, state and local agencies.
  • Identify ways BMEs should interact with policy makers and be involved in policy and advocacy.
  • Address policy initiatives BMEs can advocate for and influence.
  • Teach BMEs how to develop an elevator pitch to summarize the essence of their work and impart the importance of their research to society.
  • Identify how to prioritize BME research to be more likely to receive funding. 

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