Doctors for America

2019 DFA NLC Registration

DFA 10-Year Anniversary &

National Leadership Conference


Friday, November 8 -

Saturday November 9, 2019


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Registration available here for full conference or 1-day only option at both standard (physicians and other professionals) and a special discounted pricing (for medical residents, fellows, medical students, and other health professions students).


We also encourage adding an additional donation for the Medical Student Scholarship Fund to help support a medical student to attend the NLC.


Trainees (residents/fellows/students):

  • If you can recruit at least 10 trainees from your institution to sign up together, you are eligible for a 30% per person discount. (Please email justin.lowenthal@drsforamerica.org with a list of those registering together.)
  • Submit an abstract or draft OpEd to present at the conference, and to apply for travel awards. Learn more and apply here for both opportunities.


The conference will feature:

  • “White Coats Boot Camp” half-day training programs (with special focus on gun violence and prescription drugs). Training begins at 8:00 am on Friday November 8th. These are designed to build your advocacy and messaging skills. Choose which training you wish to attend here. (Note you do not need to purchase an NLC ticket to attend the bootcamp).
  • Keynotes and plenary sessions featuring luminaries in medicine, public health, public policy, social justice, and advocacy
  • Medical trainee-focused organizing
  • An opportunity to welcome our friends from NPA

Confirmed Speakers: This list will be growing:

  • Jonathan Cohn: Senior National Correspondent at The Huffington Post - Politics of Health Care for ALL and Our Democracy
  • Kris Brown: President of Brady
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, former executive director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit
  • Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, former Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of Maryland


Plenary Sessions and Workshops on topics from across public health, health equity, and social justice advocacy: 

  • Women’s reproductive health care and justice - the attack on women and the medical profession
  • Why Doctors MUST Organize: Building the Physician's Voice
  • Prescription drug affordability - national and state efforts
  • Gun Violence Prevention - national and state efforts
  • Healthcare for ALL
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Immigrant Health and Rights
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Training workshop (video storytelling, writing op-eds, organizing in your local community, etc.)
  • and much more


We will be updating the conference page (http://www.drsforamerica.org/dfa-2019-nlc) with additional information on hotel discounts, speakers, CME information, a full agenda, and other important information.

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