2024 SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting Eastern

The AOA State Government Relations Committee (SGRC) will host a series of three regional advocacy meetings this summer and fall to collaborate with optometry's state advocacy teams and build on the profession's historic momentum. Consult the schedule below for more information about the Eastern meeting or find a regional advocacy meeting with your particular state.

August 9 - 10, 2024
Charlotte, North Carolina

The AOA State Government Relations Committee (SGRC) will host a series of three advocacy meetings to collaborate with and work to maximize affiliates' advocacy strategies with firsthand input from seasoned veterans.

With all new content and conversations planned, the 2024 AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meetings will build on the foundational elements of 2023 meetings and dive deeper into specific tactics used by optometry's advocates to successfully navigate the legislative landscape. Hear from those advocates who have found success with a number of issues affecting our profession. Panelists will share what roadblocks they experienced and strategies to navigate around those obstacles. Among the pertinent issues up for discussion at these meetings include the emergence of physician "title" bills and other offensive plays utilized by opponents to derail optometry's advancements. 

AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting Eastern

Eastern region states include: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia. 

Housing and registration information for the SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting Eastern will be available soon. Please save this date and check back regularly for updates.

These highly interactive meetings are intended to directly connect affiliate advocates with one another in a collaborative, forum environment for an open dialogue with peers and colleagues. State advocacy teams are encouraged to join one of three AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meetings; participants are encouraged to register for any of the three regional meetings. Additional meetings include:

2024 AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting Central

2024 AOA SGRC Regional Advocacy Meeting Western