The EM Over Easy crew was invited by OhioACEP to attend their 2017 EM Forum. Honestly, we weren’t exactly sure what we were getting ourselves into but we were definitely excited to get involved! After thinking through some different approaches to this new venue/event, we took our portable recording studio to the Ohio state capital to get down and dirty with some amazing EM docs from around the state to discuss policy and advocacy.
We were able to interview many people at different levels of policy/advocacy experience to hear why they were there and what drove them to rub elbows with their legislature. It truly was an incredible experience, and we feel extremely humbled to have been asked to be a part of this great event.
No matter who you are, or what you do, if your profession has an advocacy group or committee, dont hesitate to get involved. Even if you are just on the periphery, being around the environment is a great way to start to understand the intricacies of the political world and realize how BIG of an impact it can have on your life.