Join dental colleagues and friends at this year’s Capital Conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This is the time for dentists to join together and visit the Illinois legislators to let their voices be heard on issues affecting our practices and livelihood.
There is NO CHARGE for Illinois State Dental Society members to attend Capital Conference. All events during the conference are complimentary BUT you must register in ADVANCE to attend. Reserve your spot early!
Register now by clicking here.
The conference will be held at:
Wyndham City Centre
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Reserve your sleeping room at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre at a rate of $115 (mention “ISDS” for discounted rate) by March 14th. Reservations can be made by calling 217-789-1530 or click here.
For more information contact:
Director of Membership & Meetings
Assistant, Membership & Meetings
Capital Conference Committee Members:
Dr. Michael Danner
Dr. Denise Hale
Dr. Kenneth Rawson
Dr. Chad Reedy
3 CE Credits
Tuesday, April 4
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Public Health Dentist Conference
(Separate Conference and Registration – Dentist Only, contact Pam Cuffle @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downstate Society Caucus
All Downstate Members welcome to attend
Wednesday, April 5
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Engage Your Legislator – Mr. Dave Marsh
First time attendees encouraged to attend
Mr. Marsh will share ways on how to talk to your legislators and discuss the political process and the basics of lobbying.
9:00 am – 11:45 am
Welcome, Dr. Terry Barnfield, ISDS President
Opening Remarks, Dr. Philip Schefke, Capital Conference Chair
Dr. Larry Osborne, ISDS Governmental Affairs Committee and Mr. Dave Marsh, Director of Government Relations
Dr. Osborne & Mr. Marsh will inform the attendees of up-to-the-minute happenings at the Capitol affecting dentistry and the business of dentistry along with other issues to be discussed with legislators during the Capitol visit.
Illinois Political Briefing
Republican & Democratic Legislators (To be announced)
An Illinois Legislator from each side of the aisle will give the views and opinions on the happenings at the Capitol.
Dr. Bradley Barnes, ADPAC Director
Dr. Keith Evans, DENT-IL-PAC President
Dr. Evans will emphasize the importance of DENT-IL-PAC within the political process
ISDS Treasurer’s Report
Dr. Christopher Larson, ISDS Treasurer
Illinois Department of Public Health Update
Dr. Mona Van Kanegan, Dental Health Director
Noon to 1:45 pm
Attendees will sit by legislative districts to strategize and maximize their Capitol visit.
Conference Chair-Dr. Philip Schefke
Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA President-Elect
Dr. Crowley will give greetings and update attendees on current topics from the national perspective.
Presentation of Sullivan Membership Action Awards
Donation for DENT-IL-PAC accepted
Component Presidents Recognition
Lunch is complimentary. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Illinois State Capitol Visit
Attendees will meet with their local legislators to discuss dental issues. Members will be encouraged to visit legislators with others in their districts.
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sponsored by DENT-IL-PAC