Annual Meeting & Leadership Training

"Post-election opportunities and challenges for single payer"
Washington, D.C. | November 18-19, 2016

PNHP's 2016 annual meeting comes at an exciting time for single payer. What will the 2016 election mean for advocates on the national and state levels? How can we build on the opportunities, and meet the challenges, that have come about as a result of single payer's increased national profile? November 2016 will be an ideal time to meet with colleagues, plan strategies, and build skills as we continue to push for meaningful health care reform.

To register for the 2016 annual meeting online, click here
To register via mail or fax, please print this form.

Keynote Speakers

Sen. Bernie Sanders (invited)

Dr. Robert Zarr, PNHP President

Dr. David Himmelstein and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, PNHP Co-Founders

Dr. Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Mary Bassett, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember & nationally recognized grassroots organizer(Saturday dinner speaker)

Dr. Vikas Saini, President, Lown Institute

Michael Lighty, Political Director, National Nurses United

To view the full agenda for the Annual Meeting, click here.

Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 19, 2016 (plenary sessions and workshops)

The Annual Meeting will be held at the Westin City Center1400 M St. NW in Washington, D.C. Programming will begin at 9 a.m., with sign-in and registration beginning at 8 a.m. Dinner will be at the same site at 7 p.m.

Pre-meeting activities (optional)

Attendees are encouraged to attend a public rally in Lafayette Square (across from the White House) on Friday, November 18 at approximately 4:30pm. Attendees may also wish to take advantage of their time in Washington, D.C. to lobby their representatives. Lobbying materials can be found on our website, here.

Leadership Training

Friday, November 18, 2016 

The Leadership Training will be held at the Westin City Center1400 M St. NW in Washington, D.C. Programming will begin at 10 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 9 a.m. Leadership Training attendees will attend the public rally, returning to the Westin for the Leadership Training dinner at 6 p.m.

To view the full agenda for the Leadership Training, click here.


Sleeping rooms are available at the Westin City Center for $149 per night (single/double). Reservations can be made in PNHP’s block by visting the Westin City Center website, here, or by calling 800-WESTIN1 (800-937-8461).

Student and Resident Scholarships

Students and residents interested in attending the meeting may apply for support from the Nicholas Skala Student Health Activist Fund.

Please help support PNHP’s student outreach programs by making a donation to the Skala fund today.

Related Events

Prior to the Annual Meeting, Flush the TPP! will coordinate the No Lame Duck Uprising in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. This action will take place Nov. 14-17. For more information, or to RSVP for the action, please click here.

For information on how the fight against TPP relates to the fight for health care justice, please click here.

2015 Annual Meeting Photos

2015 Collage

Clockwise from top-left: PNHP co-founders Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, and Dr. Richard Stephenson, at the leadership training; PNHP board member Dr. Carol Paris poses a question; PNHP president Dr. Robert Zarr talks one-on-one; Dr. Monika Dutt, chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, discusses single payer to the north; PNHP members rally outside Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters; PNHP national coordinator Dr. Claudia Fegan encourages members to keep up the fight.

To view additional photos from the 2015 annual meeting and leadership training in Chicago, please visit our Flickr page.

November 18, 2016 at 8:00am - November 20, 2016
Washington D.C.