“The way we gather matters,” writes Priya Parker in her recent book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. “Gatherings consume our days and help determine the kind of world we live in, in both our intimate and public realms. Gathering—the conscious bringing together of people for a reason—shapes the way we think, feel, and make sense of our world.”
In this spirit, the Association for Accessible Medicines hosted our second Women in Health Policy happy hour on Thursday, October 11. Nearly 90 congressional staff, member company colleagues, health policy professionals, patient advocates and other health care stakeholders took part in the event.
The guests brought different experiences and perspectives to the event, networking and comparing notes on the issues. As with the first event, held in April, there was no set agenda aside from getting to know each other better and welcoming a diverse range of guests into our community.
By Kristin Murphy, AAM Director of Federal Affairs