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The First Policy Prescriptions® Symposium & Contributor Retreat

April 5 & 6, 2015

Lancaster Hotel / 701 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002 /(713) 228-9500 /

Saturday, April 5, 2014



Opening Lunch and Networking


Who are we? The history, mission and vision of PolicyRx

Cedric Dark, Founder and Executive Editor,


Lobbying 101: Tips on reaching and influencing policy-makers

Séan Patrick Nichols, Director of Public Affairs at Renaissance Air


Agents of Change: What lawmakers need for better decision-making

Garnet Coleman, Texas State Representative (TX-147)


Media Training: Connecting with print, video, and social media

Tyeese Gaines, Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Medicine, Health Editor at (NBC News), and Emergency Medicine Physician at Raritan Bay Medical Center


Happy Hour and Dinner

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Lessons from Public Health, Business, Law School

Cedric Dark, Renèe Volny-Darko, Kameron Matthews


Writing Workshop:  Introducing our Style Guide

Farah Kudrath, Managing Editor, Policy Prescriptions ®

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The Business Plan

Renèe Volny-Darko


Product Development Brainstorming

We will discuss forthcoming products such as: infographics, podcasts, and videocasts


Concluding Lunch

 Follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #PolicyRx14

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP
About Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP is Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions®. A summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Dark earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Dark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Health Policy Scholar in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He produces a health policy podcast for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dark’s commentary and opinions on this website are his own and do not represent the views of Baylor College of Medicine or the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | More Posts