Rachel Brummert, executive director of QVF, and Jonathan Furman, QVF ambassador, went to Washington, DC February 1-3.
On February 1, they attended a dinner and met 40 patient safety advocates from across the country.
February 2 was a busy day. Ms Brummert and Mr Furman attended the Safe Patient Summit. They learned a lot, were given access to resources, listened to guest speakers, participated in round table discussions, and networked with journalists and Public Citizen.
February 3, Mr Furman and Ms Brummert met with legislators in the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. They were also interviewed for two television news stories which aired in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.
WSOC-TV interview: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/action-9/charlotte-woman-urges-senators-to-police-fda-better/85490802
WRIC-TV interview: http://wric.com/2016/02/07/federal-lawsuit-filed-against-former-fda-commissioner/
After their meetings with legislators, they attended a vigil for those harmed and killed by medical harm. It was filmed by documentary filmmakers.
QVF video about our visit to Washington, DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qm7M4KpQq0