Quentin D. Young, pictured with President Obama.

Quentin D. Young, pictured with President Obama.

About four months from today, on the weekend of October 17, Schweitzer Fellows for Life (FFL) from all across the country and the world will gather for the 3rd Annual FFL Conference – a unique gathering offering renewal and inspiration to professionals who are committed to serving populations in need. (Read about the planned conference breakout sessions in an earlier post.)

October may seem like it’s far off — but we’ve just announced a very exciting incentive to register early: The first 40 FFL to register for the Conference will be entered into a raffle to win a VIP Lunch with a Leader.

Nine lucky FFL will enjoy lunch with health reform activist Quentin Young, MD, MACP, a long-time Obama confidante (see photo above) and physician to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young is a powerful voice in the current movement for a health care overhaul: click here to read Young’s June 24 testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee in support of single-payer health insurance.

Young has been a leader in both public health policy and medical and social justice for more than half a decade.  In 1980, he founded the Chicago-based Health Medicine Policy Research group, which addresses health needs in Illinois (and which hosts the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program). He’ll share his experiences as a health care and social justice advocate with nine winning FFL — register for the conference today for your chance to be one of them!