Daniel Blaney-Koen

National Advisory Board Member
Senior Legislative Attorney, American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center

• Moderator Third-Party Payer Track: Ensuring Access to Quality Treatment
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
• Moderator Advocacy Track: Physicians Engaged in Prevention
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Daniel Blaney-Koen-lgDaniel Blaney-Koen, JD, MFA, is a Senior Legislative Attorney with the American Medical Association (AMA) Advocacy Resource Center (ARC). The ARC attorneys focus on working with state and specialty medical societies on state legislative, regulatory and policy advocacy. Working in concert with colleagues in the AMA’s public health, science and federal advocacy units, the ARC provides direct advocacy support regarding the nation’s prescription drug abuse, diversion, overdose and death epidemic. Last year, ARC initiatives began focusing on increasing access to naloxone as well as other legislative efforts to expand treatment and prevention of substance use disorders. In addition to his work in the ARC, Mr. Blaney-Koen has held several roles at the AMA, including serving as a public information officer, policy analyst and speechwriter. Prior to joining the AMA in 1999, he earned his Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Colorado State University, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. He earned his law degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Blaney-Koen, his wife and two young sons live in Chicago, Illinois.