The date for the 2020 Legislative Summit is Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 in the Columbia Room, Legislative Building, starting at 8:30 am (same schedule and location as this year).
Each year at the WSMA Legislative Summit, physicians, physician assistants, medical students, and practice staff gather in Olympia at the Capitol to learn about important issues before the Legislature and to meet with their legislators to discuss how lawmaking impacts medicine—the profession and patients.
During the Summit's morning session, attendees hear from select state health care leaders and WSMA legislative staff on the issues being debated in the Legislature that stand to impact the house of medicine. Members also receive preparation for meetings with their legislators later that day (pre-arranged by WSMA staff).
The Summit provides an excellent opportunity to meet your elected representatives and to put a human face on the WSMA's advocacy agenda. Hearing directly from a physician or provider constituent with firsthand expertise on complex issues being debated in the Legislature can help to educate lawmakers on these crucial issues and ensures physicians have a seat at the table as policy is being made.
One of the keys to a successful Legislative Summit is to have WSMA members from all of Washington's 49 legislative districts attend—meaning lawmakers from districts throughout the state hear our advocacy message on behalf of physicians and patients. Working together, we will make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
The 2020 WSMA Legislative Summit will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The morning program (8:30 a.m.–noon) will feature speakers and updates on WSMA’s legislative priorities. Lunch will be provided. Scheduled meetings with your legislative delegation will take place in the afternoon.
Notice: Please note that the WSMA may have a photographer and/or videographer on-site at this event to gather imagery for use by the WSMA in its communications and media outreach. These images will be the property of the WSMA, and the WSMA will not sell or otherwise market event imagery. If you have any questions regarding imagery taken at a WSMA event, please contact Milana McLead at 206.441.9762 or email@example.com.
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