On Feb. 7, don your white coat and join your colleagues at the Capitol for the 2019 WSMA Legislative Summit!. Registration is free for WSMA members and is now available.
At the 2019 Summit, you will:
Watch this brief video for a view from the Summit —and hear from WSMA’s legislative lead and Summit presenter Katie Kolan, JD on why you should join us on Feb. 7 at the state capital.
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. Register to attend the 2019 WSMA Legislative Summit today. Working together, we will make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
WSMA Legislative Summit program is scheduled for 8:50 a.m.-noon. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. Meetings with your legislators take place in the afternoon.
The WSMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their generous contributions. Learn more about becoming a partner.