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"As a member, you can help support the WSMA's efforts at the Legislative Summit each year." - Glen Carlson, MD, Harrison Medical Center

Legislative Summit

WSMA’s annual Legislative Summit in Olympia at the Capitol gives Washington's physicians, physician assistants, and medical students an opportunity to amplify our advocacy message with state legislators. The 2024 Legislative Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. Save the date!

About the Summit

Attend the WSMA Legislative Summit and help us turn WSMA policy into action.

At next year's Summit, join us, along with other top Washington state officials and health care leaders, as we kick off an action-packed day on the hill dedicated to advancing priority issues for physicians, physician assistants, medical students, and patients.

  • Learn which legislative and budget items the WSMA believes will benefit most from your support during the state legislative session.
  • Receive information on how to meet with your legislators and effectively deliver our message.

We know your time is valuable: We'll provide lunch and we'll handle scheduling your (optional) personal meetings with your state legislative delegation in the afternoon.

This event provides a unique opportunity to make your voice heard by the people who are deliberating the policies, laws, and regulations in Olympia that impact the practice of medicine in Washington.

The event is free for WSMA members. With questions, contact Chelsea Thumberg at

Event Overview

  • WSMA legislative agenda overview
  • Keynote speakers
  • Top WSMA priority policy and fiscal issues presentation
  • Advocacy 101
  • Group photos – Bring your white coat!
  • Optional meetings with your legislative delegation


The WSMA may have a photographer or videographer on-site at this event to gather imagery for use by the WSMA in its communications materials and channels, as well as for 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

Corporate Partners

The WSMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their generous contribution. Learn more about becoming a partner.

Exclusive premier partner

Founded in 1981 under the auspices of the WSMA, Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company is the Northwest's leading medical professional liability insurance company, physician-owned and exclusively endorsed to this day by the WSMA. For over 30 years, Physicians Insurance has remained the stable, committed, and local insurer for physicians, clinics, facilities, and hospitals, providing risk-management consulting, continuing medical education, and claims administration services to more than 7,000 members in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.


The Everett Clinic and The Polyclinic are part of Optum. Together, we’re building an integrated care model to offer personalized care with both on-site and virtual care options. We remain clinician-led, committed to our communities with more than 100 years of partnership, and dedicated to helping people live healthier lives.


The UW Psychiatry Consultation Line connects health professionals throughout Washington with UW psychiatrists who can provide clinical advice about adult patients with mental health or substance use disorders. The service is fast, free, and on demand. A UW psychiatrist is just a phone call away! Funded by the state of Washington.
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