Registration is now available for the 2018 Legislative Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31, and is free for all WSMA members and members of the Medical Group Management Association of Washington State.

Attend the Summit and learn about legislative issues critical to the practice of medicine and join your colleagues as we take our advocacy message directly to legislators.

At the 2018 Summit, you will:

  • Hear some of the state’s top health care leaders give their perspectives on the landscape of health care in Washington and what they see going forward.
  • Find out which legislative and budget items the WSMA believes will benefit most from your support.
  • Receive coaching on how to meet with legislators and effectively deliver our message.

Lunch will be provided, followed by personal meetings with your legislators in the afternoon, as scheduled by WSMA staff.

The WSMA has a powerful voice in Olympia. Attend the 2018 Legislative Summit and help us make our voice heard as we work to shape the future of medicine and advance quality care in Washington state.


Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration/continental breakfast

8:50 a.m. Opening remarks and introductions – Dr. Donna Smith, WSMA president

9 a.m. Overview of 2018 legislative session – Katie Kolan, JD, WSMA director of legislative and regulatory affairs and Sean Graham, WSMA associate director of policy and political affairs

9:30 a.m. Presentation from Pam McEwan, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange

10 a.m. Presentation from Mike Kreidler, Washington State Insurance Commissioner (invited)

10:30 a.m. Presentation from Rep. Denny Heck, congressman from Washington's 10th District (invited)

11 a.m. Presentation from Kim Schrier, MD, candidate for Congress

11:30 a.m. Top 3 WSMA advocacy priorities
How to meet with your legislator
 – Katie Kolan and Sean Graham

Noon Lunch and optional prep for lobbying with WSMA staff

1 p.m. Meetings with legislators as scheduled by WSMA staff (meetings will be scheduled throughout the afternoon depending on legislators' availability)


Corporate partners

The WSMA wishes to thank the following corporate partners for their generous contributions.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER PARTNER

PI logo   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.

DIAMOND PARTNER


   
Cordant logo Cordant Health Solutions™ is at the forefront of combating today’s opioid epidemic through its network of toxicology laboratories and pharmacies. Cordant is one of the only toxicology laboratories that includes a full-service, high-touch pharmacy that specializes in complex management and dispensing of controlled substances. Cordant provides testing protocols and digital case-management tools to help customers become more efficient and effective in using toxicology test results.

SILVER PARTNERS

   
Premera logo    Premera Blue Cross’ mission is to provide peace of mind to our members about their healthcare. We provide health insurance and related services to 1.9 million people in Washington and Alaska. Premera Blue Cross has operated in Washington since 1933 and Alaska since 1952 and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
FCH logo   First Choice Health is a Seattle-based, physician and hospital owned company that serves the Northwestern United States. We have provided network, administrative and client services since 1985. Just under one million people use our array of products and services in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and select areas of North Dakota and South Dakota. 
Hall Render logo
  Hall Render is the largest health care-focused law firm in the country, with over 40 years of experience in health law business and 200 attorneys serving health care clients. 

  Washington Permanente Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice of nearly 1,400 physicians, physician assistants, optometrists, midwives and psychologists in Washington state, united by a commitment to excellence, collaboration, compassion, stewardship and innovation. 
 
Online registration
Register
Date
Wednesday, Jan. 31

Morning session starts at 8:30 a.m.

Meetings with legislators
begin at 1 p.m

Event location
Legislative Building Columbia Room
416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW 
Olympia, WA 98504

Cost
Free for WSMA / MGMA Washington / WASCA members

Parking/shuttle
The Washington State Legislature parking information webpage has information about where to park and where to catch the free "Dash" shuttle when visiting the Capitol Campus.

Registration option
Download a registration form if you prefer to send us a paper copy
Questions
Contact WSMA at
206.441.9762 or
800.552.0612 or  abby@wsma.org