Registration begins for 2016 WSMA Annual Meeting
Register today for the WSMA 2016 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, Oct. 1-2 in Seattle, a terrific opportunity to spend some quality time with your colleagues and set the future direction of your state medical association. The meeting is free for all WSMA members.
This year’s meeting will feature keynote presenter Kevin Pho, MD, a practicing internist and founder of KevinMD.com, the popular health care-focused website. Dr. Pho will share his experience in the world of social media and talk about how these new media can be utilized to make a difference in health care.
The meeting will also feature two returning events, both popular with our members: the Young Physician Section reception and the WAMPAC luncheon. Attendees of this year’s YPS reception will have a chance to ask questions of young legislative leaders from the Washington State House of Representatives, Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane) and Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-Puyallup). At the WAMPAC luncheon, leaders from the Senate’s two caucuses, Sen. Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island), will be on hand to share their thoughts on the 2016 elections.
The annual meeting is where the WSMA sets policy for the upcoming year and elects officers. All members are invited to the presidential banquet honoring our incoming president, Shane Macaulay, MD, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. At the banquet, in addition to inaugurating Dr. Macaulay, the WSMA will present its Legislator of the Year award and honor our new 50-Year Club members.
In advance of the meeting, members are welcome to author a "resolution," the key policy driver for the WSMA. Resolutions help guide the association’s policy decisions and can help to raise awareness of issues of importance to the practice of medicine in our state. Learn more about how to write and propose a resolution to be considered by WSMA delegates at the meeting. The deadline to submit a resolution for inclusion in the delegate handbook is Aug. 5, so don’t delay.
For a full agenda and to register for the meeting, visit the WSMA website.
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