Medical Society of Virginia

Legislative Summit

1 May 2015 - Richmond
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Are you concerned about legislation that affects the practice of medicine?

Do you have an idea for legislation that will help make Virginia the best place to practice medicine?

Click here to register to attend the Legislative Summit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the legislative summit?
Each spring, MSV hosts a legislative summit where members present proposals that they would like to be considered as a part of the society's legislative agenda. At the summit, these ideas are debated and discussed, allowing members to present multiple perspectives as to how MSV serves the interests of physicians and patients. No decisions on what to include in the agenda are made at the summit.

Who is invited to attend the summit?
All MSV members and local and specialty medical societies are invited to attend, to submit proposals and background materials, and to offer their opinions on the merits of the proposals. 

What happens to the proposals after the legislative summit?
MSV's legislative committee reviews this input and prioritizes the issues for possible legislative initiatives. The legislative committee then makes recommendations to the MSV board of directors for their consideration in developing and approving the final MSV legislative agenda.

How do I submit a proposal?
The deadline to submit proposals is April 15. Click here to submit your proposal online. Click here for a PDF version of the form.

What kinds of proposals have been considered in the past?
To see the type of proposals that have been formed into legislative initiatives, please see MSV's 2015 legislative agenda, 2014 legislative agenda and 2013 legislative agenda for examples.

When is the legislative summit?
It will be held on May 1, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at MSV.

Where is the legislative summit  held?
The summit will be held at the Medical Society of Virginia in the second floor board room. We are located at 2924 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. Click here for directions from Google maps.

How do I register?
Register by clicking here.

How is the legislative summit different than the MSV annual meeting House of Delegates?
At the legislative summit, members submit proposals that help set the legislative agenda for the following year.  For the MSV annual meeting House of Delegates, resolutions are submitted that set MSV's standing policy which helps guide the board of directors in decisions that they make throughout the year.

Because I live so far from Richmond, I need to spend the night. Where should I stay?
The legislative summit should end by 5:00 PM so that any out-of-towners can drive back to their homes on the same day. However, if overnight accommodations should be needed, there are many available hotels nearby. For a list of lodging options and prices, please click here.

If you would like additional information about the summit or have any further questions, please e-mail us by clicking here.