Do you have an idea that can advance health care in Virginia? Are you facing an issue that affects the practice of medicine? Join us at the MSV Advocacy Summit!

The MSV Advocacy Summit is an opportunity for all physicians to propose ideas for MSV’s advocacy efforts, including MSV’s legislative agenda. Unlike the MSV House of Delegates Resolution process, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity for members to draw attention to one of the many issues facing the medical community today, and propose a way for the MSV to get involved. Where Resolutions aim to change the MSV policy compendium that govern our action, a Proposal allows members to reflect on those policies and create a plan of advocacy action. 

The Advocacy Summit will be held virtually on Friday, June 18th, from 1 PM to 5 PM.

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Who can attend the Advocacy Summit?

Physicians, PAs, medical students, as well as local and specialty societies are invited to submit proposals and participate in the Advocacy Summit. The deadline to register for the Summit is midnight on Monday, June 14th, 2021 to ensure all registrants receive login credentials and materials in a timely manner prior to the event. If you are interested in joining the Summit and were not able to register, contact a member of our team at

How do I submit a proposal and what should I know before submitting?

To submit your proposal, download and fill out the Proposal Template. If you have begun your proposal in another document, simply copy and paste it into the appropriate fields in the template and reupload. The author of the proposal, or their designee, must be present at the Summit to present and answer questions about the proposal. A designee must be present during the digital meeting to answer questions, and only MSV members can submit proposals for consideration. A maximum of 2 presenters may be submitted per proposal and emails for both individuals must be included in order to receive proper login credentials. The due date for proposals is Monday, May 31st, 2021. 

MSV members are welcome to submit a proposal on behalf of their specialty or component society, practice, hospital system, affiliate organization, etc. Authors/ presenters should consult with said organization prior to submitting if doing so on their behalf, as the submission will serve as verification of that organization’s approval.

If you submitted a proposal prior to the changes in parameters made during the 2020 advocacy process due to COVID-19, you are welcome to re-submit your proposal at this time. Please contact our team at if you have any questions.  

Get the Proposal Template 

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What happens to the proposal once submitted?

Proposals will be reviewed and considered by MSV’s Specialty Advisory Council, Advocacy Committee and Board of Directors for further review. After the Summit, proposals will be posted on the MSV website for virtual commenting and feedback. 

The MSV staff is here to help! For questions, please contact our Government Affairs Manager Kelsey Wilkinson at or (804) 377-1036.

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