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National MS Society 2015 Public Policy Conference

March 9-11, 2015


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This page will provide MS activists with everything you need to prepare for the National MS Society’s 2015 Public Policy Conference (PPC) and visits to Capitol Hill. Please check back often, as items will be added as the PPC approaches.

Conference registration & hotel reservations

Conference registration and hotel reservations have closed. If you have any questions, email

Travel arrangements

Arrival and Departure Times

  • Arrive at the hotel by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9 (GRC Chairs, District Activist Leaders and chapter advocacy staff participating in pre-conference meetings should arrive around 11:45 a.m.).
  • Your departure time on Wednesday, March 11, will depend on when your state delegation completes its visits on Capitol Hill.

Airports and Train Stations

Accessibility needs

  • Hotel Rooms: Hotel reservations have closed.
  • Airport Shuttle: A free accessible shuttle will be available between Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the hotel. Here is the accessible shuttle schedule.
  • Transportation to/from Capitol Hill: Your or a loved one's need for accessible transportation to/from Capitol Hill on Wednesday should be indicated in conference registration. Once your state’s Hill visits are scheduled, Society staff will coordinate departure and return times.
  • Mobility, PCAs and Medical Equipment: If you or a loved one requires a wheelchair or scooter, a personal care attendant and/or medical equipment while at the conference, please make arrangements in advance by contacting one of these local providers.

Conference agenda

Here is the conference agenda.

For resources to prepare for your Capitol Hill visits on Wednesday of the conference, visit our Hill visit resources webpage.

Conference trainings

We hosted two conference trainings towards the end of February. For those who were unable to join on the scheduled dates/times, all trainings were recorded and the recordings have been posted online.

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