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National MS Society 2017 Public Policy Conference


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Welcome MS Activists to the Public Policy Conference!

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Public Policy Conference!

Conference agenda

Check out the conference agenda!

Conference trainings

Mobile App

Download the free mobile app for iPhone and Android to manage your schedule, learn more about your elected officials, view maps and more. Search for "MS Activist" in your device’s app store or marketplace, or download the app at http://ntl.MS/app-activism.

Capitol Hill visits

Learn About Your Members of Congress and Prepare for Your Meetings: Scheduling Capitol Hill Visits: During Capitol Hill visits, MS activists will urge Congress to support:
  1. MS Research Funding
  2. Affordable, Quality Health Coverage
  3. Access to MS Medications

Conference pictures

Check out all of the amazing photographs of MS activists at the Public Policy Conference and on Capitol Hill. The password to enter the photo gallery is NMSSDC 2017. (NOTE: Please enter a space between "NMSSDC" and "2017" in the password.)

After the Event

Reimbursement: After the event and before April 28, 2017, email your expense form and receipt back up to Itemized receipt back up is required for any expense exceeding $25.00. Meals that are not part of the meeting agenda will be reimbursed at a reasonable rate not to exceed $65.00 per day and alcohol is NOT reimbursable.

Complete Conference Evaluation Survey: Your feedback helps us continue to make the Public Policy Conference experience extraordinary. Complete the evaluation through this link.

Join the 2017 PPC Post Call:  After Your Capitol Hill Meetings:
  • Send a Thank You to Your Congressional Offices: This is a great time to thank and reconnect with congressional staff. Feel free to use this sample "thank you" follow up email. To see if your Representative signed on to the House Dear Colleague research letters, click here.
  • One Person Per Meeting Should Complete this Online Feedback Form: Discuss how your members felt about the legislative issues, mention any personal connections to MS you discovered and let us know about any follow-up that needs to be done.