Legislative Workshop

Each year, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, sponsor an evening to learn about proposed legislation, as well as, the health and well-being of all citizens in our state. 

ISMA representatives and local legislators make available this time, to visit and share the thoughts and concerns of physicians and spouses on issues important to the practice of medicine and our medical community. 


The last Legislative Workshop was held on October 16, 2019 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. 

Important issues presented included:


  • The many issues of vaping/juuling

  • Increasing the age to buy cigarettes to 21

  • Decreasing hospital costs and surprise billing

  • Halting non-compete contract clauses for physicians

  • Discussion to drive health costs down without damaging doctors' relationships with patients

  • The dangers of juuling relative to infant mortality

  • Infant mortality in Indiana. Indiana is 7th in the nation in Infant Mortality. The ISMA-A is beginning their two-year initiative to promote the issue of safe sleep.


Thank you to our distinguished guests!
Senator Brown
Senator Kruse
Rep. Morris
Rep. Abbott
Rep. GiaQuinta
Rep. Lehman
Rep. Heineken
Rep. Judy

For more information about this event,

please contact:

Joel Harmeyer

Executive Director, FWMS




*Due to Covid concerns, the 2020 Legislative Workshop was canceled. 

We look forward to resuming in 2021!

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