Ilisa Halpern Paul, Managing Government Relations Director in the Washington, D.C., office, delivered a keynote address at the 2011 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program on March 13, 2011. Her presentation was titled, "Policy and Political Context: The Big Picture of the 112th Congress." NIWI, an annual conference of nurses from all specialties from across the country, is planned and executed by the Drinker Biddle Health Government Relations Team. At the three-day event, nurses learn how to become involved in - and develop skills to influence - public policy. Participants also spend time on Capitol Hill meeting with their elected officials.