Continuing professional development is the process of lifelong learning in
which physicians acquire, through formal and informal activities, the
medical and non-medical competencies they need to improve their ability to
practice medicine and provide effective patient care. Engaging in
continuing professional development is a professional obligation and also
a prerequisite for enhancing the quality of health care. The WSMA
offers continuing professional development as part
of our commitment to supporting physicians and physician assistants on
their lifelong learning journey. Questions? Contact Jessica Martinson at
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The WSMA and WSMA Foundation invite you to join your colleagues for the next session of our popular Health Equity M&M Webinar Series. Think ‘morbidity and mortality,’ but with a focus on health equity. Free for WSMA members, this webinar series is held on the second Friday of even-numbered months at noon.
These Health Equity M&M discussions provide a framework for recognizing and examining our own biases and identifying the ways systemic racism exists in our organizations. You’ll have new tools to think critically and identify when to advocate for your patients from historically marginalized communities, ensuring they receive the highest quality clinical care. The Health Equity M&M discussions serve as one of many mechanisms to address forms of systemic marginalization of patients.
During each webinar, Edwin Lindo, JD, facilitates case-based discussions. Lindo is the assistant dean of social and health justice in the Office of Healthcare Equity, an associate teaching professor in the department of family medicine, and an adjunct associate teaching professor in the department of bioethics and humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He teaches, presents, and writes on issues of race and racism within the field of medicine and greater society. He is internationally recognized as a conscious voice for racial and social justice.
This series fosters a space conducive to building a community of professionals focused on achieving health equity; allowing for discussions of charged but necessary topics. Each webinar is protected under WSMA's CQIP as recognized by the WA DOH and pursuant to RCW 70.225.040. By registering, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the cases discussed pursuant to RCW 43.70.510, RCW 70.41.200, and RCW 4.24.250.
Register WSMA members only—sign-in required
The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.