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 introduced its Continuing Professional Development webinar series as part of our commitment to supporting physicians and physician
assistants on their lifelong learning journey. Questions? Contact Jessica Martinson at
email@example.com or 206.956.3628 or Brendan Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.956.3625.
From Chaos to Calm, Cool, and Collected: Strategies to Transform Your Health, Happiness, and Practice
Wednesday, March 10 from noon–1 p.m.
Keira L. Barr, MD, founder and chief wellness officer of the Resilient Health Institute, supports physicians, their institutions, and their patients by making mindfulness and mind/body medicine accessible, practical, and implementable to not only help heal the healer, but also help heal health care systems. Dr. Barr will share evidence-based mindfulness techniques you can perform in seconds to improve your patients’ experiences, diffuse difficult encounters, and increase your own productivity and sense of well-being. You will walk away from this talk with tools that will take self-care off your to-do list, and put it on the for-you list. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. *
WSMA members only—sign-in required
Lessons to Improve the Diagnostic Process
Tuesday, March 23 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Washington Patient Safety Coalition, Washington State Hospital Association, and Washington State Medical Association are co-sponsoring a diagnostic excellence webinar series with lessons from Kaiser Permanente's multi-year effort to improve diagnostic performance across their organization. For KP, diagnostic excellence is a continuous journey to build and refine leadership culture, embed elements of diagnostic excellence into HIT systems, and develop new patient engagement tools.
Guest speaker, Dr. Ronald Loo, co-lead of Southern California Permanente Medical Group Health Innovation Team will discuss:
- Their diagnosis awareness campaign which includes an introduction for providers and a series of educational videos.
- The SureNet Program, why it is important to diagnostic improvement, how it optimized outcomes for patients, and how it supports the clinical decision maker.
- Patient engagement with the diagnostic process from how to prepare for a visit to hospitalization experience.
COVID-19 Q&A Session
Wednesday, March 24 from noon–1 p.m.
With a focus on what front-line physicians need to know about the
virus, the WSMA brings together Washington state's public health
leaders and leading experts for free sessions that offer the latest
information on COVID-19 that directly impacts you, your practice, and
your patients. This members-only webinar addresses the evolution
of the disease, management of COVID-19 patients, vaccines, and our
state's response to the pandemic.
An expert panel of physicians and public health professionals will be
on hand to answer your questions about COVID-19 testing, treatment
options, long-term follow-up, and vaccines. This activity has been approved for
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
WSMA members only—sign-in required
Financial Wellness: Loan Repayment for Medical Professionals
Thursday, March 25 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Among the many upheavals of 2020, the year was full of changes and amendments to the status quo as it pertains to repayment and debt management. This is especially true for members of the medical community. Join InsMed Loan Services for a CME session on March 25 providing guidance on the many loan repayment proposals made by the Biden administration and members of Congress. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Washington State Hospital Association and the Washington State Medical Association.
What the webinar will cover:
2020 in review: CARES Act, Executive Actions , Servicer Changes, and Election outcome and what it could mean
- Public service loan forgiveness: Role of the employer and role of the employee
- Income-driven repayment: IBR, PAYE, REPAYE, and the role of Adjusted Gross Income
The session will also cover federal loan repayment programs and how to review where you are and compare your repayment alternatives. The webinar will be presented by Justin Kribs, MS, CFP, director of financial planning and student loan services at InsMed.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The cost to attend: 1.5 hours CME Credit $60, without CME Credit $30. Click the "Register" button below to view the full CME credit statement for this webinar.
AMA Emerging Topics: Professional Satisfaction & Practice
Sustainability Webinar Series
The AMA's Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability webinar
series focuses on physician well-being, practice redesign, and
implementing telehealth during COVID-19. Programming explores resources
and solutions to help alleviate stress on health care systems, teams,
and staff during the pandemic and guide systems through telehealth
Please note: The AMA is not offering continuing medical education credits for participation in these webinars at this time.
Mar. 2, 2021
Cognitive Workload: A modifiable contributor to physician burnout?
Christine Sinsky, MD, Vice President of Professional Satisfaction,
American Medical Association
Elizabeth Harry, MD, Senior Director of Clinical Affairs, University of
Colorado Hospital and Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Colorado Hospital School of Medicine -Division of
Mar. 25, 2021
What Makes a High Performing Practice?
Kathleen Blake, MD, Vice President of Healthcare Quality, American
Apr. 21, 2021
Taming the EHR
Marie Brown, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Rush Medical
College and Director of Practice Redesign, American Medical Association
* CME Credit Statement for each CPD Webinar Session
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.