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Upcoming Webinars

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.


Communicating Effectively During Times of Stress

Join us Friday, July 17 from 12–1 p.m.

This Continuing Professional Development webinar will help physicians and physician assistants to describe a general framework of an effective communication process; detail the advantages and disadvantages of five different communication modes; and give three examples of how communication style, mode, and content might be adjusted to account for the needs of the message recipient.

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Speaker

Edward A. Walker, M.D., M.H.A.

Edward A. Walker, M.D., M.H.A.
Professor Emeritus
Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Health Services
University of Washington, Seattle

Senior Physician Advisor
Center for Leadership Development
Washington State Medical Association

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Coaching: An Effective Tool to Improve Wellbeing and Optimize Professional Fulfillment

Join us Monday, July 27 from 12–1 p.m.

This Continuing Professional Development webinar will introduce physicians and physician assistants to the value of coaching. Speakers will define coaching and highlight top modalities; review the evidence demonstrating that coaching reduces burnout; describe the breadth of topics addressed in coaching; outline expected outcomes; and discuss the logistics of finding and working with a coach.

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Guest Speakers

Tinsley Coble, MD FACP
Certified Life Coach
Coble Coaching and Consulting, LLC

Kathy Stepien, MD
Director and CEO
Institute for Physician Wellness

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Health Equity Mini-Series (Part I)

Health Equity with the WA Patient Safety Coalition logo

Co-sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and the WSMA

Cultural Agility: Creating Sustained Systemic Change in Health Care

Join us Tuesday, September 1 from 12–1 p.m.

This Continuing Professional Development webinar will educate physicians and physician assistants on the current state of health inequity, describe how the systems that were created impact patient care, and outline strategies to create lasting change within health care organizations.

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Guest Speaker

Bryon Lambert
Equity and Inclusion Program Director
Cross Cultural Health Care Program

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Health Equity Mini-Series (Part II)

Health Equity with the WA Patient Safety Coalition logo

Co-sponsored by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition and the WSMA

LGBTQ Health Care

Join us Friday, October 9 from 12–1 p.m.

This Continuing Professional Development webinar will educate physicians and physician assistants on strategies to align care delivery with existing evidence-based, culturally sensitive standards of care for LGBTQ people in Washington state to decrease health disparities.

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This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


CME Credit

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 I hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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