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Continuing professional development to support our members on their lifelong learning journey.

Upcoming CPD 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. Questions? Contact Jessica Martinson at or 206.956.3628 or Brendan Cox at or 206.956.3625.

Health Equity M&M Webinar Series

Friday, February 11, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m.

The WSMA and WSMA Foundation are launching a new series: Health Equity M&M Webinar Series. Think ‘morbidity and mortality,’ but with a focus on health equity. Free for WSMA members, this webinar will be held on the second Friday of even-numbered months at noon.

Edwin Lindo, JD, will facilitate case-based discussions presented by attendees. Lindo is the assistant dean for social and health justice in the Office of Healthcare Equity and acting assistant professor in the department of family medicine 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.

These Health Equity M&M discussions will 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.

This series will foster 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.


CME Credit Statement for each Health Equity M&M 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.

AMA STEPS Forward™ Webinar Series

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The AMA STEPS Forward™ webinar series provides interactive instruction from experts who address practical, actionable strategies to transform the medical field and practices. The webinar series is part of the AMA STEPS Forward™ Innovation Academy, designed to help physicians, care teams and health care leaders implement time-saving practice innovation strategies that promote joy in medicine, efficient use of technology, practice sustainability and quality patient care. The Innovation Academy gives participants the flexibility to customize their practice transformation journey by offering a spectrum of opportunities to learn from peers and experts, including these webinars as well as toolkits, telementoring, virtual panel discussions, bootcamps and immersion programs.

Please note: The AMA is not offering continuing medical education credits for participation in these webinars at this time.  

Reconsidering priorities and practical strategies for addressing clinician well-being in Omicron’s wake

January 27, 2022 from 9-10 a.m.

In the dynamic and stressful environment of health care, leadership training hasn’t always incorporated rapid technology advancement and how to lead teams through those changes. Understanding the lag of human cognitive adaptation behind technological advances can be key in mitigating risk associated with medical error. Understanding basic human factors can help leaders and clinical teams connect and advance patient safety together. This interactive AMA STEPS Forward™ webinar, participants will hear about a framework to build on traditional safety models, integrated with consideration for human factors affecting outcomes in patient safety as well as the well-being of those taking care of the patients.


  • Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, chief wellness officer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, professor of medicine and medical education, Division of Community Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine; co-director of the Program on Physician Well-Being, Mayo Clinic
  • Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP, chief wellness officer, ChristianaCare
  • Joshua C. Morganstein, MD, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, deputy director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress; vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


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