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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 jessica@wsma.org or 206.956.3628 or Brendan Cox at brendan@wsma.org or 206.956.3625.

Washington POLST: Best Practices and Practical Tips for Conversation

Friday, October 22 from noon–1 p.m.

Sharmon Figenshaw, ARNP, WA POLST Task Force co-chair and Honoring Choices PNW clinical advisor, will outline best practices for effective use of POLST and provide communication techniques and a framework for holding goals of care conversations. Participants will be able to guide an individual in treatment options that match their stated goals, values, and preferences and ultimately complete a POLST form that accurately and consistently reflects a patient’s choices for end-of-life care.

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

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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.


Patient Safety Round Table: Creating a Culture of Wellness to Improve Safety

Friday, Nov. 12 from noon–2 p.m.

The WSMA and the Washington Patient Safety Coalition invite you to attend a virtual patient safety roundtable facilitated by Kevin Hopkins, MD, the medical director of primary care at the Cleveland Clinic and senior physician advisor at the American Medical Association. Dr. Hopkins will lead a conversation about establishing well-being as an organizational value, identifying the characteristics of a resilient organization, and outlining strategies to take a systems-based approach to well-being. Physicians and other health care professionals working to address staff burnout and patient safety issues are encouraged to attend.

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CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and the Washington Patient Safety Coalition. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition Webinar

Guest speaker, Professor Edwin Lindo, JD will present the session, "Exploring Inequities in End-of-Life Care," followed by a panel discussion. Edwin Guillermo Lindo, JD, is the assistant dean for social and health justice in the Office of Healthcare Equity and faculty within 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.
This session has been postponed from November 19. Please check back for the new date and event details. 


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