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

Upcoming Webinars

Continuing professional development is the process of lifelong learning in which physicians acquire, through formal and informal activities, the medical and nonmedical 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 Brendan Cox at or 206.956.3625.

New Washington State Advance Directive and other Advance Care Planning Resources

Thursday, June 13, 2024, noon-1:00 p.m.

Join us for an overview of the changes to the WA state advance directive, now a WSMA supported form, and other valuable resources to help capture a person’s preferences for care in serious illness, at end of life and after death.

Offered by Hilary Walker, System ACP Program Manager PeaceHealth and Chair WSICC with other special guests

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



Health Equity M&M Webinar Series

Friday, June 14, 2024, noon-1 p.m.

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 Washington State Department of Health 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.

WSMA members are encouraged to submit a patient case to discuss at an upcoming session. Verbal submission of cases is the safest approach to preserving the confidentiality of the information. If you would like to speak with the webinar's facilitator directly, please email As an alternative, the WSMA has created an online case submission form for you to share information regarding a specific case. Rest assured that your case submission is CQIP and HIPAA compliant.

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

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