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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Listing and Resources

In an effort to provide our members with the most up-to-date CME listings, we have compiled local and online offerings. For a current listing of CME providers – locally, internationally and online – please click HERE.

Please contact us at info@kcmsociety.org  with other organizations you would like to see listed or with further information requests.

KCMS Events

  • TECHNOLOGY TIGHTROPE: BALANCING DIGITAL AADVANCES WITH PATIENT SAFETY AND RISK CONCERNS  2 CME’s

The rapid push of electronic health records and other technologies has created a vastly different landscape in healthcare communications. This program explains why selection, training, and staff competency are top risk concerns and identifies key areas for consideration in the development of documentation, electronic communication, and social media policies. This program also outlines liability risks and implementation strategies associated with telehealth.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: KCMS Headquarters, 200 Broadway, Seattle, Wa 98122

Call KCMS office to reserve a seat: 206-621-9396

  • FOR PHYSICIANS: YOUR PERSONAL MEDICARE ENROLLMENT & OPTIONS FOR SUPLEMENTING IT

Supplementing Medicare wisely goes over the following topics followed by a Q&A: When and how to enroll in Medicare; associated costs; options for supplementing Medicare; various Medicare plans.

  • Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Location: KCMS Headquarters, 200 Broadway, Seattle, Wa 98122

Call KCMS office to reserve a seat: 206-621-9396

KCMS MEDICAL HISTORY COMMITTEE

Member only luncheon lecture. Held at KCMS corporate office, 4th fl. Haviland Library. Reservations required: 206-621-9396. Cost for lunch is by donation.

  • May 9, 2017; 12:00pm
    • Topic: TBA
    • Speaker:
  • June 13, 2017; 12:00pm
    • Topic: “Wounds in Warhol: The Art of Surgery”
    • Speaker: John Ryan, Jr., MD

For the full 2017 Schedule, please click HERE.

LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST

Town Hall Seattle
Elisabeth Rosenthal
7:30PM, Monday, April 24, 2017
Downstairs at Town Hall
Our country’s healthcare system needs serious work—but how did it get so bad? In An American Sickness, award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal breaks down the nature of this affliction, explaining the symptoms, identifying the causes, and outlining a course of treatment. Rosenthal shares strategies on how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you need. She discusses the doctor-patient relationship, explaining why the medical profession lacks transparency and how patients can navigate the byzantine system. Rosenthal lays out the social and financial incentives that have encouraged a deeply flawed system and outlines a plan for its rehabilitation.

Sponsored by WPHP (Washington Physicians Health Program)

WPHP 2017 Wellness Program Offerings

Seattle Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshops and Classes (in partnership with Mindfulness Northwest) 

The Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is designed to promote mental health by engaging the mind and the body through experiential learning. The course is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. As defined by Dr. Zinn, “Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, non-judgmentally.” Mindfulness is an excellent antidote to the stresses of a modern medical practice as it invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner experience. 

Spring

  • Meeting Mindfulness Workshop, Sunday April 23rd, 9am – 4pm.

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals: Five Session Program.  Sundays, 6pm-8:30pm,

  • May 7th – June 11th.

Workshop registration ($150)http://www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com/event-2306908

5-week program registration ($250): http://www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com/event-2306899

Classes are open to health care professionals and their spouses/partners. 

For more information about future offerings please visit our website: www.wphp.org/wellness/

Journal Access

Heal-WA: An online medical library featuring toolkits, calculators, dictionaries, electronic textbooks, and access to more than 2,000 journals. Free to licensed medical professionals, counselors, and social workers. Click here to learn more about how to access these resources.

LECTURES AND PUBLIC EVENTS OF INTEREST

  • UW Medical School Science in Medicine Lecture Series: Website here, Calendar here

New Investigator Lectures and Science in Medicine Lectures can all be found at their website and most lectures are also webcast.

Upcoming Events in the UW Medical School:

UWMS Distinguished Lectures 2017

 

 

 

UW Psychology Lecture Series 2017:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Meetings

Information to come…

Sponsored by University of Washington:

The 4th Annual Value in Cancer Care (VCC) Summit is a full-day conference for individuals from across the healthcare spectrum to explore models of “paying for value” and discuss the future of value-based cancer care delivery in the region. Over the course of two plenaries and an interactive panel discussion, participants will learn about the framework, best practices and implementation challenges surrounding value-based purchasing from a range of experts in the field representing the patient, provider, health system and payer perspectives.

To find out more details and register for the program, please visit the Fred Hutch conference website: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/hicor/value-in-cancer-care-initiative/value-cancer-care-summit.html