Upcoming Events

Safe Table Learning Collaborative for Medical Officers

January 16, 2020 April 20, 2020

See agenda below

Agenda coming soon

Applying QI Frameworks to Well-Being

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Guest Speakers

Christine Sinsky, MD is the Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association. A board certified internist, she also practices at Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans in Dubuque, Iowa. Dr. Sinsky has worked to elevate national awareness of health professional well-being as an important driver of health system performance. From 2011 to 2012 she led “In Search of Joy in Practice: A Report of 23 High-Functioning Primary Care Practices,” a project of the ABIM Foundation. She also co-authored the 2013 paper “From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider.” At the AMA she leads the development of initiatives to improve clinician well-being and reduce burnout. A frequent invited lecturer on practice innovation, redesign and physician satisfaction, Dr. Sinsky has presented widely, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sinsky will give the keynote presentation on January 16 on how to create the organizational foundation for wellness  and address the key drivers of burnout.

Nick Meo, MD and Russ Migita, MD, from the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety, will facilitate a series of rapid-fire presentations on QI tools that can be used to improve well-being, followed by tabletop exercises and report-outs. The goals are to identify local root causes of physician burnout by creating a driver diagram; develop a set of measures to guide future improvement work; plan an intervention; and use an implementation toolkit to assist with local efforts to address burnout.


8 a.m. Check-in and Networking Breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions – Scott Kennedy, MD
9:15 a.m. Keynote: Creating a “Manageable Cockpit” for Clinicians: A Shared Responsibility
– Christine Sinsky, MD, VP, Professional Satisfaction, AMA
10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. Setting an Aim Statement and Measures to Guide Well-Being Efforts – Nick Meo, MD and Russ Migita, MD
11:30 a.m. Developing a Driver Diagram: Identifying Potential High-Impact Interventions – Nick Meo, MD and Russ Migita, MD
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Developing a Driver Diagram – Nick Meo, MD and Russ Migita, MD
1:30 p.m. PDSA: Implementing Small Tests of Change – Nick Meo, MD and Russ Migita, MD
2:30 p.m. Adjourn

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 through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and Washington State Hospital Association. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 4.25 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


All Safe Table events are held at:
The Conference Center at SeaTac Airport
17801 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98158