Upcoming Events

Safe Table Learning Collaborative for Medical Officers

November 5, 2019 January 16, 2020 April 24, 2020

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


8 a.m. Check-in and Networking Breakfast
9 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Introductions – Kent Hu, MD
9:15 a.m. Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership – Jessica Symank, RN
9:30 a.m. Opioid Prescribing Feedback: Putting Reports to Use – Trish Anderson and Jeb Shepard
10:25 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. Partnership for Patients: Removing Barriers to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis – Patchen Dellinger, MD and Meg Kilcup, PharmD
11:15 a.m. Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest Update – Donna Smith, MD
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Legislative and Regulatory Updates – Chelene Whiteaker and Sean Graham
1:30 p.m. Not Another Burnout Talk: Performance Optimization and the Leadership Imperative – Chris Bundy, MD
2:30 p.m. Adjourn


  • Outline the unique collaborative partnership that exists between the state medical and hospital associations, with the goal of providing a forum for senior physician leaders from hospitals and medical groups to come together, setting competition aside, in the interest of improving patient safety and healthcare quality in our state.
  • Discuss the unique collaboration between the Oregon and Washington hospital associations to create a regional safety and quality program; and outline the program vision, progress and impact on both states’ hospitals.
  • Provide an update on the CMO opioid prescriber feedback reports: acute, subacute, chronic; describe how data can fuel change regarding prescribing practices and safety for chronic opioid patients; and discuss whether CMOs will opt-in their providers to the Overdose Notification project with Collective Medical.
  • Discuss our region’s progress on VTE prevention andexamine the formal guidelines and benefits of mandated risk assessment.
  • Describe how Honoring Choices PNW is building on its success with offering basic advance care planning in health care and community settings across the state by expanding the initiative to support physicians, advanced practitioners, and their health care teams to have more complex conversations with patients who have serious, complex, and/or terminal illness. Discuss what state-wide offerings would be most helpful.
  • Discuss the anticipated 2020 legislative session and outline proactive legislation that the associations are working on and bills that are expected to be back for debate; in particular, difficult to discharge patients, prior authorization, and telemedicine.
  • With regard to burnout, stop looking at the problems and start living in the solutions. Explore the trajectory of the physician wellness paradigm and the evolving awareness that creating meaning in professional practice is both a leadership responsibility and inspiring opportunity.

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 (WSHA). 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.