Will we see you at our 6th  Annual Meeting?  This year promises to be our best meeting yet, with the topic:  Conscious Living and Dying: Health Advocacy at End of Life. Check our full agenda here, and be sure get your early bird discount (ends tomorrow, September 4th)! 

Register for the 6th Annual Meeting here: 
Join the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA) in Seattle, WA for its 6th Annual Meeting:
Conscious Living & Dying: Health Advocacy at the End of Life**
9 am - 3 pm, Friday, October 5, 2018
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA

**This meeting is anticipated to be approved for 4.5 CEUs by BPCA, LSW, LMFT, LMHC, Care Managers, CNAs, HCA and Family Caregivers (additional fee of $25 applies for CEUs).
Also, don't forget to sign up for our Networking Meeting Sept 12 - Register today and we h ope to see you there!
Here's to your good health,


Robin Shapiro
WASHAA Board Chair
This year's Annual Meeting will focus on Conscious Living & Dying: Health Advocacy at End of Life.  Washington state is innovative in many ways related to end of life options.  We are fortunate to have some of the leaders in this field joining WASHAA for a day of learning, inspiration and interaction.  Confirmed speakers include:
  • Brad S. Lichtenstein, ND BCB, in private practice at The Breath Space; Associate Professor, Bastyr University
  • Barak Gaster, MD who co-authored the recent Dementia Directive in Washington State
  • Laurie Riepe, LMHC, who will share how advocates and helpers can more deeply be a companion to those who are dying
  • Our panel this year will focus on Demystifying End of Life Options and will include Stephanie Mehl, RN, MS who will address common myths of hospice care
As our interactive activity, we will be playing The Hello Game, a structured way to have a conversation about living, dying and what is most important.  This is an excellent set of questions for patients, families or to be used by advocates in their practices.

Professionals receive an extra benefit if registering for the Annual Meeting before September 15!

For practicing advocates and professional WASHAA Members, there will be an opportunity to share your marketing material in our meeting bag and be listed in our meeting Resource Booklet when you register before September 15.  Please email 
Robin@shapiroholdings.com after you register to confirm your listing and what material you want to insert. 
- September 12 at 4 pm
Join experienced advocates working in the Northwest who are interested in sharing success and challenges in working in the field for networking, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Ever thought it might be nice to partner with another advocate to cover client load or be a back up to cover for you when you travel? Are you considering a job in health or patient advocacy and want to learn more about what the field is all about? Join advocates and other professionals who support advocates and patients for a peer-to-peer sharing event. This networking session will focus on creating an opportunity to develop an ongoing way to share cases and wisdom to support advocate work. Bring your questions, challenges and successes.   

September 12 - Networking Event (Skyline)
September 27 - Patient No More (PNV) - Free!
October 5 - WASHAA Annual Meeting 9am - 3pm (Center for Urban Horticulture)
October 9 - Spokane Quarterly WASHAA Meeting
December 6 - Networking Event (Skyline)
Do you have something you would like to share with the WASHAA community?  Please submit ideas to 

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