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  This is a bi-weekly blog to keep you informed of issues and events pertaining to the osteopathic profession in Washington. We invite you to submit topics or articles of interest to your colleagues for consideration. Submissions may be emailed to
CME Needs Assessment Survey

WOMA’s annual CME needs assessment survey needs your participation to help us determine future topics, speakers and locations for Category 1-A CME programs.  Please take a few moments of your time to share your CME preferences in this brief survey below.

Suicide CME Programs

WOMA members receive a fee discount for the Washington State Psychiatric Association’s newest program, Training in Suicide Care for Physicians. Instructed by WSPA President Jeffrey Sung, M.D. this one-day, six-hour workshop fulfills the requirement for all physicians to receive a one-time training in suicide risk assessment, treatment, and management (ESHB 1424). This workshop uses lecture, video-based educational tools, and writing exercises to address approaches, formulation, and clinical responses to suicide risk.  This training is jointly-provided by the American Psychiatric Association and Washington State Psychiatric Association.

The programs will take place in Seattle in Seattle June 3, September 16 and November 11 and in Spokane on December 2

Visit  to learn more and sign up today!

Meetings Notice
WOMA CME Committee
7:00 p.m. May 3, 2017
WOF Board
8:30 a.m. May 4, 2017
WOMA Board Breakfast
9:00 a.m. May 4, 2016
Annual Meeting Lunch
12:30 p.m. May 5, 2017

Agenda Items
The Board of Governors is recommending adoption of the Proposed Bylaws Amendments to restructure WOMA to a more efficient Board and expand opportunities for member involvement. Please read if you plan to attend the meeting

Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA
Congratulations Dr. Escobar!

David Escobar, DO is the recipient of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Rising Star Award.  Since 2000, the Foundation has recognized osteopathic physicians that have made outstanding contributions in the first decade of their practice.  This year’s recipient, Dr. Escobar, is a 2013 graduate of PNWU who completed his family medicine training in 2016 at Skagit Regional in Mt. Vernon and currently sees patients at their Stanwood Clinic, where he also volunteers at the Safe Harbor Free Clinic.  Dr. Escobar has served on the WOMA Board of Governors, most recently as the Chair of the Public Affairs Committee.  He is owner and physician of Ithildin Medical Services, Mount Vernon, WA, Medical Director of Warm Beach Senior Community, Co-Medical Director of Josephine Care Community, and Board Certified by American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Semiahmoo Reservations Extended

Semiahmoo Resort has extended its room block release for the 2017 Primary Care Update to April 5th.  By registering before this date, you are entitled to a significant discount on room rates and a waiver of the daily resort fee.  Please use the Group Code WOMA2017 online at

when calling 360-318-2000.

104th Annual NW Osteopathic Convention
Registration is Now Open!
  Please join us for the 2017 WOMA Convention at Semiahmoo Resort May 4-7, 2017. Click the link below register online. 
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