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Conference Program and Registration
- Washington State Pharmacy Association Annual Conference Coming in November
- Take the Mental Health Stigma Free Pledge!
One Month Until the Annual
Patient Safety Conference!
The agenda for the WPSC Northwest Annual Conference is available. If you have not registered for the conference along with the hundred's who have, do so at the registration link below. There is still time! We encouraging supporters to continue to underwrite the WPSC conference.
Conference Agenda is Now Available!
This year’s conference is entirely virtual and presented in collaboration with the Oregon Patient Safety Commission and the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council.
Conference web page: click here
Dates: October 18 & 19 7:45 A.M - 1:00 P.M.
Cost: No inflation here, same as last year! $75 for the entire program including CEs. Its free to patients, their families, and students.
Discounts: Yes, for registrants with CPPS, CPHQ and BCPA certifications
Continuing educational credits: Attendees are eligible for CNE, CPHQ, CPPS and BCPA educational credits. These may be acquired by attending the live sessions or watching the recorded sessions through October 31, 2023. *Recorded educational credit availability is determined by the accrediting organization. Click here to see credit information.
Is the conference open to anyone? Yes. If you are a healthcare professional or patient you will find the conference very rewarding.
Will the sessions be recorded so I can watch on my own time? Yes, typically, posted about 1-2 months following the live conference and available for a year. But you must register.
Who should I contact with questions? Contact email@example.com or call Steve Levy, Executive Director, 206-204-7383.
Help Underwrite the 19th Northwest Patient Safety Conference
We are pleased to invite interested sponsors to support our 19th annual conference. All sponsors will be recognized on the Washington Patient Safety Coalition website and marketing materials. In addition to those benefits, there are several packages that offer improved visibility and marketing options. As a sponsor you are helping to defray the cost of the conference to healthcare staff and provide free attendance to families, patients and students. Sponsorship applications, benefits and details are available here.
Thank you Amerigroup, BETA Healthcare Group, First Choice Health, Confluence Hand New Canvas Advising, Inc. for sponsoring this year’s conference!
Washington State Pharmacy Association Annual Conference Coming in November
The Washington State Pharmacy Association is holding its annual conference at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington on November 18-19, 2022. Join more than 200 pharmacy professionals from all practice settings - hospital, clinic, community, chain, independent pharmacy owners, and long-term care. The meeting will feature a variety of continuing education, an exhibit hall and reception, and our Awards of Distinction Ceremony. Information may be found on the conference webpage.
Take the Mental Health Stigma Free Pledge!
As the work-life balance disruptions from COVID-19 stretch on into the foreseeable future, mental health has taken over the national spotlight. Over 20% of US adults experienced mental illness in 2019, amounting to over one in 5 adults (NAMI, 2021). Despite this high prevalence of mental illness, our healthcare system is often ill-equipped to address mental health concerns. Stigma and bias create barriers to care for people with mental illness. Traditional health systems generally fail to integrate mental and behavioral health into preventative care. And providers themselves often face stigma or discrimination when dealing with burnout, anxiety, and depression. A year ago, we invited you to make a difference and help end stigma and discrimination about mental illness by taking the take the Stigma-Free Pledge. Many of you did, thank you. We want to remind those who have not to take a look at the program from the National Alliance on Mental Illness leaders and take the Stigma-Free Pledge.