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Conference Schedule:

7:45 am Attendee check-in/ light breakfast

7:45-9:45 am Conference begins with Exhibitor Fair and CEU Posters

9:45 - 10:00 am Opening remarks, Terri Wilson, WMCMA President 2017

10:00- 10:55 am "Case Managing Individuals with TBI" Mary Hughes, RN, BSN, CCM 

11:00 - 11:55pm  "Tramatic Brain Injury and the Zachary Lystedt Law: Saving Lives and Preventing Preventable TBIs" Richard Adler, Adler Giersch PS and special guest Zachary Lystedt

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch / Exhibitor Giveaways & Introductions during lunch (exhibitors may leave after giveaways/lunch if they choose, or they are welcome to stay as audience members for rest of conference)

1:00-2:00pm  "Sexuality After TBI" Laura T. Opson, RN LNCC, CCM

2:00-2:10 pm Break

2:10-4:00pm "Case Management Ethics: Lifting the Fog" Kathleen Fraser, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN

Closing Remarks: Terri Wilson, WMCMA President 2017


Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:45 AM 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM 

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Lynnwood Convention Center 
3711 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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2017 WMCMA Annual Fall Conference & Expo Sponsors

GOLD Sponsors

SILVER Sponsors


BRONZE Sponsors

Bellevue Healthcare

CRISTA Rehab & Skilled Care

Kindred Hospitals Seattle

Koelsch Communities - Cedar Creek Memory Care


Retirement Connection

Right At Home

Pacifica Senior Living


Schick Shadel Hospital

Washington Care Services


General Exhibitors

ABC Medical

Advanced Health Care

American Medical Resonse

ATI Physical Therapy

Aveanna Healthcare

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

CHC Services

Concierge Care Advisors

Family Resource Homecare

Homewatch Caregivers of Western Wa

Ida Culver House, Broadview

Infusion Solutions

Kaiser Permanente of Washington

Maxim Healthcare Services

Medical Consultants Network

Mud Puddle Fitness

NNI - Novo Nordisk, Inc.


Platinum Advisors, LLC

Project Access Northwest

Regency Pacific Management

Sunrise Senior Living

Whitmire & Associates




WMCMA Annual Fall Conference & Expo 2017

"Case Management: Exceptional People, Exceptional Care. Empowering Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury"

Thursday, October 12, 2017  

Lynnwood Convention Center

3711 196th ST SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Lynnwood Convention Center  

Full Conference 7:45 am to 5:00 pm ~ Attendee check-in at 7:45 a.m.

Cost (includes 6 CEs, Meals, All Sessions & Expo):

WMCMA Members: $80

Non-Members: $120

We invite you to join us for the biggest case management event in Washington State! 
Experience a full day of networking, professional education, and inspiration to better address the needs of clients. The theme this year is "Empowering Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury"


“Case Management Ethics: Lifting the Fog” 2.0 Ethics CEs

Kathleen Fraser, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN, Executive Director, Case Management Society of America

Kathy Fraser is the Executive Director of CMSA and also a Past President of CMSA National, and of the Houston/Gulf Coast CMSA Chapter. She has 36 years of nursing experience, 24 years of case management experience and was named the 2016 CMSA National Case Manager of the Year.  Kathy is the author of the CMSA Case Management Medication Adherence Guideline for COPD.


"Case Managing Individuals with TBI" 1.0 CE
null Mary F. Hughes, RN, BSN, CCM
, Resource Manager, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington; Past President, WMCMA

Mary F. Hughes is a Nationally Certified Case Manager and Baccalaureate graduate registered nurse. She has been a Case Manager for over 19 years in complex, catastrophic medical case management, specifically, brain and spinal cord injury, and including management through the spectrum of care from injury, acute treatment, rehabilitation, as well as post injury case management.

Resource Management is a direct mirror of brain injury resource case management, a specialty practice providing education, advocacy and assisting the individual by assessment of needs, locating resources, arranging  medical support services, connecting or reconnecting individuals to governmental and community based organizations.  The Resource Management program is offered to traumatic brain injury survivors, their caregivers and families at no cost.  The goal is to improve the quality of life for those survivors by assisting them to fill in the gaps of needed services,and, supporting them in their healing journey. 

"Sexuality After TBI" 1.0 CE

Laura T. Opson, RN, LNCC, CCM
Opson Legal Nurse Consulting
Before becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant, Laura worked as a Registered Nurse specializing in medical intensive care, pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU; and provided ground transport for neonates. Laura remains clinically active as a nurse case manager and sits on the board of directors for Washington Medical Case Management Association. Through her participation as state liaison to the Government Affairs Committee Laura promotes health care through nationally. Laura works with complex cases including catastrophic spinal cord, and Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Laura has been welcomed as a presenter to organizations including Washington State Association for Justice and the former Puget Sound Legal Nurse Consultants. Engagements have included speaking on the topic of brain injury, case management, and Legal Nurse Consulting. Professional Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Washington, Washington State Medical Case Management Association, and Pacific Northwest Neuropsychological Society.


"Traumatic Brain Injury and the Zachary Lystedt Law: Saving Lives and Preventing Preventable TBIs" 1.0 CE 

Richard H. Alder, Alder Giersch PS 

with special guests, Zachery Lystedt and Victor Lystedt

Richard H. Adler is an honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and founding principal and partner of Adler  Giersch PS, a law firm dedicated to representing those with brain and spinal cord trauma.

Mr. Adler has served as President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) from 2003 to 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of the BIAWA Executive Board.  As President of BIAWA led a multi-year effort organizing a powerful coalition of healthcare, businesses, sports, and community partners to enact the “Zackery Lystedt Law.”  The law, named after Mr. Adler’s client who suffered from a traumatic brain injury while playing youth football, was the nation’s first law intended to “prevent preventable brain injuries” of young athletes by requiring medical clearance before returning to practice or competition following a concussion.  Mr. Adler received the first ever award to an attorney  from the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the nation, for “protecting the health and safety of young athletes.”  

Mr. Adler has authored many publications including From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim and Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families; and Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case. 

Mr. Adler is a participating member of the Washington Bar Association, Washington State Association of Justice (Eagle Status), American Association for Justice, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAO), Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and serves on the Advisory Board of the UW’s TBI Model Systems Program.


"Poster Presentations" 1.0 CE

 Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 1.0 CE by participation in the poster presentations at the exhibitor fair from 7:45am to 9:45 am and during morning and lunch breaks. It take approximately 1 hour to visit 6 poster presenting booths and you must have 6 signatures in order to turn in your participant form and receive your 1.0 CE. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES.  Payment is due at time of registration either by credit card or commitment to send check payment. 

 Space is limited so register now to reserve your seat!

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Contact WMCMA at (425) 329-9456 or email us at contactWMCMA@gmail.com if you have any questions. We look foward to see you there!

Cancellation policy:  If you cancel by September 28, 2017, a full refund minus a $5 processing fee will be issued.  No refunds can be given if you cancel after September 28, 2017 or don't show at the event.