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March 08, 2018, 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Lynnwood Convention Center

Lynnwood Convention Center 
3711 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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Washington Medical Case Management Association 

(425) 329-9456 

PO Box 98104, Seattle WA 98198


WMCMA March Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 2018

"Managed Care Education Series: Multiple Sclerosis" 1.0 CE

 Presented by Mariko Kita, MD – Director, Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Check-In and Networking 11:00 ~ Buffet Lunch 11:20 ~ Program 11:25 am to 12:30 pm Teleconference Check-in at 11:25 am

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW Lynnwood, WA 98036

Onsite rate (includes lunch & CE): $20 for members; $30 for non-members; Teleconference (includes CE: $10)

*Register by 02/23/18 for the luncheon and save $5!*

This program has been submitted for pre-approval by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for  1.0 CE contact hour(s).  


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) continues to be one of the top specialty management priorities for health plans and pharmacy benefit managers. Payers commonly develop metrics for cost, quality, and utilization on a calendar-year basis. However, this approach may not necessarily take into account important elements of both individual and overall patient and treatment dynamics.

  • Provide an overview of MS and treatment considerations
  • Present emerging concepts in the management of MS
  • Discuss pharmacoeconomic insights in MS


 Mariko Kita, MD is the Director for the Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center. Since joining the Virginia Mason medical staff in 2000, Dr. Kita has served as director of the Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center; as interim medical director for hospital stroke services; and as section head for Neurology. Her specialties include neurology, stroke and multiple sclerosis with a concentration on the design and conduct of clinical trials. 

She has more than 20 years of experience in medicine. A 1994 graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, she completed an internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, joined the neurology residency program at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Mt. Zion Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Please join us for this informative presentation.


The onsite luncheon is limited to 60 attendees so register early to reserve your seat!

 Online registration is easier than ever!  You can register online whether you are paying by credit card or planning to pay later or sending a check - just click on the "Register Now" button below.  You can also call the WMCMA office at (425) 329-9456 or email contactWMCMA@gmail.com to register.  Reservations must be prepaid or guaranteed by check, VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, or Discover. Please help us by registering early so we have an accurate count for room space and lunches.  The cancellation deadline for this event is Monday, March 5th, 2018. Questions? Contact us at rebekahb.wmcma@gmail.com or contactwmcma@gmail.com.