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WMCMA Annual Spring Conference & Expo 2019

"Advancements in Case Management

-from Cell to Limb"

Conference Schedule:

6:30 am Exhibitor check-in/set-up begins

7:45 am Attendee check-in/ Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:15 am Conference begins with Exhibitor Fair and CEU Poster

10:15 Opening remarks, Kathleen Parry, RN, BSN, WMCMA President

10:20 am - 11:35 am “Scientific and Clinical Overview for Grafix® & GrafixPL®: Placental Membranes for Wound Management” -by Charles Ananian, DPM

11:35 am - 12:50 pm  "Bionic Upper Limb Prosthetic Devices: Overview and  Case Studies"  - by Kristy Powell, OT

12:50 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch / Exhibitor Giveaways & Introductions during lunch/ Finish Expo & Poster CE (exhibitors may leave after 1:45 pm or they are welcome to stay as audience members for rest of conference) 

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm "Future Vision of Case Management" by Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN, President, CMSA

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm "The Case Manager Lawsuit; Prevention & Preparation Through the Eyes of a Case Manager and Legal Nurse Consultant" by Laura Opson, RN-D, LNCC, CCM

4:15 pm Closing remarks, Kathleen Parry, RN, BSN, WMCMA President


Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:45 AM 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM 

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Hotel RL Olympia 
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Driving Directions 

The Hotel RL Olympia just completed a gorgeous whole hotel renovation. They have a fantastic onsite restaurant and calming views wherever you look. Why sit in traffic when you can take advantage of our special pricing and extend your stay to Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday May 10th? Reserve your room now!

Click Link: Reserve Your Room for WMCMA Spring Conference 2019 or call Hotel RL reservations department at 800-733-5466.  

Thank You 2019 Spring Conference Sponsors!

Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors 



Visiting Angels
Family Resource Home Care
Concierge Care Advisors
A Helping Hand Home Care
A Place For Mom
Silver Age Referrals
Option Care
UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement
Right at Home
Advanced Health Care
South Sound Physical and Hand Therapy
Advanced Lifeline Respiratory Services
Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice
Kaiser Permanente of Washington



Thursday, May 9, 2019

 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia WA 98502


Full Conference 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

~ Attendee check-in at 7:45 a.m. 

 6.0 CCM CEs. Exhibitor Fair & 1.0 Poster CEU only available from 7:45 am to 1:30pm

Cost: $80 CMSA Members; $100 Non-Members


Join WMCMA for what has become an annual tradition for case managers, nurses, social workers and healthcare professionals throughout WA, OR and ID! A full day of education, networking, a fantastic vendor fair & up to 6.0 CEU's including 1.0 Ethics CEU.

Key Notes:

"Future Vision of Case Management" 1.5 CCM CE by Jose Alejandro, CMSA President, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN 

Dr. Alejandro received his PhD in Human Services from Capella University; MBA in Accounting and Health Care Management from the University of Dallas; MSN in Nursing Education from University of Phoenix and BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington. He started his nursing career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Dr. Alejandro is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Academy of Nursing. He is certified in case management by the American Nursing Credentialing Center, Commission for Case Management Certification and the American Case Management Association. In addition to CMSA, he is a member of the American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Men in Nursing, American Organization of Nurse Executives, National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), National League for Nursing (NLN), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), American Nurses Association (ANA), National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) and Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN).

“Scientific and Clinical Overview for Grafix® & GrafixPL®: Placental Membranes for Wound Management” 1.25 CCM CE


by Charles Ananian, DPM

New Hope Podiatry Group Beverly Hospital Would Center, St. Francis Wound Center, White Memorial Limb Preservation Staff Podiatrist, Los Angeles, CA

 "Bionic Upper Limb Prosthetic Devices: Overview and  Case Studies" 1.25 CCM CE                                       by Kristy Powell, OT 

Kristy graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1986 and has had the opportunity to practice Occupational Therapy throughout the country.  Before joining Touch Bionics, she enjoyed building her career and specializing in Upper Extremity Rehab.  She also has vast experience in acute care, skilled nursing, rehab, outpatient settings, and even school settings.   These experiences allow her to focus on improving independence and provide a very holistic approach.                                                                                      

  "The Case Manager Lawsuit; Prevention & Preparation Through the Eyes of a Case Manager and Legal Nurse Consultant" 1.0 CCM Ethics                    by Laura Opson, RN-D, LNCC, CCM, CE 

Laura Opson, RN-D is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Delegator, Legal Nurse Consultant and Case Manager Certified.  Laura’s nursing work has included working with medically intensive adults, children and neonates.  She practices as a Legal Nurse Consultant providing expert services to Legal Teams and also as private Case Manager working with people recovering and living with complex injuries including catastrophic, spinal cord, and Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).

Laura has been welcomed as a presenter to organizations including Case Management Society of America (CMSA), Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA), Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) 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.  Laura is President Elect for WMCMA and liaison to the Public Policy Committee where she promotes health care and case management at the national level.

When Laura is not working, she raises chickens, does yoga and keeps a small garden. Laura is delighted to be the mother of wonderful, funny, bright children.


This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to  CCM® board certified case managers for 4.0 CE contact hours, including 1.0 Ethics CE.1.0 CE for Vendor posters, a total of 6.0 CE. 



We only have space for 130 attendees. Register now.  Please see the Conference Schedule to the left for details of the day's events.

POSTER CEU - Earn 1.0 CCM CE during the Expo Fair! *sponsored by Retirement Connection

  • Poster presentations are limited to twelve (12) for this event. Attendees must visit a minimum of six (6) posters and receive presenter signature between the 7:45am and 1:30 pm to obtain the 1.0 CCM CE credit.

GIVEAWAYS:  Giveaways will be done during the lunch hour at the conference. Many exhibitors choose to bring a gift or basket as a prize giveaway item. It is not required but it is a fun way for them to interact and to collect attendee business cards. You must put your business card in their giveaway basket for a chance to win. We will have a specific time for giveaway announcements (during the lunch hour) where the vendors can bring their item up to the stage, take a few seconds to introduce themselves and their company and draw a name! You must be present to win. If you have already won an item, they will draw another name.

Lodging Information:  WMCMA has a room block at the Hotel RL Olympia for both Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th. The Hotel RL Olympia just completed a gorgeous all-encompassing renovation. They have a fantastic onsite restaurant and calming views wherever you look. Why sit in traffic when you can take advantage of the special pricing and extend your stay!

  • Reservations must be made by March 31st.
  • Or Call (360) 943-4000 to reserve your room under the WMCMA

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

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

Cancellation policy:  If you cancel by April 25, 2019, a full refund will be issued.  No refunds can be given if you cancel after April 25, 2019 or don't show at the event unless you or we can find another attendee at the last minute to take your spot.