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August 13, 2020, 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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The Zoom webinar link will be emailed to all registrants the week of the event. Thank you for joining us for this important education!


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Washington Medical Case Management Association 

(425) 329-9456 

PO Box 98104, Seattle WA 98198


WMCMA August Mini-Conference 3.0 CEs

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Infectious Disease: Epidemiology of Covid-19 and it's Evolution of Care 

Check-In & Networking starts at 8:00 am ~ Program 8:15 am - 11:45 am

(includes 3.0 CEs): 

WMCMA Member Registration:  $20

Non-Member Registration: $30

Student Registration: $10

  Application has been made for pre-approval by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for  3.0 CE contact hour(s). 


Join us for our special summer event! Dedicate your morning to learning, and advancing your career as we dive into Infectious Disease: the epidemiology of the recent epidemic and it's evolution of care. Join us for this 3.0 CE Mini-Conference with valuable takeaways for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers.


 "The Epidemiology of Covid-19 in the US: Current Status, Ongoing Medical Challenges & Care"

Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio. Dr. Rachel Bender Ignacio is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Associate Director of the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Washington, and Associate in the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  She earned her MD and MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Washington.  She then trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and stayed on as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School prior to returning to the University of Washington for Infectious Diseases fellowship, and has subsequently been on faculty since 2015. She is a clinical and translational HIV researcher, with studies evaluating immune responses and co-infections in HIV outcomes, in addition to HIV-associated cancer.  Since March 2020, she has been leading clinical trials on COVID-19 and focusing on the intersections of COVID-19, HIV, and systemic racism.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Provide an update on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the US.  What is the current status of the epidemic?
  2. Ways in which COVID-19 illness can create ongoing medical challenges after recovery from the acute illness
  3. Considerations for caring for other medical conditions during the COVID-19 and caring for household members of someone with COVID
  4. Discuss ways in which case managers can provide support or facilitate care coordination for patients and family members impacted by COVID-19

 "Infectious Disease: Covid-19, it's Evolution of Care"

George A. Diaz M.D.

Dr. Diaz completed his medical residency and also served as a Chief Medical Resident at at the University of Utah. He has been practicing Infectious Diseases at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) since completing his training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in 2005. He is currently practicing as a hospital based Infectious Diseases provider. Additionally, he is the Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at PRMCE. He also works for Providence St. Joseph Health as a System Provider Informaticist, which focuses on improving the Infectious Diseases care of patients by improving the electronic medical record. In his free time, he provides service to the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a spokesman, member of the Clinical Affairs Committee.. He also serves as a member of the Epic Infectious Diseases Steering Board (based in Wisconsin). He has an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Washington State University College of Medicine. 


Online registration is easier than ever!  You can register online whether you are paying by credit card 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 and pay.  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 meals. Questions? Contact us at rebekahb.wmcma@gmail.com or contactwmcma@gmail.com.