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WMCMA Annual Spring Conference & Expo 2021

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Conference Schedule:

9:00 Welcome & Sponsor Features Laura Opson, RN-D, LNCC, CCM, WMCMA President 2020-2022

9:30 am - 10:30 am "J&J Vaccine vs. an mRNA Vaccine" - Nay Wei Soong, Principal Medical Science Liaison, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines and Infectious Diseases

Break - Sponsor Features

10:45 - 12:00 pm "Vaccine Concerns, Behavior Change, Trauma and Social Justice" Becky Reitzes, MA King County Public Health

12:00- 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00- 1:15 CMSA Foundation Update: Faith Holland

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm KEY NOTE: "Your Cultural Competency Compass" -by Melanie Prince
, CMSA President

2:30 Closing Remarks, Laura Opson RN-D, LNCC, CCM, WMCMA President 2020- 2022


Thursday, May 13 2021, 9:00 AM 
to 2:30 PM

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Virtual Edition! LIVE WEBINAR

This is an online event. 

Thank You 2021 Spring Conference Sponsors!

We look forward to featuring our Partners in Case Management at our 2021 Spring Conference & Expo.

Cultural Competency, Community & Vaccines

Thursday, May 13th 2021 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

 Virtual Edition 3.5 CEs! 

COST (includes Live CE Presentations, Partners in Education Sponsor Sessions and Recording Access after the event)
WMCMA/CMSA Members: $35
Non-Members: $50
Student Scholorships Available

Join us for the 2021 Annual Spring Conference & Expo as we focus on Cultural Competency, Community and Vaccines!  


 "Your Cultural Competency Compass: Follow the Yellow Brick Road" Melanie Prince RN, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, President, Case Management Society of America

Melanie A. Prince, is the President, Case Management Society of America (2020 – 2022) and American Academy of Nursing Fellow. Retired as an Air Force Colonel, Melanie has diverse experience in population health, case, disease and utilization management, public policy, trauma/violence prevention and organizational leadership. A native of Louisiana but a worldwide traveler, Melanie documents the lived experiences of cultural influences on niche communities’ motivations to access care, cultural contributions to health disparities and social determinants of health. A certified case manager and nurse executive, she holds Master’s Degrees in Adult Health Nursing Case Management and Military Strategic Studies.

Cultural Competency is a lifelong educational and developmental endeavor influenced by social/societal change, population migration, cultural beliefs and emotional intelligence. This interactive presentation will include concepts, challenges to conventional wisdom and “points to ponder” as the audience charts their path toward a journey of cultural enlightenment that will advance professional practice.

• LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Utilize the principles of respect of patient rights, inherent dignity, objectivity as outlined in CCMC’s Code of Professional Conduct when encountering the ethical challenges faced by case managers when interacting with culturally diverse populations 2. Debate how societal trends, social change and population migration influences cultural “norms”, beliefs and health system interactions, including the current COVID-19 pandemic 3. Analyze unconscious bias and its impact on communication, goal setting and social determinants of health 4. Justify the need for systematic evaluation of a culturally competent professional health staff.


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 3.5 CEs.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Payment is due at time of registration either by credit card or commitment to send check payment. Mail checks to WMCMA 495 West Badger RD, Lynden, WA 98264.

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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!

RECORDINGS: We will record each segment. Paid attendees will have access to the recordings for up to one year after the event along with the ability to complete the evaluation for CEs