Postponed~WSMOS Spring 2020 Membership Conference

8:00am - 4:00pm

Dear WSMOS Member,

In response to the health risk relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), WSMOS has made the decision to postpone the March 27, 2020 Conference. 

The decision to postpone this meeting was made after careful deliberation of the risk of spreading COVID-19 and in keeping with infectious disease experts who are recommending “social distancing”. 


WSMOS is working to reschedule the conference and I will send out registration information as soon as we have details on the date.

WSMOS Physican Members and thier staff can Register Here

(all industry employed persons must contact Liz Cleland)


Highlights of the March 27, meeting include:

  • Dr. Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP, Executive Vice President & CEO Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), will discuss the current universal health care or “Medicare for All” proposals and would it would mean to the healthcare industry and more particularly to physicians. 
  • Electronic consults (also known as e-consults), are gaining traction. Dr. David Garcia and the eConsult team at UW Medicine will share end-user experience as well as logistics and regulatory/reimbursement issues.
  • Recent ASCO, ACCC and AMA surveys identify prior-authorization requirements as a major concern for providers who cite the administrative burden and frequent delays in patient access to care associated with prior-authorization requirements. Tracy Wong, MBA, the director of value and patient experience at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) will share their experiences using a data-driven approach to collaborate with payors.   
  • Dr. Scott Tykodi and Ali McBride, PharmD will discuss renal cell carcinoma and the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI).
  • Dr. Alexandra Sokolova, WSMOS 2020 Fellows Award recipient, will present her abstract, Treatment Response Comparisons Between ATM and BRCA2 Germline Carriers for mCRPC. 
  • Katie Kolan, JD, WSMOS Lobbyist will provide an update on WA state legislative issues. 

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