I am pleased to announce that WSHA’s first virtual conference was a huge success! On June 16, WSHA and UW Medicine hosted the Pacific Northwest Sepsis Conference. This was the 8th occurrence of the conference, but the first to be hosted virtually. More than 1,000 participants from 10-plus states came together to receive high-quality sepsis education and share the latest research and perspectives.
The conference agenda included presentations by international experts and tackled topics such as recent updates in sepsis care guidelines, different populations of patients affected by sepsis and lessons learned from COVID-19. Thank you to the WSHA Safety & Quality team and our partners from UW Medicine for their dedicated work to make the event such a positive experience!
It is my pleasure to share that WSHA will provide another exciting virtual education opportunity with the 2020 WSHA Summer eSymposium – Leadership and resiliency: Navigation through & beyond COVID-19.
The result of a partnership with 30 other state hospital associations, the eSymposium is a nationally-broadcast six-part virtual speaker series including live and pre-recorded keynote presentations on pivotal topics for today’s healthcare leaders. Each national keynote will be followed by a 1-hour virtual discussion exclusively for Washington healthcare leaders to provide state-specific context and facilitated group dialogue. The series will occur every other Thursday from June 25-Sept. 3. Registration is now available online! You can also view additional event details online.
Providing valuable education to our members remains a top priority for WSHA. Thank you to everyone for their engagement and flexibility as we continue to orient ourselves within the landscape of virtual learning. I look forward to reuniting in person when it becomes safe to do so, but until then our team will continue to develop web-based learning opportunities. I hope to see you via webcam at the eSymposium next week!