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2021 WMCA Fall Education Days - October 14 & 15, 2021

Athenian Dialogue:  October 14, 2021 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 

Academy Session:  October 15, 2021 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

 October 14, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Athenian Dialogue:

Peggy Hawker will be facilitating the Athenian Dialogue for the book: Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.

In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos.

After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue.  Months later, several of those caregivers faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten the deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.

One of The New York Times' Best Ten Books of the Year.  Summary provided from Amazon.com, 2021

The Athenian Dialogue has been approved for three CMC or three MMC education points by IIMC upon completion of an assessment.  The book must be purchased by the attendee and read before the session begins.

There are only 35 spots available on a first come-first served basis.

October 15, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Academy Session:

Karen Peabody, will be facilitating the Academy Session Self Talk and Mindfulness:  Changing Your Workplace Narrative

Working with people can be rewarding and costly.  When we can increase awareness about our owne work narrative and the way we view conflict, we are empowered to make healthy change happen.  This six-hour workshop focuses on:

  • Identifying and adjusting self-talk
  • Clarifying and owning your work mission
  • Developing awareness of cycles of conflict
  • Improving workplace relationships through effective and clear communication

The Academy Session has been approved for three CMC or three MMC education points by IIMC through the Northwest Clerks Institute upon completion of KTAP. 

There are only 50 spots available on a first come-first served basis.

    Registration Fees


    Athenian Dialogue: $150.00

    Academy Session: $150.00

    Athenian Dialogue AND Academy Session: $250.00

    *Registration fees are due at the time of registration.  Unpaid registrations will be assessed a $25 late charge.


    There are NO refunds after September 29, 2021


    Scholarships for both the Academy and Athenian Dialogue are available!  A maximum of 10 scholarships will be offered to members in good standing, on a first-come, first serve basis. Interested members must submit a request for reimbursement form following full attendance.   The registration reimbursement form is available at the following link:  

    Don’t forget!  If you are a member of WCIA they will reimburse your City one registration for the Academy session.  CIAW and AWC RMSA also offer scholarships!



    Attendance at the Academy and/or Athenian Dialogue is open to all WMCA members. You do not need to have your CMC or MMC to attend!


    Contact Alice Attwood, Education Coordinator at tonasket@nvinet.com.

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