2017 WSPMAA Information

April 30th | 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

 Registration and Rates | Assistants' Meeting Schedule
WSPMAA CPR Class | Accommodations

Registration and Rates 

Online registration is now closed, but walk-in registrations are welcome!


Early Bird Rate (through March 3, 2017)
Regular Rate (March 4, 2017 - April 20, 2017)

WSPMA Assistants




7:00 - 8:00 AM



8:00 - 8:30 AM

Phil Shaw, DPM

 Achilles Tendinopathy
This session offers a review of evidence-based treatment and possible treatment algorithms to ensure predictable outcomes.

8:30  - 9:00 AM

Deborah Behre, DPM

 Falls Prevention
Falls can be life changing (including life ending). Not only the patient but also family members are affected. There is also a high cost to the health care system. The podiatric physician is in a position to help identify risk factors and also to help formulate a plan that may include DME items that could decrease the risk. In addition to helping patient, families and the health care costs, your practice could benefit financially. This lecture is designed to teach you how to start achieving those goals.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Dock Dockery, DPM

Interesting Cases in LE Dermatology
A discussion and review of interesting lower extremity skin conditions, making the diagnosis with biopsy techniques and their most current treatment options.

10:00 - 10:15 AM



10:15 - 11:15 AM

Nancy Fisher, MD

Understanding MACRA/QPP’s two participation arms, MIPS and Alternative payment models, learning about eligibility, criteria, reporting mechanisms, the importance of data and QRUR will lead to a practice that prevents unnecessary tests and procedures, and provision of high quality of care. 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

presented by Matt Wojcik, Esq.

 Mistakes, Complications and Hard News
(Risk Management)
This program will include breaking difficult news to patients, how to document mistakes and oversights, discussing treatment options with patients, dealing with difficult patients and informed consent necessities.

Members who attend this session will receive a 10% discount on PICA.

12:15 – 1:15 PM



1:15 - 2:15 PM

Eric Leonheart, DPM
WSPMA President

Wound Care

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Brian Cawley

BAKO Pathology

3:15 - 3:30 PM



3:30 - 4:30 PM

Dr. Mary Crawford


4:30 - 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion
Timothy Grace, DPM
Scott Schroeder, DPM
Tony Kim, DPM
Terry Hess, DPM

Chairside Assisting vs. Scribe

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Social hour in exhibit hall



7:30 - 8:00 AM



8:00 - 9:00 AM

Molina Kochhar, DPM

 Good Nutrition and How it Affects the Foot

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Larry Huppin, DPM

Credit Card on File, "How Does That Work," Etc.

10:00 - 10:15 AM



10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

WSPMAA Membership Business Meeting

 All WSPMAA Members need to attend.

12:15 - 1:15 PM



1:15 - 2:15 PM

Tim Messmer, DPM

How to Make Your Doctor's Work Easier and Enjoyable

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Ed Robertson
Badger Braces


3:15 - 3:30 PM

Break with Exhibitors


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Mary Wasell

Earthquake Preparedness

6:00 - 7:00 PM




7:30 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors


Track One

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Vanessa Roff

Diabetes Mellitus: Taking the Right Steps

9:00 - 10:00 AM


Wound Care Dressings and Padding "What's that for?"

10:00 - 10:15 AM



10:15 - 11:15 AM

Peter Steilberg

The Medical Record

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Wrap-up and brainstorm next year


Track Two

8:00 - 11:15 AM CPR Course $55 paid registration required to take this course. Details below.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Wrap-up and brainstorm next year  

CPR Class - $55 

Registration for this class ends on April 1st. Late registration will be accepted only with approval of the WSPMAA chairperson. Please register in advance so we can make sure there will be enough demand for CPR this year. Please email your completed form to Lisa Crouch. Please make checks payable to WSPMA and bring them to the CPR class. 


Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Bellevue Square
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Room rates:

$147 – Single/Double
$172 – Triple
$197 – Quad

Book your reservation online to ensure you receive the discounted rate. The cut-off date for making room reservations at the discounted rate is Thursday, April 6, 2017. Please note that reservations will be taken on a space-available basis at the prevailing hotel rates until the date of the conference. 


Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004