Calendar of Events

2021 Calendar of Events: Topics will be updated as they are confirmed.  
  • February 4 - EBPA Virtual Event 
  • April 1 - Virtual Event 
  • May 6 - Spring Seminar - Partnership with WP&BC Seattle Chapter - potentially a virtual event
  • July 15 - Outdoor Event - In person? (more details early in 2021) 
  • September 16 - In person meeting - Washington Athletic Club
  • December 2 - in person meeting - Washington Athletic Club


Upcoming events

    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Virtual Event
    Register

    Thank you to our February 4, 2021 Event Sponsor

    The first EBPA meeting of 2021 will be a Virtual Event.  We do hope as the year moves forward we have opportunity to offer in person events, but for now, we continue to hold events virtually.  REMEMBER to test your access in advance.  Do not wait until the session begins to log in.  If you experience issues during the session be sure to submit the problem in the chat box. Housekeeping steps will be shared prior to the sessions start. 

    This event is approved for one hour for each presentation by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (WA OIC).  See below for more details.*

    Our first presenter - Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA; Embright, LLC - will address:

    Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) Provide a Flexible Framework to Combat the Top Healthcare Issues

    The current structure of our national healthcare is in disarray.  This morning Dr. Kodama will describe the landscape of today’s networks, the history of Clinically Integrated Networks, how CINs drive a path to better member health and create alignment of stakeholder goals.  In addition, a deeper dive will be taken into what are the possible scenarios around outcomes in value-based reimbursement models and mechanics of the gain/deficit share between stakeholders. 

    The second presenter - Dr. John Dunn, Kaiser Permanente Washington - will focus on:

    COVID-19 Vaccine Review

    Dr. John Dunn will present up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccine options, distribution tactics locally, nationally and globally, and the research and approval process to combat misinformation disseminated through social media, which has caused skepticism within the general population.

    Dr. Dunn conducts research through Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-Based Practice Center, holds a clinical instructor role in the Family Medicine Residency Programs at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and serves on several government and professional committees, including the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccine Advisory Committee, the Washington Vaccine Association Vaccine Committee, and VAX Northwest Oversight Committee. Additionally, in November Governor Jay Inslee announced Dr. Dunn, along with Dr. Ed Marcuse, will represent Washington in the multi-state COVID Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup in coordination with California, Oregon and Nevada.

      SCHEDULE:

    7:45-8:00 am - Registration check in and system check

    8:00-8:50 - Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA

    Approved for one (1) hour of WA OIC credit *

    8:50-9:00 - Break

    9:00-9:50 - Covid-19 Vaccine Review, John Dunn, MD

    Approved for one (1) hour of WA OIC credit *

    9:50-10:00Questions & Answers 

      REGISTRATION

    Online registration closes at Noon, February 3, 2021. An email will be sent to each paid registrant with the link to the webinar.

    Questions? Contact EBPA by email: info@ebpa.org, or by phone 206.653.7259.


    Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

    No refunds after the February 3 deadline. 

      FEES

    $25 per person for members; $35 per person for non-members. EBPA is working to bring timely and valuable programs to members and colleagues. Please do not share the link with others. Each paid registrant will receive an email with the direct link.

      DATE

    February 4, 2020 

      LOCATION

    Webinar - email will be sent with link to the webinar 24 hours in advance.

    Christopher Kodama, MD, MBA; President and Chief Executive Officer, Embright, LLC. 

    Dr. Christopher Kodama serves as the President and CEO of Embright, LLC, a commercial Accountable Care Organization based in Seattle and co-owned by University of Washington Medicine, MultiCare Health System, and LifePoint Health. In this role, Dr. Kodama has been responsible for launching a clinically integrated network of distinct healthcare provider organizations to improve access, quality, and affordability of health care for the communities of the Pacific Northwest.

    Before leading the launch of Embright in 2019, he has served in a variety of administrative and clinical roles ranging from the founding of President of MultiCare Connected Care, an accountable care organization subsidiary of MultiCare Health System, hospital and acute care operations, and as a pediatric hospitalist.

    Dr. Kodama earned his undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Stanford University and graduated from medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his pediatric residency training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center, where he also served as a Chief Resident before returning to the Pacific Northwest to join MultiCare. Dr. Kodama earned his Masters in Business Administration with Honors at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Dr. Kodama has served on a variety of boards including, the Washington Health Alliance, Hilltop Artists (a non-profit glass blowing program for at-risk teens in Tacoma, WA), and as chair of the American Board of Administrative Medicine.  

    Applying his passion for group facilitation, collaboration, and his commitment to patient advocacy, Dr. Kodama has a particular interest in identifying how to flip dilemmas into opportunities to improve the overall health outcomes and well-being of patients and populations. He presents at national and local professional conferences and community events on matters related to healthcare transformation, performance improvement, and leading diverse stakeholders through disruptive change.

    John Dunn, MD; Medical Director of Preventive Care, Kaiser Permanente Washington

    Dr. John Dunn is the medical director of preventive care and clinical lead for immunization population management at Kaiser Permanente Washington as well as working as a practicing pediatrician and an evidence-based medicine methodologist. He has extensive experience in developing preventive care guidelines for Kaiser Permanente and advising vaccine safety studies and is a member of the Health and Human Services (HHS) National Vaccine Advisory Committee. 

    Dunn has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University School of Public Health. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago.

    * NOTE:  Approval is for one hour for EACH presentation.  If you attend both you will receive two hours.  Continuing Education Credit by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

    In order to received either of these insurance credits YOU MUST be logged into the event within 5 minutes of the start of the program.  You are allowed a break, but you must limit your time away. The Insurance Credits for each one hour session is for one hour each.  NO PARTIAL CREDITS awarded. 

    The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires that each producer requesting credits must sign the form with their licensed name and write the time of arrival. Only upon completion of the session, you must initial out and write the time.  

    • 01 Jul 2021
    • (PDT)

    If you're interested in becoming a 2021 sponsor, reach out to us at 206-653-7259

    or email info@ebpa.org. We are sold out for February and April.  We also have partial sponsorship set for May, July and September.  


Past events

03 Dec 2020 Where Do We Go From Here? EBPA & WP&BC Program
15 Oct 2020 WP&BC and EBPA Joint Program
23 Jul 2020 July 23, 2020 Joint Webinar - EBPA & WP&BC
06 Feb 2020 EBPA 2020 Series - February
05 Dec 2019 December 5 - EBPA Innovation Series
19 Sep 2019 Innovation Series
20 Jun 2019 Interoperability Summit: Empowering Consumers with Data
06 Jun 2019 Innovation Series: Use of Technology in Treatment
04 Apr 2019 WP&BC Spring Seminar in partnership with EBPA
07 Feb 2019 Innovation Series - Parental and Fertility Program Support
01 Jan 2019 EBPA 2019 Sponsorship
06 Dec 2018 Innovation Series - Innovations in Care Delivery
20 Sep 2018 Innovation Series - Chronic Condition: Diabetes
07 Jun 2018 Innovation Series: Strategy and Outcomes of Employee Engagement Hubs
30 Apr 2018 EBPA invited to WP&BC Seattle Meeting
05 Apr 2018 April 2018 Education Program
01 Feb 2018 February 2018 Education Program
07 Dec 2017 December Education Program
16 Nov 2017 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - ACA Developments
28 Sep 2017 September Education Program
08 Jun 2017 June Education Program
06 Apr 2017 April Education Program
02 Feb 2017 February Education Program
01 Dec 2016 December Education Program
14 Sep 2016 September Education Program
02 Jun 2016 June Education Program
07 Apr 2016 April Education Program
25 Feb 2016 February Education Program
03 Dec 2015 EBPA/WAHU--Joint Education Program
17 Sep 2015 September Education Program
04 Jun 2015 June Education Program
02 Apr 2015 April Education Program
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