Leading Well in Today's Health Care Environment: Intro

Leading Well in Today's Health Care Environment: Intro

Leading Well in Today’s Health Care Environment: An Introduction

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Noon – 1 p.m. ET



Members: Free
Nonmembers: $75
Registration required

Program description:

Starting in February 2022, ISMA will offer a physician leadership course in conjunction with the Washington State Medical Association. The program will combine live and online learning so participants can develop and hone their leadership skills at their convenience. We’re pleased to offer this introductory webinar to help you determine if this opportunity is right for you.

After residency, many physicians will find themselves leading a multidisciplinary team charged with delivering the highest-quality care to patients. Being an effective team leader requires core leadership competencies – skills that aren’t taught in medical school. Physicians who lack these skills may feel unprepared and overburdened with unexpected responsibilities – a recipe for burnout.

Developing core leadership competencies can strengthen a physician’s resilience, improve time and stress management, and help improve workflow efficiency. ISMA is committed to helping physicians develop these and other skills they need to thrive professionally in today’s health care environment, regardless of the type or size of their organization.


At the end of this introductory webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Detail a broad overview of the basic competencies required for leadership, including those related to:
    1. Patient safety and performance improvement;
    2. Leadership and management of individuals, teams, and organizations;
    3. Planning and finance;
    4. Creating and maintaining an ongoing personal leadership development plan.
  • Describe the interactive adult education learning techniques used in this course.
  • Give examples from within the course of the evidence basis for leadership development, including research and scholarship on effectiveness and best practices in leadership


Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Professor Emeritus
University of Washington
Departments of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences & Health Services

About the speaker:

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA, is professor emeritus of psychiatry and of behavioral sciences and health services at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in leadership development and coaching of physicians and other senior health care leaders, improving quality measures, and leading change in medical institutions. A seasoned physician executive and clinician, he brings together expertise in clinical systems improvement and a clinically informed coaching style that has allowed him to assist physicians and senior executives in their journey of self-improvement and professional growth.

After completing a master’s degree in health administration at UW, Dr. Walker served as chief medical officer for the UW Medical Center and as a core faculty member of the UW Master of Health Administration Program. His principal community outreach continues through the Washington State Medical Association’s Center for Leadership, where he has developed evidence-based leadership development programs for senior health care executives and physicians.

Dr. Walker is a faculty member in the American Association for Physician Leadership, where he regularly teaches courses in quality, and is a board member of the Washington State Physicians Health Program.

As a clinician, Dr. Walker spent 20 years as psychiatric consultant for the UW Family Medicine Clinic and was Chief of Psychiatry at UW Medical Center. His career academic research focus has been integration of mental health into primary and specialty care medical settings and the correlation of childhood maltreatment with medically unexplained physical symptoms in adulthood.

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. No members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or seminars@ismanet.org.



PLEASE NOTE: Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email containing dial-in and web access information.




11/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM