Advancing Women’s Healthcare in Washington


Greetings fellow WSOA members!

Spring is just around the corner and our Washington State roads and mountain passes are at last more easily navigated.  Perfect timing as we have received an invitation from the Washington State Psychiatric Association to their annual meeting Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Seattle.  The theme for their meeting this year is reproductive-related mood disorders, a condition we all address in our daily practices.  If you are interested, click here.

I would also like to introduce our new association executive Darla White.  She and Leena DerYuen have worked hard to transition our administrative affairs to the WSMA specialty societies division.  She is our new primary contact for all your questions regarding your member benefits. We are rebuilding our website and, when complete, plan to include member updates, a jobs board for members to post and search for professional positions along with an electronic means to apply for or renew your membership and register for our annual meeting December 5-6, 2014.  Should any of you have ideas for inclusion in our new website, please let me know!

The scientific program for our annual meeting is nearly complete.  We are looking forward to some excellent talks that include anti-coagulation in pregnancy, cardiac disease in women: pregnancy and beyond, STAN and a practical approach to ICD-10 coding for obstetrics, gynecology and office practice.  Hope to see all of you there.


Rita Hsu MD
President, WSOA


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