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For a calendar of Munson Healthcare specific CME events click here.


Clinical Ethics Conference: Ethics Bootcamp

Friday, May 17 | 7:30 am – 4:30 pm | Hagerty Center, Traverse City

Please join us for our annual Clinical Ethics Conference, which will include national keynote speaker Thaddeus Pope, JD, PhD, who will speak on medical decision making and protecting patients’ rights at the end of life.


  • Autonomy: Is the Customer Always Right?
  • Non-Maleficence: Does the Hippocratic Oath Make You Swear?
  • Beneficence: Just Because We Can, Does It Mean We Should?
  • Justice: Is It All About the Money?
  • The Patient Perspective: Did I Make the Right Choice?

Cost is $75 for Munson Healthcare affiliated providers, which includes breakfast and lunch. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and meets the annual licensure CME requirement for medical ethics.

For more information and to register online:


Asthma Symposium Dinner Lecture

Tuesday, May 21 | 5:30 – 6 pm: Registration/Reception; 6 – 8 pm: Dinner & Lecture | Traverse City Golf & Country Club

The Asthma Coalition of Northwest Michigan invites physicians, NPs, PAs, respiratory therapists, nurses, and MAs to attend a dinner lecture on “THC and Asthma.” Speaker will be Jeffrey Callard, PA-C, PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director, Emergency Physicians Medical Group, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor.

Learner Objectives:

  • Changes in cannabis legislation
  • Changes in cannabis use patterns
  • The “burning platform” for marijuana research
  • Current understanding of the pulmonary effects of cannabis use
  • Limitations to the current cannabis understanding
  • Limitations in the efficacy and safety of our current medicinal use
  • Future directions

Cost is $30, which includes dinner. This activity has been approved for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

Registration is required by May 17: Karen Kain,, 231-935-6264


Project ECHO: Substance Use Disorders Online Learning

1st & 3rd Wed./month starting 6.5.19 (topics vary) | noon – 1:30 pm | Zoom (free videoconferencing application via phone/computer)

Project ECHO® Saginaw Valley State University focuses on Substance Use Disorders including treatment, recovery, intervention, and prevention. These “virtual grand rounds” sessions provide an opportunity for health care professionals to gain confidence in identifying and treating substance use disorders in their practice. This learning opportunity is designed for any health care provider, mental health or substance use disorder professional, social worker, peer recovery specialist, administrator, or student. 2nd Session series begins June 5.

Use simple videoconferencing technology to connect to a community of learners that offers:

  • Opportunity to present actual patient cases, in a de-identified format, and receive specialty input
  • Addiction treatment training, including management of naloxone/buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone) and injectable naltrexone (e.g. Vivitrol)
  • Access to a virtual learning community for access to treatment guidelines, tools, and patient resources

No cost to participate. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

To register*:

*NOTE: You only need to register once, and once you do, you will start receiving reminder emails for upcoming ECHO sessions. The email will also include ZOOM set-up and connection instructions, topic highlights, presentation updates, and links to practice resources.


Journey to Reliability in Healthcare: A Focus on Safety and Continuous Improvement

June 6 & 7 | Grand Traverse Resort – Governors’ Hall, Traverse City
  • Thursday, June 6 | 8 am – 5 pm
  • Friday, June 7 | 8 am – 4 pm

As we navigate our journey to zero harm in health care, we hope you can join us for a two-day training.

Keynote Speakers

  • Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, President, Center for Open and Honest Communication at the Med Star Institute for Quality & Safety
  • Craig Clapper, CMQ/OE, Partner, HPI | Press Ganey Strategic Consulting
  • Jake Raymer, Munson Healthcare Chief Transformation Officer, President of the Institute for Enterprise Excellence
  • Robert Fitzgerald, MD, Pediatric Critical Care - PICU | Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
  • Ken Smith, Director of Associate Safety, SCL Health


  • How Safety Creates Better Quality, Employee Engagement, and Patient Experience
  • How a Daily Management System Creates a Safe System
  • The World of Leading Indicators
  • Human Factors in Cause Solving
  • Learning Good Safety Tactics – Briefs/Debriefs/Swarms
  • Provider Role in Patient Safety
  • The CANDOR Program – 4-Hour Training
  • Developing Skills for Better Rounding
  • Preventing Workplace Violence
  • Creating a Culture for Sepsis Management

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

For more information and to register by May 31: