Register NOW for the Washington State Orthopaedic Association’s third Regional Educational Outreach Program (REOP)

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Jointly provided by Seattle Science Foundation and the Washington State Orthopaedic Association


There is no fee for physicians to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and how to claim CME.

WSOA’s REOP is a six-part series of one-hour webinars designed to provide a regional overview of local orthopaedic surgery concerns, including the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on orthopaedic practice; regulatory and legislative issues affecting orthopaedic medicine in Washington state; and regulatory and compliance updates. Our third REOP event has a focus on the Tri-cities, hosted by WSOA Board Member Dr. Chris Kontogianis, and features the following presentation:

  • It’s a Bad Time to Get Sick in America: Impact of Corporate Business on Healthcare, Dr. Christopher Kontogianis
  • O for Olympia, O for OptimismJim Hedrick
  • Starting Practice: What They Didn’t Tell You in Training,  Dr. Jessica M. Kohring

Dr. Christopher Kontogianis is an orthopaedic surgeon in Kennewick, WA and has over 34 years of experience. He is a managing member of Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates and medical director of High Desert Surgery Center. In his free time, Dr. “K” enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking. He serves on the WSOA board and is also very active with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has a particular interest in medical economics, the future of medicine, and its impact on our country and its future.

Jim Hedrick works as an advocate in state government and consultant on public policy matters. Jim has worked various issues including scope of practice, balance billing, and insurance coverage. Jim has worked in Olympia for over 30 years in the legislative arena with stints in state agencies and the governor’s office and has represented not only health care clients but also has extensive experience in state budgets and taxation, natural resources, higher education, and economic development. Prior to contract lobbying Jim served as Legislative Director, Office of Financial Management; and Acting Legislative Director, Governor’s Office; and Legislative Liaison, Department of Revenue.

Dr. Jessica M. Kohring is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery. She specializes in the treatment of all foot and ankle conditions including sports medicine, Dr. Kohring began practicing with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists in 2019.

After completing her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University, Dr. Kohring went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She then completed her residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah and a foot and ankle orthopedic surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester, New York.

Seattle Science Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Seattle Science Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each session is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

WSOA REOP Webinar: Focus on the Tri-Cities, Wednesday, March 24