2022 SCMA Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2022 SCMA Annual Meeting is now open.

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COVID-19 Resources

The SCMA has compiled state and federal resources to facilitate answers on COVID-19 for South Carolina physicians.

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Slow the Spread

As leaders of the health community here in South Carolina, the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina all strongly encourage you to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask in public.

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Opioid Crisis

Through the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership, SCMA is sharing resources to help physicians and clinical care teams facilitate conversations with patients who have acute pain, chronic pain, and addiction. The Partnership aims to support medical providers’ efforts to have conversations with patients about pain, and the appropriate use of alternatives to opioids in pain management.

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We are the physicians who care for South Carolina.

The South Carolina Medical Association is the largest physician organization in the state, representing more than 6,000 physicians, residents, and medical students.

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Membership

The South Carolina Medical Association is the only membership organization in South Carolina that represents physicians of all specialties and geographic locations.

Advocacy

The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. SCMA has a constant presence at the South Carolina State House and SCMA staff works methodically to guide SCMA members though statewide issues affecting the practice of medicine.

Education

The SCMA offers our members timely and resourceful educational sessions for maintaining compliance with CME requirements.

Online CME Courses

6th Edition - Approved Procedures for South Carolina Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substance

Category:

Downloadable

Credits:

2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians who prescribe or distribute opioids with an appreciation for the complexities of opioid prescribing and drug diversion or misuse in order to provide the best possible patient care and to prevent a growing social problem.

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Live CME Courses

Wednesday

February 16

Variants and Vaccines – A COVID Update


Live Webinar

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Save The Date

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society of South Carolina

March 18

Francis Marion Hotel Charleston, SC


Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society of South Carolina Annual Meeting Friday, March 18-20, 2022 at the Francis Marion in Charleston, South Carolina

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SCMA Board of Trustees Meeting

March 24

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

April 8

Charleston Marriott Charleston, SC


South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery 2022 Annual Meeting At the Charleston Marriott Hotel.

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News

January 13, 2022

SC could make it easier for hospitals to build in a new location, opening access to patients

Lawmakers are pushing a bill that aims to increase patient access to health care by eliminating a process to require medical providers to get state approval to build new hospitals or other medical facilities and obtain large medical equipment.

December 28, 2021

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

December 9, 2021

AMA, AHA Sue Feds Over No Surprises Act Final Rule

The hospital and physician groups filed lawsuit against the federal government over a No Surprises Act final rule that will implement the independent dispute resolution process.

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