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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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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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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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

Control Substance Training

Category:

Downloadable

Credits:

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Many continuing medical education (CME) courses are available on pain management and opioid misuse. However, few CME activities provide guidance that can be used in real-life clinical situations. The guidance presented in this CME is primarily derived from publicly available sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) opioid prescribing guidelines, Oregon State Resource for Professionals Treating Pain, Acute Pain Management: Meeting the Challenges by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and current National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommendations on the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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Live CME Courses

Friday

September 25

Virtual Clinical Workshop: Innovations in Patient Centered Medical Home and Quality Improvement


Live Webinar

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Friday

October 9

Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview and Update on the Latest Findings


Live Webinar

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Save The Date

South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

October 22

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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South Carolina Medical Association Executive Committee Meeting

December 16

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Executive Committee Meeting

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South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

January 28

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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News

September 14, 2020

Survey: Majority of U.S. physicians report pay cuts due to COVID-19

The majority of U.S. doctors say they've seen a reduction in how much they're getting paid during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Medscape.

September 2, 2020

Call to Action! Protect Physicians from COVID-19 Liability!

ALERT! The SCMA needs your help! The Senate and House are considering legislation to protect physicians from COVID-19 lawsuits. Act now to ensure this legislation is passed. Physicians should not be sued for serving the public during a pandemic.

August 29, 2020

California Governor Newsom signs landmark CMA-supported law to protect children from candy-flavored tobacco

Despite fierce opposition from Big Tobacco, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a bill that will end the sale of flavored tobacco products – including minty menthol. With the governor’s signature on SB 793 (Hill, D-San Mateo), California will have among the nation's strongest protections against Big Tobacco’s business model that markets deadly tobacco products to kids, especially in low-income and Black and Brown communities.

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