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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SCMA Annual Meeting

The SCMA has been aggressively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time, we feel that we cannot risk the safety of our physicians, staff, and exhibitors and have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 30 - Sunday, May 3, 2020.

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


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.


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

Online CME Courses

Control Substance Training




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


July 30

South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting

Marriott – Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC

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September 16

2020 Trustees Administrators and Providers (TAP) Conference

Hilton Head Island Hilton Head, SC

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Save The Date

South Carolina/North Carolina Chapters of the American College of Surgeons 2020 Annual Meeting

July 10

Marriott – Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC

The South Carolina/North Carolina Chapters of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting will be packed full of opportunities for Continuing Medical Education, networking, and advancing the future of medicine in a relaxing, enjoyable setting.

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South Carolina/North Carolina Societies of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting

July 24

The Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

Join your colleagues for the SC/NC Societies of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting.

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South Carolina Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting

September 11

The Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

The South Carolina Society of Pathologists is dedicated to fostering high professional standards in the practice of pathology and improving patient care through the promotion and support of pathology to the Society's members, and the local pathology community.

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May 20, 2020

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Parents: Call Your Pediatrician!

With national data showing immunization rates for all ages dipping to dangerously low levels, today the American Academy of Pediatrics is launching a campaign urging parents to call their pediatricians to schedule check-ups and vaccines for children of all ages.

May 8, 2020

97% of practices feel COVID-19 financial sting: Where to get help

AMA experts offer advice on financial sustainability for the many physician practices faced with tough decisions amid postponements, cancellations of nonurgent care.

April 27, 2020

How doctors can claim share of additional $20 billion in CARES Act aid

Physician practices will get COVID-19 relief pay in proportion to 2018 net patient revenue.