2021 SCMA Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 22 - Sunday, April 25

Join your colleagues for the South Carolina Medical Association's Virtual Annual Meeting.

The SCMA Virtual Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 22 - Sunday April 25. Attendees can earn up to 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available virtually through the Annual Meeting, including the Controlled Substance Training (CST) which qualifies for the two hour requirement that is mandated by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Members can participate in the House of Delegates, Reference Committees, and Poster Competition virtually as well. Read on to find the details, including the schedule of this year’s meeting!

Registration Fees:

SCMA Member: $75 (+ service fees) 

Non Members must pay $395 (one year of membership dues) + $75 + service fees. Be sure to renew your membership before registering for the event. 

Please note that SCMA Resident/Fellow Members and Medical Student Members receive free membership and do not have to pay the registration fee.

Registration Deadline has been extended to: April 14, 2021

Whova Platform:
The SCMA will be using the Whova platform for the virtual meeting. Once you've registered for the meeting (you must register first - click on the green meeting registration button below to register), attendees will have the option of downloading the Whova app and/or accessing the event through our exclusive website link: (https://whova.com/portal/webapp/smaam_202012/).

You must register first to have access. In order to gain access to either platform (app or website), attendees will use the same email address they used to register and will need to create a password.

Upon entering the Whova platform, you will be able search the agenda by date and access information regarding each educational session including speaker information and links to view sessions once they are live.


Questions: Contact Ms. Rebecca Brannon rbrannon@scmedical.org 

Register Now Agenda Speakers

House of Delegates


SCMA’s House of Delegates (HOD) will convene virtually for its annual meeting on Friday, April 23, 2021 and Sunday, April 25, 2021. The HOD gives physicians from across the state an opportunity to gather as a professional group to present and debate policies that affect the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care in South Carolina.

Each component medical society is entitled to representation in the House of Delegates and is required by SCMA’s bylaws to select and promptly report the names of delegates to the SCMA Office. If you are interested in participating in the House of Delegates, contact your local county medical society.

Resolutions


A Message from the Speaker and Vice Speaker of the SCMA House of Delegates

Resolution Process Changes

Dear SCMA House of Delegates and Members,

As you are aware, we made the decision to hold the SCMA House of Delegates Virtually this year. There will be challenges with this format, so we are trying to plan ahead to make it as smooth as possible. Listed below are a few changes to make the process for this year’s virtual House of Delegates as efficient and productive as possible. We expect delays due to technology transitions between speakers and the potential for extra resolutions since we were unable to meet last year.

  • Please submit only urgent and timely resolutions. When considering your resolution please realize that some resolutions are complex and warrant a full in-person debate. Such resolutions may be better considered for the following year when we are planning to be together in-person. We look forward to that time. In the event that we receive a high number of Resolutions which will be difficult to handle virtually due to the added time of technology, the Speaker and Vice-Speaker will decide which Resolutions are most timely to move forward and may have to hold some for 2022 when we expect to resume in-person debate. We hope this is not needed but provide this information in advance of submissions in order to encourage thoughtful submissions during the COVID virtual platform.
  • Debate will be limited to one minute for each person speaking in the House of Delegates and two minutes for each person speaking Reference Committees.
  • Most of your debate should be done in the Reference Committees. Please plan to attend the Reference Committee as the debate should take place there with minimal debate on the House floor.
  • The Speaker and Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates will have the authority to move debate that is running too long to the end of the meeting to ensure all other business can be completed.
  • All resolutions must be submitted to the SCMA Board of Trustees at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening session of the House of Delegates (by close of business March 24, 2021). To submit your resolution to the Board of Trustees, please email the resolution in a Word document to Natalie Salley. Click here to view an example of a resolution.
  • Late resolutions will not be accepted. If there is an exceptional reason why a resolution needs to be heard and added late (i.e.: a specialty society member whose society met late prompting a late resolution) then those will be handled on a case by case basis as directed in the SCMA Bylaws.
  • We will be utilizing the Zoom platform for the House of Delegates. Delegates and Alternate Delegates will be asked to download the Zoom app for free. (download Zoom here: https://zoom.us/download).
  • Alternate Delegates (when not sitting for a Delegate) and guests will be able to access the HOD via a special Zoom link within the Whova platform.

More details about the meeting will be shared soon with a link for Delegates and Alternate Delegates to sign up for the HOD meeting. Please note: everyone must register for the annual meeting in order to serve as a delegate or alternate delegate by clicking on the registration link below.

Please be prepared for the Sunday House of Delegates to go longer than scheduled. We will do our best to get through all business in a timely manner and if all processes above are followed, we should have no problem getting through everything. We recognize that we face some unique challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we appreciate and value your time.

Sincerely,

Helen Stockinger, MD
Speaker, South Carolina Medical Association

Jeffrey Cashman, DO
Vice Speaker, South Carolina Medical Association

Resident & Student Poster Presentation


SCMA’s 16th Annual Student and Resident Poster Presentation

The poster presentations are in the process of being judged. Winners will be announced at the SCMA's Friday House of Delegates session. 

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