Speakers' Letter - February 8, 2023

Speakers' Letter

February 8, 2023

Speakers’ Letter
2023 SCMA Annual Meeting and House of Delegates
Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa
April 27-30, 2023


SCMA Members:

This letter is intended to help in your preparations for the South Carolina Medical Association Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach. I will continue offering updates on key topics leading up to the Annual Meeting and House of Delegates. Information about the House of Delegates, CMEs, MSS/RFS Poster Competition, Inauguration and Gala, meeting attire, and code of conduct can be found in the November 2022 Speakers’ Letter.



Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting is now open. You can register for the meeting and make hotel reservations on the SCMA Annual Meeting website.

  • Registration Deadline: April 14
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 28

The full event schedule and CME agenda can also be found on the SCMA Annual Meeting website.



The SCMA is currently seeking nominations from the South Carolina county medical societies for three distinguished awards to be presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting:

  1. Physician of the Year Award for Community Service
    This award is presented to a physician who generates community spirit and vivaciousness appreciated by his/her neighbors, patients, and colleagues.

  2. Service to the Community Award for a County Medical Society
    This award is given to a county medical society for its service to the community and efforts to promote health for South Carolinians through a society project, initiative, or support.

  3. Healthy Children in Our Communities Award
    This award is given to a county medical society who has promoted a healthy living project with a notable physician champion that encourages the value of healthy choices in youth ages 11 to 18.

Please note that the deadline for nominations for all awards is March 10, 2023. Email Rebecca Brannon rbrannon@scmedical.org for the nomination form.


Delegates and Alternate Delegates

If you desire to serve as a delegate for your district, we ask that you reach out to your Trustee or County Medical Society. Delegates must be active SCMA members, and you are also encouraged to be active members of your local society, if available. If you do not know who represents your region, please reach out to Diana Fernandez (dianaf@scmedical.org).



Any member of the SCMA may submit a resolution for consideration. All resolutions must be submitted to the SCMA Board of Trustees by March 10, 2023. To submit your resolution to the Board of Trustees, please email the resolution in a Word document to Ms. Diana Fernandez


Reference Committee Volunteers

If you would like to serve on a reference committee, please reach out to Diana Fernandez (dianaf@scmedical.org). We are always seeking ways for attendees to serve in active roles with the SCMA and the House of Delegates.

We look forward to an exciting year and continued involvement in the policy making process for the SCMA. Please continue to follow the SCMA Physician Alerts and SCMedNews, and also access our website at scmedical.org for updated information.


Yours in service,

Jeff Cashman, DO, MS, Speaker
Stefanie M. Putnam, MD, Vice-Speaker