February 2, 2021

2021 SCMA Virtual Annual Meeting Registration Now Open for Members

It is time for the 2021 SCMA Annual Meeting that will allow physicians to receive 14 hours of CME credit, including the hours needed to meet the SC drug course requirements.

January 26, 2021

More contagious COVID-19 variant first discovered in Brazil detected for first time in United States

The Washington Post (1/25, Achenbach) reports, “Minnesota officials announced Monday they have identified a person infected with a highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus that has been spreading at alarming rates in recent weeks in Brazil.”

January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The SCMA has continued to push for vaccination access to physicians and in physician offices.  Make no mistake - physicians want to be vaccinated and want to vaccinate their patients.

January 11, 2021

2021 SCMA Annual Meeting

Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and after thoughtful review and discussion, the SCMA Board of Trustees believes the safest approach for members, attendees, speakers and staff is to move the 2021 SCMA Annual Meeting to a virtual format.

December 31, 2020

A Message from DHEC on the Vaccine

The SCMA continues to work on providing access to the COVID-19 vaccine for non-affiliated physicians and staff. We have been working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) over the past week to answer direct questions from physicians, and also to assist in staging access sites. This evening DHEC provided the below message directly for SCMA physicians as an update on the process. We will continue to provide updates regularly in this fluid situation.

December 28, 2020

President signs measure that includes $900B in COVID-19 stimulus relief

The New York Times (12/27, A1, Cochrane, Schwartz, Friedman) reports that on Sunday, the president “signed a measure providing $900 billion in pandemic aid and funding the government through September.

December 24, 2020

Updates to Physician Questions on Receiving the Vaccine

Physicians have many questions on how to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves and staff. The SCMA is continuing to work with DHEC to obtain answers. Below is a new series of questions and answers on the COVID-19 vaccine.

December 18, 2020

How Do Physicians Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The SCMA has been sending out information on registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for several weeks. With the arrival of the vaccine this week, physicians have had many questions these last few days. Below is a list of the questions we are getting a lot of, along with the answers, in hopes of helping everyone through this process.

December 12, 2020


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech Friday evening, a move that was warmly greeted by the healthcare industry as the U.S. and nations around the world continue to face unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic.