SMA Annual Scientific Assembly

SMA's Annual Scientific Assembly

Chattanooga, TN

November 3-5, 2016

CME Conference

Southern Medical Association's premier educational event, the 2016 Annual Scientific Assembly.

Make plans now to join us in Chattanooga, Tennessee for an exciting time of networking, fun, and of course, quality accredited education you can't get anywhere else.

Act now - October 3rd is the last day to take advantage of SMA's special group rate.

What sets our conference apart?

Value - what you get for your money vs what you don't get elsewhere.

Only $595 for SMA members.

$695 Conference Special for Non-members.

FREE AirMEd ⋅ FREE Journal Access ⋅ FREE On-line Lectures ⋅ Discounts on SMA Products & Services

How does that compare to a free koozie or key-chain?

Quality, accredited education.

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Relevant topics with practical application, including:

* Recognizing/treating common dermatological conditions

* Appropriate lab tests and medication use/monitoring for musculoskeletal complaints

* Prescribing opioids for management of chronic pain ( 2 hours, meets most mandated state requirements)

* Cervical cancer screening/managing abnormal results

* Infectious diseases/travel medicine

* Understanding MACRA and RUC

* Triple aim/quadruple aim, patient safety, and quality

* And much more!

Dr. Wayne Weart's "New Drugs Update."

Back by popular demand!


Unable to make it to Chattanooga? Attend the meeting via Live Webcast.

2 days for only $400 ⋅ Individual days for only $200 each ⋅ No travel costs.

SMA's Annual Scientific Assembly begins in...

Psychiatry Pearls for the Primary Care Provider

Over a third of all mental-health care in the U.S. is now provided by primary care doctors, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and family practitioners.

Arrive early to this years Assembly and learn how to better treat depression, anxiety, and mental health issues in our Pre-Assembly Session.


YO-GA-na Feel Great!

Join SMA and an experienced instructor from Chattanooga's own Yoga Landing for this morning yoga session dedicated to gentle stretching, deep breathing and relaxation techniques designed to start your day with a sense of energy, well-being, and clarity. The session is open to ALL levels, including anyone who has never used a yoga mat before! Individuals will work to his or her own ability and comfort level. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. A small supply of mats will be available or feel free to bring your own.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:00-7:00 am

Yoga Mat

Play it FORWARD-Casino Night

Join your friends and colleagues for an exciting evening of casino games, dancing, food and fun! Proceeds will benefit SMA’s Research and Education Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to medical students.

The Play it Forward “ fun” raising event features a variety of casino games including Black Jack, slot machines, Roulette and more. There will also be a DJ providing music for dancing or listening while playing games. And, to keep the excitement going, drawings will be held throughout the evening from a variety of wonderful items.

We invite you to sign up for the event as you register for the conference and support our efforts to provide financial assistance to deserving medical students, the future of medicine.

Southern Medical Association is a 501(C)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Casino Game Night Poster

Chattanooga, Tennessee

SMA Annual Scientific Assembly
Chattanoogan Hotel - Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Chattanoogan
SMA's Group Rate $169

Voted 'Best of the Best' Hotel in Chattanooga for six consecutive years.

The Chattanoogan Hotel is located at the corner of 12th and Broad streets in downtown Chattanooga, near museums, The Tennessee Aquarium, retail stores and restaurants. It is only a block away from the city’s electric shuttle, which offers complimentary transportation to downtown and other areas. Rooms and suites at The Chattanoogan have views of downtown Chattanooga and the picturesque Lookout Mountain.

Photo Credit: Chattanooga CVB
Photo Credit: Chattanooga CVB

Chattanooga, Tennessee
One of the most popular travel destinations in the South.

Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South’s top travel destinations, named by the New York Times as one of the “Top 45 Places to go" in the World. Chattanooga is a spectacular city situated among the Appalachian Mountains in Southeast Tennessee and along the Tennessee River.