Annual Scientific Assembly - Southern Medical Association
SMA & ASH

SMA Annual Scientific Assembly &
Special Joint Symposium*

October 31 - November 2, 2018

Charleston, South Carolina

*Special Joint Symposium
of SMA & the Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension

November 2, 2018

Southern Medical Association's premier educational event. Make plans now to join us in charming Charleston, South Carolina for an exciting time of networking, fun, and of course, quality accredited education you can't get anywhere else.

We look forward to seeing you in Charleston!

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The Assembly will feature presentations focusing on Physician Burnout, Physician Leadership, as well as clinical topics including Cardiopulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Orthopedics. There will be abstract sessions, a special Forum featuring Deans from the medical schools in South Carolina, as well as a networking roundtable luncheon, and SMA Alliance sessions and events.

Wednesday, October 31


6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration

7:00 - 7:45 AM
Meet the Poster Presenters Breakfast

7:45 - 8:15 AM
SMA Member General Session

8:15 - 9:30 AM
Deans' Panel

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Presidential Keynote Speaker

10:30 - 10:45 AM
Break

10:45 - 11:30 AM
Poster Presentations & Voting

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Roundtable Lunch 

12:15 - 12:30 PM
Poster Awards 

12:30 - 2:30 PM
Oral Abstract Presentations

2:30 -2:45 PM
Break

2:45 3:45 PM
GI Diseases Relevant in the South

3:45 - 4:00 PM
Abstract Awards and Session Wrap-Up

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Halloween-Themed Reception

Thursday, November 1

6:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration 

7:00 - 7:45 AM
Continental Breakfast 

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Individual Healing in Health Care: Systematic Causes/How Does It Happen & What Do We Do About It?

8:45 - 9:30 AM
Individual Healing in Health Care: Interpersonal Causes/How Does It Happen & What Do We Do About It?

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion

10:00 - 10:15 AM
Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM
From HF-rEF to HER2: What’s new in Pharmacological Therapeutics?

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Cardiopulmonary Presentation

12:15 - 1:15 PM
Lunch CME Session: The Good & Bad Attributes/Qualities of Physician Leadership

1:15 -  2:15 PM
Newer Orthopedic Modalities & Therapies 

2:15 - 3:15 PM
Orthopedics: Sports Medicine

3:15 - 3:30 PM
Break 

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Rheumatologic Disorders

4:30 - 5:30 PM
SMA Presidential Installation/1906 & 1924 Scholarship Awards

6:00 - 7:30 PM
ASH/SMA Reception

Friday, November 2

6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration

7:00 - 7:45 AM
Continental Breakfast 

7:45 - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Introductions

8:00 - 9:20 AM
The Risk Profile of the Southern Patient

  1. The Stroke Risks
  2. The Heart Risks
  3. The Kidney Risks
  4. Panel Discussion

9:20 - 10:40 AM
Monitoring Blood Pressure & Disease Risks

  1. Out-of-Office/Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
  2. Clinical Measurement of Blood Pressure/Arterial Stiffness
  3. Data Management Systems 
  4. Panel Discussion 

10:40 - 11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, and Diabetes

  1. Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines for the Southern Patient
  2. Cholesterol Treatment
  3. Diabetes Treatment
  4. Panel Discussion

12:30 - 1:40 PM
Lunch with Faculty

1:40 - 3:00 PM
Strategies and Interventions for Implementation

  1. Protocols, Strategies, and Programs – Kaiser Permanente Experience:
  2. Global Strategies/Western Hemisphere Strategy
  3. Hypertension Management - Local to Global Experience:
  4. Panel Discussion

3:00 - 3:20 PM
Break 

3:20 - 4:30 PM
Where Do We Go in the Future: Protocol Implementation: Panel Discussion 

Charleston Marriot

SMA Reservation Discounts
Deadline: October 1, 2018

Make Your Hotel Reservation Now:
To make your reservation, visit the Marriott Reservation event website.

Travel Assistance:
Call Fadwa at (800)423-4992 Ext. 109.

CONFERENCE
October 31 - November 2, 2018
Charleston Marriott
Charleston, SC
Call (800)423-4992 Ext. 620 for assistance.

Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Our location overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment.

Our downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers. Savor delicious favorites at our signature on-site restaurant, Saffire.

Unwind enjoying the Ashley River sunset with a cocktail at one of the only roof top bars in Charleston, Aqua Terrace. If you're here simply to relax, enjoy your time by our spacious outdoor salt water pool or courtyard area. Our destination hotel in downtown Charleston is the one spot where you can work & play, mix & mingle, and relax!

Cancellation Policy:  All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by October 24, 2018. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.

Southern Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Assembly

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Accredited

American Board of Internal Medicine -
Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.75 MOC knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Special Joint Symposium of SMA & the Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension: Improving the Lives of Southern Patients

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Medical Association and the Carolinas-Georgia-Florida Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension.

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine - Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.75 MOC knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Other Healthcare Professionals

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many national accrediting organizations, such as AAPA, ANCC, AANPCP, as well as state boards, recognize ACCME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and these credits may be used as such toward continuing education requirements.

Upon completion of attendance attestation and evaluation, all non-physician professional attendees will receive a certificate of attendance stating that these conferences are certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. It is the responsibility of each professional attendee to understand the requirements for license renewal.  SMA encourages all attendees to contact their state or national licensing board(s) and/or professional organization(s) to become familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit.

"The Annual Assembly” conference is currently in the planning stages.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Don't miss out.

Physician/Healthcare Professional (Includes ASH-SMA Joint Symposium) $495  
Active/Retired Military  $395
SMA Alliance Member $135  
Alliance Non-Member $160  
Medical Student/Resident/Fellow $ 25  
Live Webcast $395  
ASH-SMA Joint Symposium Only (Friday, November 2 Only) $175
Webcast
Register for the Webcast

Can’t make it to Charleston this year?

No need to miss out on quality CME! Join the LIVE conference webcast and receive the same number of credits as if you attended the conference in person.

All 4 days for only $495
Individual days for only $195 each ⋅ No time away from home ⋅ No travel costs.

Broadcast Information

  • The day of the broadcast, plan to sign-in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
  • Access by the website by clicking the link in your confirmation email.
  • Approximately one week prior to the Conference, you will also receive instructions via email regarding accessing the on-line syllabus materials, as well as instructions for claiming CME/CE credit.

SMA Webcast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Live Webcast?

A webcast is streaming audio and video of a conference, which you may watch live from your home or office computer.

Can multiple people from my company watch the webcast?

Yes; however, only the registered attendee will receive CME/CE credit.

Will I be able to ask questions through a chat session while watching the webcast?

At this time, you will not have the ability to ask questions during the live broadcast.

How long do I have access to the lectures following the course?

The broadcast will be available on-demand approximately 7 working days after the event.

NOTE:  In order to claim CME credit, you must watch the LIVE event.  Credit will NOT be awarded for watching the sessions “on-demand” after the conclusion of the conference.

Can I watch from my iPhone, iPad, or smart devices?

For best viewing results, the preferred format for viewing the webcast is on a PC or laptop computer.  You may view on smart devices (ie, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc); however, the graphics may not be as clear.

Will I need to install software in advance?

No.

Will I need access to both the internet and a telephone?

All of our sessions are delivered via your personal computer or laptop’s speakers with access to the Internet.  Dial-in is not available.

How will I claim my CME credit?

After watching the sessions LIVE, you will be emailed a link to evaluate the sessions, and to claim CME credit.  You must attest that you watched the event “live” in order to claim the credit.

May I view the webcast on my Mac?

Yes.

What is the minimal transfer rate for the Internet Connection (streaming rate)?

You will need a high speed connection, 5mbps minimum

Other Technical Requirements

  • Windows:  x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only).  1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers.  Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+
  • Mac:  A Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.5+, Google Chrome 16.0+
  • Internet Connection:  A Cable or DSL internet connection (200 kbps+) is highly recommended for the best experience.  A low speed modem connection (56k) can be used, but is not recommended and buffering is to be expected.
  • IMPORTANT – If you are planning to view any online course from a place of work, it is HIGHLY recommended that you first check with your IT department and/or Network Administrator to make sure that:
    • You are allowed access to install programs on your computer and
    • You are allowed access to view online streaming media.

Exhibiting at the Medical Summit – Annual Scientific Assembly provides your company access to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners specializing or certified in the areas of internal medicine, family or general medicine, and other specialties related to the topics of the meeting. [Learn More]

Thursday, November 1

2018 Exhibitor Listing

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