Medical Summit

Medical Summit and Annual Scientific Assembly CME Conference

Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 2-4, 2017

Tentative Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, November 2, 2017

4:00-8:00 pm

Registration Open

6:00-7:30 pm
SMA/SMAA Presidents' Welcome Reception

7:00-9:00 pm
Evening Educational Session
(Medical Errors)*


Friday, November 3, 2017

7:00 am-5:00 pm
Registration Open

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors/View Posters

7:00 am-5:30 pm
SMA/SMAA Hospitality Area Open

8:00 am-12:15 pm
Morning CME Educational Sessions
(Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence, HIV, Medical Marijuana)*

12:15-1:15 pm
Lunch CME Educational Session
(Social Media and Physicians)*

1:15-5:00 pm
Afternoon CME Educational Sessions
(Psychiatry/Mental Health, MACRA/MIPS)*

5:30-7:00 pm
President’s Social

Saturday, November 4, 2017

6:30 am-6:00 pm
Registration Open

6:30-7:30 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors/Meet Poster Presenters

6:30 am-12:45 pm
SMA/SMAA Hospitality Area Open

7:30-9:30 am
Abstract Session

9:45-10:15 am
SMA Presidential Installation

10:15-11:30 am
Morning CME Educational Sessions
(Sports Medicine, Quality of Care)*

11:45 am-12:45 pm
Lunch CME Educational Session
(Concussion Management)*

12:45-6:00 pm
Afternoon CME Education Sessions
(Adult & Pediatric Emergency Care; Colorectal Surgery; Cultural Competency; Women’s Cardiac Health)*

*Topics listed above are tentative and subject to change. The schedule, final topics, and invited faculty are being finalized; please check back frequently for updates.

Portions of this activity are developed to meet Florida’s CME requirements.

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club - Booking Instructions

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Leave your worries behind and lie in the lap of luxury at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Satisfy your appetite for culture at popular St. Petersburg attractions, from the Salvador Dalí Museum to the Morean Arts Center. Then enjoy an exciting game at Tropicana Field or relax on one of Florida's countless scenic beaches. After your day of excitement, retreat to the resort and unwind in stylish guest rooms featuring expansive marble bathrooms, plush bedding, and LCD TVs.

SMA's Group Rate:  $199

SMA has negotiated a special group rate of $199 per room, per night, for single or double occupancy, plus state and local taxes (currently 13%). All conferees, families, and guests are requested to book reservations within our block. This ensures SMA can provide conference services and complimentary breakfasts and breaks to all registered attendees.

Reservation Deadline:  October 3, 2017

After this date, reservations will be accepted by the hotel on a space-and-rate available basis. You are encouraged to book as early as possible, as room availability and/or the group rate may be sold out prior to the reservation deadline.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy:

A deposit of one night’s room and tax will be required on booking.  Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit deposit.

Make A Reservation:

By Phone:

Hotel reservations may be made by calling The Vinoy® Renaissance’s Group Reservations department at 1-888-789-3090.  Reference the group as “SMA 2017 Annual Scientific Assembly” to take advantage of the group room rates.


You may also make your reservation on-line by clicking on the direct group reservation link below to take advantage of the group room rates.

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

Explore St. Perersburg

St. Petersburg - Downtown Skyline
Photo Courtesy of St.Petersburg/Clearwater Convention Bureau

It might not get as much buzz as Miami, but St. Petersburg perfectly embodies Florida’s designation as the ‘Sunshine State’. Its warm, clear weather lasts nearly year-round. Which, given its other big draw, beautiful beaches, is great news. Those who want a little culture with their sand can visit the Salvador Dali Museum, which hosts the largest collection of his work in the western world.

Visiting the City


Parks & Recreation

Arts & Culture

Sunshine City - St. Petersburg Trolley

St. Pete Pier

St. Petersburg Dali Museum
Photo Courtesy of St.Petersburg/Clearwater Convention Bureau

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On the quiet gulf coast of Florida between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, a surprisingly liberal gem of a city glistens in the sun. St. Petersburg, a city formerly defined by blue-haired retirees and early-bird specials, has shed its dowdy image in the past decade. Its downtown is undergoing an ambitious program of urban renewal, with shops, galleries and cafes opening among the small-scale buildings and former vacation bungalows. Artists live and work here, and live music is always featured in one corner of the city and ranges from outdoor rock shows to intimate jazz clubs...

Salvador Dalí Museum

Fort DeSoto Park

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