Last week, SMA hosted its Annual Scientific Assembly where leaders from our territory states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia were unified in the association’s mission:

“To improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education.”

Several ideas for new educational activities were discussed, but more importantly, our new focus of bringing education to communities, clinics, and academic centers where it is most needed came to fruition. SMA believes targeted, customized educational activities are not only more affordable, but also can have a greater impact on patient care. In addition, interprofessional, team-based education can help improve efficiencies thereby impacting a practice’s bottom line.

There is clearly a lot of work do. If you are a member who hasn’t been involved, or you are thinking about joining, we encourage you to connect! Together, through education, we can conquer this “reform storm”. Please consider supporting our mission by becoming a member. If you would simply like to share thoughts, please contact me.

Randy Glick
Executive Director
Southern Medical Association
800-423-4992 ext. 189

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