We Are Going Virtual!

Southern Regional Assembly

Celebrating 111 years of scientific education

October 9-10, 2020

Join Us From the Comfort of Your Home or Office!

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COVID-19 Virtual Meeting Statement

In light of on-going developments with COVID-19, SMA has decided to move our 2020 Southern Regional Assembly to an online, virtual experience that will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10. We believe this is the safest approach for the well-being of our audience of healthcare providers and we are excited that a virtual event makes it possible to broaden the learning opportunities and engagement at this time.

Networking is a cornerstone of our annual event. Attendees, connecting from the comfort and safety of their home or office, will be able to participate in question and answer sessions and engage with the speakers through our virtual conference platform.

Best of all, all of the educational sessions will be easily accessible on-demand post-meeting to view at your convenience, if you are unable to attend the virtual event.

Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Free
Guests Free
SMA Members $40 (Discount code sent via email)
Physicians/Healthcare Professionals Fee $50

SMA Southern Regional Assembly
Educational Schedule of Events

Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm Central Time

5:30-5:45 pm SMA Member First General Session (SMA Members only)
5:45-6:30 pm Welcome Address: Mission Medicine: How to Make a Positive Impact
Philip Hartman, MD, SMA 2019-2020 President
6:30 pm Virtual Social Hour:
7:30 pm Adjourn

October 10, 2020, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm CENTRAL time

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Educational Sessions

Breakout #1 (Room A) Breakout #2 (Room B)
8:00-8:45 am Evidence-based Use of Acupuncture, Mary Ann Barnes, MD
8:45-9:30 am Stop the Bleed, Leonardo Geraci, DO
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-10:30 am Getting Documentation Done to Get Paid Leveraging Voice Recognition Technology - A Primer on 2021 CMS E&M Documentation Changes and How Using Voice Technology Can Make That Easier, Bradley Gray, DO
10:30-11:15 am Diagnosis of Pigmented Lesions, G. Michael Guenther, MD
11:15 am-12:00 pm Building Leadership Skills in Medicine, Kevin Hartman, MD
12:00-12:15 pm Break
12:15 - 2:15 pm SMA Digital Posters: Session 1A
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Categories: Emergency & Disaster Medicine; and Medicine & Medical Specialties
SMA Digital Posters: Session 1B
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Categories: Public Health & Environmental Medicine; Quality Health Care, Patient Safety, & Best Practices; and Surgery & Surgical Specialties
2:15-2:30 pm Break
2:30-4:30 pm SMA Digital Posters: Session 2A
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Category: Medicine & Medical Specialties
SMA Digital Posters: Session 2B
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Categories: Surgery & Surgical Specialties; Women’s & Children’s Health
4:30-4:45 pm Break
4:45-5:45 pm SMA Digital Posters: Session 3A
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Category: Medicine & Medical Specialties
SMA Digital Posters: Session 3B
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Categories: Women’s & Children’s Health; and Bioethics & Medical Education
5:45-6:00 pm 2021 SMA Presidential Installation
6:00 pm Assembly Adjourns


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 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.


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Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.