Southern Regional Assembly 2020

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.

If you prefer to attend the meeting live in Kentucky, there are a limited number of seats available.
Please contact SMA for details – [email protected].

Virtual - Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Free
Virtual - SMA Members $50
Virtual - SMA Nonmembers $75

Tentative Schedule of Events (lecture times are subject to change)

October 9, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm EASTERN time – SMA Members Only Events

12:00-7:00 pm Welcome/Registration Check-in Hospitality Area
1:30-3:30 pm SMA and SMAS Board Meeting (Board Members only)
3:30-5:30 pm SMA Leadership Forum (Committee Members only)
5:30-6:30 pm 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 President
6:30 pm Welcome Social Event/Dinner and Lecture: Mark Massey (Members Only)

October 10, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:45 pm EASTERN time

Tentative Schedule of Events (lecture times subject to change)

Plenary Room Breakout Room
8:00-8:45 am Evidence-based Use of Acupuncture, Mary Ann Barnes, MD
8:45-9:30 am Stop the Bleed, Leonardo Geraci, MD
9:30-9:45 am Break
9:45-10:30 am Making Technology Work for You in the Practice of Medicine, Bradley Gray, MD
10:30-11:15 am Lecture Topic TBD
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30 am -2:30 pm Medical Students/Residents Competition: Digital Poster Abstract Presentations Medical Students/Residents Competition: Digital Poster Abstract Presentations
2:30-2:45 pm Break
2:45-4:15 pm Medical Students/Residents Competition: Digital Poster Abstract Presentations Medical Students/Residents Competition: Digital Poster Abstract Presentations
4:15-4:30 pm Break
4:30-5:15 pm Physician Leadership, Kevin Hartman, MD
5:15-5:45 pm 5:15-5:30 - Abstract Awards Announcements (broadcasted)
5:30-5:45 - 2021 SMA Presidential Installation
5:45 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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