Did You Miss Out on the 2019 Southern Regional Assembly? - Southern Medical Association

November 7, 2019

Did You Miss Out on the 2019 Southern Regional Assembly?

Did you miss SMA's Southern Regional Assembly?

Review some of the highlights from this year's Assembly

SMA Presidential Installation

Philip Hartman, MD
SMA 2019-20 President

"While respecting the one hundred and thirteen year old organization we represent, we must continually evolve to draw in new members and provide value to our current members. While once upon a time, physicians joined organizations because “This is my specialty,” or “This is my region” or even “I believe in this mission,” Today's young physicians look more for return on investment. We also place a high value on work-life balance."

Installation of New Leadership

Along with the installation of the new SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman, SMA also installed new leadership -- Dr. Christopher Morris is the new President-Elect and Dr. Donna Breen assumed the role of the President-Elect Designate. New committee members were also recognized. We would like to say thank you to all the newly installed members of our SMA Membership for your commitment to serve and lead SMA.

Young Physicians' Day

On the Saturday session of the Assembly, SMA hosted a Young Physicians' Day Abstract Competition. We started off the morning with Poster Presentations. It was a great morning of SMA Leadership and other Physicians walking around learning about the research done by Residents and Medical Students. Following the Poster Presentations, we had Residents/Medical Students/and Fellows presenting Oral Abstracts in front of the audience of the Assembly.  

2020 Southern Regional Assembly