Annual Scientific Assembly (description)


Category:Cardiovascular Care, Drugs and Behavior, Family Practice, General/Internal Medicine, Neurology, Primary Care
Address:9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, Florida, United States of America 32550
Phone:800-423-4992, ext. 620
Event dates:10/31/2013 - 11/2/2013 (This event has already taken place)
Event web site:
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Dr. Kruger
  • Dr. Mark Martens
  • Dr. Mark Williams
  • Dr. Paula Pell
  • Dr. Jan Basile
  • Dr. Mark Kilgus
  • Dr. Wayne Weart
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health
  • Neurology
  • Hot Topics in Medicine
  • Abstract Presentations
  • New Drugs
  • ICD-10
  • Professional Liability
  • Health Reform Update
  • Physician Leadership Engagement Poster Presentations
Organizer phone:800-423-4992
Offering type:Meeting
Specialty:Medical Education
Event frequency:Never
First Meeting:
Total events:
Est. attendance:
Target audience:Family Practitioners
Other target audiences:General/Internal Medicine
Host Sponsor:Southern Medical Association
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:13.25 AMA PRA Category 1
Organizer URL


Educational sessions will detail evidence related to diagnosis, management guidelines, and prevention strategies of commonly encountered conditions from a multi-specialty perspective - with an emphasis on practical clinical knowledge. Practice management sessions will provide updates about the business side of medicine.


Thursday, October 31

4:30-5:30 pm, Health Reform Update
Mark S. Williams, MD, MBA, JD, CPE

Friday, November 1

7:00-9:00 am, Hot Topics in Medicine -
Dr. Kruger
Ob/Gyn – Mark G. Martens, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Ophthalmology – Jeffrey Brant, MD Orthopaedics – Mark Williams, MD
Pediatrics – Paula O. Pell, MD
Psychiatry - Mark D. Kilgus, MD, PhD
Pulmonary Disease – Donald Pell, MD
Medicine – Jan N. Basile, MD
Radiology – Dallas Lovelace, MD

9:15-11:45 am, Cardiovascular Diseases
Jan N. Basile, MD, Charleston, SC
New Guidelines in Hypertension
New Guidelines in Dyslipidemia
Atrial Fibrillation: Stratifying Risk and Reducing Stroke with the New Oral Anticoagulants

9:15-11:45 am, Infectious Diseases
Mark G. Martens, MD, FACOG, NCMP, New Jersey

12:45-3:15 PM, Psychiatry/Mental Health
Mark D. Kilgus, MD, PhD
Challenges of Incorporating Psychiatry with Primary Care

How to Treat Sleep Problems in Your Patients

Update on Chemical Dependency

12:45-3:15 PM, Practice Management
ICD-10, Speaker TBD
Professional Liability, Speaker TBD

Saturday, November 2

7:00-9:30 am, Neurology
Jeffrey Clark, DO, Temple, TX
Alzheimer’s Disease
Spells in Neurology, “Don’t Be Fooled”…..
Neurology Jeopardy (a friendly competition!)

7:00-9:30 am, Abstract Presentations

9:45-11:45 am, New Drugs Update
C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAPhA

11:45 am-12:45 pm, Physician Leadership Engagement
Speaker TBD

Registration Fee Details:

Before August 26, 2013 $695.00
After August 26, 2013 $795

Other items that tuition includes:

Flashdrive with slides; Welcome Reception; lunch; breaks; CME credit

Travel and hotel arrangements:

By Phone: Call 800-320-8115, and reference Southern Medical Association Group Code 22Z0FE to receive our special group rate. In addition, have the following information ready: Name, mailing address, email address, requested room type, requested bed type (ie, king, double/double, queen, twin or suites), and check-in and check-out dates. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call. 
Contact Person:Vicki Baugh
Organizer Address 135 W. Lakeshore Drive
Organizer CityBirmingham
Organizer State: (US)Alabama
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code35209
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone800-423-4992
Organizer Fax205-945-1548
Structural makeupNon-Profit
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsSouthern Medical Association
Event Site/VenueSan Destin Golf and Beach Resort
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Peripherally organized activities:Welcome Reception/Beach Party
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:Conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the conference is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be in writing. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $125 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by October 1, 2013. After this time, no refunds will be granted.
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
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Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Will there be shuttle service available?NA
Abstract information:Abstract submissions must be received by/on July 12, 2013, 4:30 pm Central Time. All applications must be submitted via email on SMA’s submission form only. Abstracts submitted by fax or U.S. mail will not be reviewed. Email submissions to:

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