2014 Annual Scientific Assembly (description)


Category:Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Medical Education
Address:9300 Emerald Coast Parkway San Destin, Florida, United States of America 32550
Event dates:10/30/2014 - 11/1/2014 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Betty B. Bibbins, MD Donald J. DiPette, MD Bradford Dunkin, MHA Donald M. Pell, MD C. Wayne Weart, PharmD Michael S. Weiner, DO Mark S. Williams, MD
  • •Pulmonary Diseases •Cardiovascular Diseases •New Drugs Update •Risk Management •Health Reform Update •“Watson” in Healthcare •Quality of Care/Medical Necessity •Abstract Presentations •Poster Presentations
Organizer phone:800-423-4992
Offering type:Conference
Specialty:Data not provided
Event frequency:Never
First Meeting:
Total events:
Est. attendance:
Target audience:Family Practitioners
Other target audiences:Internal Medicine,
Host Sponsor:Southern Medical Association
Est. # of exhibitors:
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:15
Organizer URL


•Pulmonary Diseases •Cardiovascular Diseases •New Drugs Update •Risk Management •Health Reform Update •“Watson” in Healthcare •Quality of Care/Medical Necessity •Abstract Presentations •Poster Presentations


Thursday, October 30

4:00-6:00 pm, Clinical Documentation Improvement: Do You Know How to Communicate the Quality of Care Provided and Medical Necessity for Your Patients?, Betty B. Bibbins, MD, BSN, CHC, CI-CDI, CPEHR, CPHIT

Friday, October 31

7:00-9:00 am, Cardiovascular Disease, Donald DiPette, MD

9:00-9:15 am, Break

9:15-10:30 am, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing: Managing the Risks, Bradford Dunkin, MHA

10:30-11:45 am, Strategies to Minimize risk in the Physician Office Setting, Bradford Dunkin, MHA

11:45 am – 1:00 pm, Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00-2:00 pm, Abstract Presentations

2:00-3:00 pm, “Watson” in Healthcare, Speaker TBA

12:45-3:15 pm, Pulmonary Disease, Donald M. Pell, MD, FCCP

Saturday, November 1

7:00-9:00 am, New Drugs Update, C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAPhA

9:00-9:30, Break/Raffle Winners Announced

9:30-11:00 am, Abstract Presentations

11:00 am-12:30 pm, Health Reform Update, Mark S. Williams, MD, MBA, JD, CPE

Registration Fee Details:


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Travel and hotel arrangements:

SMA’s group reservation deadline is: Thursday, September 25, 2014. After this date, reservations will be accepted by the hotel on a space available basis only and may not be honored at the quoted group rate. Book early as room availability and/or the group rate may be sold out prior to the reservation deadline. Room Rates and Types – The Grand Complex: Grand Complex Studio $125 per room, per night Grand Complex 1 Bdrm $135 per room, per night Grand Complex 2 Bdrm $189 per room, per night  
Contact Person:Vicki Baugh
TitleCoordinator, Professional Development
Organizer Address 135 W Lakeshore Drive
Organizer Address 2Suite 201
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 Fax205-945-1830
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:•Trick or Treat in Sandestin’s Village Streets •DJ Music – Events Plaza Stage •Spooky Fireworks
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:
Number in attendance of:
Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $125 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by October 1, 2014. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, 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

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