2023 SCMA Annual Meeting – Myrtle Beach

Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30 Marriott – Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach, SC 2023 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION IS OPEN! When you select the button below, you will be directed to log into your SCMA Member Account. Once you submit your email and password, you will automatically be redirected to the registration form. Registration Fee: $75 You must be a member physician to attend. Physicians who are not a member can join today! Simply pay your annual dues to qualify for registration. Please remember to use the email address associated with your account. If you have any problems logging in, please [...]

February 9, 2023|Tags: |

SCMA Annual Meeting Report 2022

Hot Topic presentation by Dr. Annie Andrews, “Children, Guns, and Safety” with 260 gun locks distributed to attendees (with contact information gathered for follow up) The resolution authored by Dr. Lara Wine Lee was approved with revisions. RESOLUTION NUMBER: C- 9 REDUCING UV EXPOSURE IN CHILDREN Authors: Charleston County Medical Society School Health Committee “RESOLVED; that the South Carolina Medical Association strongly encourages reducing barriers to adequate sun protection; RESOLVED; that the South Carolina Medical Association encourages schools and support legislation to allow students to access sunscreen at school without restriction and without requiring physician authorization; RESOLVED; that the [...]

SCMA Member Financial Benefit

The SCMA has partnered with a great Sustaining Benefactor, Resource Financial Services. Resource Financial Services is a local independently owned mortgage banker. Resource Financial has given our members VIP treatment on specialized services, reduced closing costs, and more.  They are interested in connecting with physicians and their wives as they move into the area, refinance, or move to a new home.  They have great information and would like to create sponsorships with our county chapters. I am sure all of you look for partners to donate and assist with projects, and we have found them to have great ideas [...]

February 15, 2022|Categories: 2022, General|Tags: |

SC senators seek to end Certificate of Need regulation for hospitals, medical facilities


January 13, 2022|Categories: 2022, Medico-Legal|Tags: , , , |


Click the link below to schedule directly: Reason for visit: COVID VAX Insurance info - This is not a hard stop on the form.  Enter something. Use your mobile phone number as the contact number Take a screenshot of the appointment confirmation for your records. Bring some sort of identification that shows you are a healthcare worker (employment badge, a letter from medical practice, healthcare license), etc.  This is an honor system. -- Marcelo Hochman, MD President, CCMS

January 3, 2021|Categories: 2021, Covid-19, Public Health|Tags: , , |

How Do Independent Physicians Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The SCMA has been sending out information on registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for several weeks. With the arrival of the vaccine this week, physicians have had many questions these last few days. Below is a list of the questions we are getting a lot of, along with the answers, in hopes of helping everyone through this process. Please note #3: How does my office receive the vaccine for our practice - physicians and staff? First and foremost, you cannot be in the pool to receive the vaccine if you do not enroll in the vaccine program. To [...]

December 21, 2020|Categories: 2020, Covid-19, General, Public Health|Tags: , |

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Physicians and Staff

Please see the latest information from DHEC regarding physician and staff enrollment for the COVID-19 Vaccine Read: Vaccine Enrollment Letter (11-19-2020) Read: COVID19 Vaccine Enrollment Letter Dr. Linda Bell (10-28-2020)

December 16, 2020|Categories: 2020, Covid-19, General, Public Health|Tags: , |

SCMA Involvement COVID/Vaccine/Planning Update

From: Richele Taylor, SCMA, General Counsel & Senior Vice President Of Advocacy & Communications ---- I know that everyone is busy, so I want to take a moment to highlight a few items the SCMA is currently working on/involved in. I have forwarded our last Alert that featured the top two items, as well as attaching a PDF on the third item of interest below. Please forward this email to other physicians and let them know the great things that the SCMA is involved in on COIVD-19 issues and the vaccine distribution. First, the SCMA is part of the [...]

November 17, 2020|Categories: 2020, Covid-19, Public Health|Tags: |


2020 SCMA Annual Meeting - Canceled The SCMA has been aggressively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time, we feel that we cannot risk the safety of our physicians, staff, and exhibitors and have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 30 - Sunday, May 3, 2020. Members who have paid the registration fee will be reimbursed. Due to the volume, limited staff and third party vendors, reimbursements may take one to two weeks. The Hyatt Regency will conduct a blanket cancellation so all reservations in the SCMA room block will be canceled. If you would still like to contact [...]

March 16, 2020|Categories: 2020, Meeting|Tags: |

Thank you CCMS delegates!

Thank you to all CCMS members who took the time to attend the SCMA Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach last weekend and serve as delegates for the Society!  Your commitment to organized medicine and your participation at the meeting is greatly appreciated! Pictured:  Shane Woolf, Todd Schlesinger, Cynthia Jones, Andy Pate, Margaret Mays, John Corless, Ettaleah Bluestein, F. Cleave Ham and Janice Key Not Pictured:  Alex Ramsay, Biemann Othersen, Andrew Davidson, Ann Abel, Don Hurley, Joseph John and Byron Williams

May 14, 2016|Categories: 2016, General, Membership|Tags: |
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