Saskatchewan Medical Association



Saskatchewan Medical Association

May 08, 2014 14:07 ET

Saskatchewan Physician Leaders to Meet in Regina

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - The Representative Assembly of the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) will meet in Regina on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Regina Travelodge to explore several key issues affecting the medical profession and patients across Saskatchewan.

Among the items on the representative assembly agenda is a presentation regarding the status of the provincial Physician Resource Plan, and an update from the College of Medicine. Other agenda items of interest include an address from the Hon. Dustin Duncan, Minister of Health, and a presentation from the President of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti.

At the dinner on Friday, May 9, the SMA will announce the recipient of this year's Physician of the Year Award and will install the incoming president. Other highlights of this meeting are as follows:

Friday, May 9
8:45 a.m. Minister of Health address - Hon. Dustin Duncan
9:15 a.m. President's address - Dr. Clare Kozroski
11:00 a.m. Physician Resource Plan presentation - Dr. David Peachey
11:30 a.m. Update: Status of the College of Medicine - Dr. Colum Smith
1:30 p.m. Medical Marijuana Guidelines - Mr. Bryan Salte, CPSS
Saturday, May 10
8:30 a.m. Canadian Medical Association president's address - Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti
10:15 a.m. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan Report - Dr. Mark Chapelski
11:50 a.m. Annual General Meeting

The Representative Assembly consists of approximately 80 physicians elected from specialty sections and regions across the province. They meet twice a year to consider health issues of interest to the medical profession and to set policy for the association.

Spring 2014 RA Backgrounder: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/RA_Backgrounder.pdf.

Contact Information

  • Saskatchewan Medical Association
    Dallas Carpenter
    Communications Strategist
    (306) 244-2196
    dallas@sma.sk.ca