The RA 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.
On May 4-5, 2018, join us at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina and add your voice to the discussion on issues currently facing the profession. Diversity of thought is essential to a meaningful exploration of how we can improve health care going into the future. We hope to see you there.
If you have questions regarding the upcoming Representative Assembly please contact Colleen Walker, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, email@example.com or 306-657-4570.
For the second time, the Representative Assembly is extending the invitation to Bring a Colleague. To foster collegiality within the profession, each delegate is encouraged to bring a physician colleague as a guest. This colleague will receive a complimentary lunch when attending the Friday session.
If you are not a delegate but are interested in attending as part of the Bring a Colleague initiative, approach your local delegate or contact Colleen Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
RA delegates use a resolutions process as a means to establish the SMA’s position on an issue, generate debate on a policy matter, or set direction for the Association. RA resoultions require a mover and seconder who must be RA delegates. The mover must be present at the RA when the motion is called and is required to present it prior to debate.
Please note: The SMA’s Resolutions Committee has established a new 30-day advance deadline for resolutions to be submitted to the 2018 Spring Representative Assembly (RA). The deadline for resolutions for the 2018 Spring RA is Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Resolutions that arise as a result of debate on the floor of the RA, and which are necessary to further the work of the SMA, will still be acceptable.
The deadline comes in response to feedback from delegates that they typically have little time to review the resolutions in advance. A 30-day advance deadline for resolutions allows SMA staff to work with movers and seconders on resolution wording, checking the resolution archive to avoid duplication, checking the viability of a resolution and clarifying the meaning of a resolution. The goal is to send resolutions and background information to all delegates in advance in their delegates package.
Please submit your resolution online by clicking on the link below, or fill out the form below and send it to the SMA office by email, fax or mail to have a resolution added to the agenda and circulated to RA delegates for consideration.
SMA staff or committee members may be able to assist delegates in researching or drafting resolutions. The SMA has also put together a Prescription for a Better Resolution - a set of tips designed to assist delegates in crafting thoughtful and actionable resolutions. The Prescription for a Better Resolution as well as an updated resolutions form, are available below.