Highlights of the 2019 Spring Representative Assembly

Physicians from across the province who gathered in Saskatoon on May 3-4, 2019, elected Dr. Allan Woo, an orthopedic surgeon, as president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) for 2019-2020. Dr. Woo was formally inducted during an evening ceremony on May 3, which also featured the announcement of Dr. Sean Groves as the SMA’s 2019 Physician of the Year.

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La Ronge rural family physician Dr. Sean Groves named 2019 SMA Physician of the Year

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Sean Groves of La Ronge as 2019 Physician of the Year. The award was presented during the SMA’s 2019 Spring Representative Assembly on Friday evening, May 3, 2019, at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon.

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National award bestowed upon Ed Hobday for lifetime of service to Saskatchewan’s physicians

After almost 50 years, Ed Hobday is still stickhandling his way through contracts and negotiations, and battling in the corners for Saskatchewan’s physicians. Hobday’s career with the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) reaches a milestone in August when he receives the CMA Owen Adams Award of Honour, the highest award the Canadian Medical Association bestows on an individual who is not a member of the medical profession.

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Physicians pleased with budget’s emphasis on mental health spending

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) applauds the provincial government’s 2019 budget for recognizing the dire need for more spending on mental health initiatives. The SMA has been advocating for years for mental health spending in the province to align more closely with national standards, which is seven per cent of total health spending.

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