New $20-million stabilization fund provides ‘meaningful first step’ for family physicians, says SMA president Dr. Annette Epp

An announcement last week of $20 million in stabilization funding for family physicians is recognition that family medicine is in dire straits but provides hope that fundamental changes to physician compensation are coming, according to Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) president Dr. Annette Epp.

Continue ReadingNew $20-million stabilization fund provides ‘meaningful first step’ for family physicians, says SMA president Dr. Annette Epp

SMA conference an important step in addressing racism in medicine in Sask., says SMA president Dr. Annette Epp

Physicians must work for change and begin addressing racism within the medical profession, Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) president Dr. Annette Epp said at an SMA conference on racism in medicine.

Continue ReadingSMA conference an important step in addressing racism in medicine in Sask., says SMA president Dr. Annette Epp

SMA hosts EDI conference: Uncovering Racism in Medicine: A Pathway Forward

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is dedicated to dismantling biases and discrimination experienced by medical students, residents, and physicians. The SMA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee hosts a one-day conference on Sept. 22, 2023, in Saskatoon entitled: Uncovering Racism in Medicine: A Pathway Forward.

Continue ReadingSMA hosts EDI conference: Uncovering Racism in Medicine: A Pathway Forward

Joint SMA/CPSS survey of physicians aims to address racism in medicine

Physicians are urged to lend their voices as the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) take an important step in combating racism in medicine. The SMA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and the CPSS’s Diversity and Bias Committee are conducting a joint survey on racism in the medical profession.

Continue ReadingJoint SMA/CPSS survey of physicians aims to address racism in medicine

Update: SMA EDI conference registration full

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is dedicated to dismantling biases and discrimination experienced by medical students, residents, and physicians. Please join us for Uncovering Racism in Medicine: A Pathway Forward, a one-day Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Conference, on Sept. 22, 2023, at the Saskatoon Inn.

Continue ReadingUpdate: SMA EDI conference registration full

SMA to recognize outstanding contributions to SMA with new Service Award

The Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is unveiling a new award for 2023 – the SMA Service Award. The award will recognize the physician recipient’s contributions to the SMA on committees, the board or in other activities that support the SMA and its mission.

Continue ReadingSMA to recognize outstanding contributions to SMA with new Service Award