Representative Assembly (RA)
& Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Representative Assembly is the governing body of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and it consists of roughly 80 physician representatives from regional medical associations, specialty sections, medical students and residents from across the province. It is given the authority to act for the entire membership as it considers fit and proper and in the interest of members.

The Representative Assembly sets the direction of the SMA. It meets twice a year to consider health issues of interest to the medical profession and to set policy for the association including election of the Board of Directors and approving the annual budget, including membership dues and policies regarding reimbursement of expenses to individuals providing services to the association. It is also responsible for appointing the association’s auditors.

2021 Spring Representative Assembly      May 7, 2021  |  VIRTUAL

The spring meeting of the Representative Assemply will take place virtually via Zoom, due to COVID-19. Please send any questions to tanessa.bauer@sma.sk.ca.

Materials

Resolutions

Please submit your resolutions via our online form by no later than April 22, 2021. Resolutions will not be accepted from the floor during the RA. They must be submitted online by the deadline noted above. Please note: Resolutions may not be submitted between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

2021 Annual General Meeting      May 8, 2021  |  VIRTUAL

At our 2021 AGM we are privileged to host much sought-after speaker on anti-racism and equity, Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro. She will speak on systemic change and how anti-racism can enhance personal and professional development. This will be followed by breakout sessions and small group discussions. Please note the registration for this session is separate from the RA so be sure to register for both when you recieve your invitation via email. If you have any questions please contact Tanessa Bauer at tanessa.bauer@sma.sk.ca.

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More on the session:

Moving on with systemic change: how can anti-racism enhance our personal and professional development?

If 2020 was considered a rough year for most people, it especially had an impact on the mental health and wellness of health professionals. Added to the stress brought up by the global pandemic - with all of its consequences - the global awareness of systemic racism has led many organizations and disciplines to reckon with the ways racism is both embedded in institutional practice and psychologically entrenched. This workshop will center on understanding how health professionals require not just competencies for cultural responsiveness, but also an anti-racist, intersectional and trauma-informed model of practice to provide cultural safety in clinical settings.

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Define the differences between cultural responsiveness and anti-racism; 
  • Describe the framework of intersectionality and how it applies to clinical practice;
  • Define the characteristics of trauma informed practice.