President's Letters

SMA President's Letters are sent to members frequently to inform physicians of issues facing the profession and to engage members in communications.

Archive

2022

April 26, 2022 - Results of 2022 member check in survey, farewell

March 23, 2022 - Update on the Special Committee on SMA Governance; increases to PPE benefit; SMA survey of physicians; virtual 2022 Spring RA and AGM

Feb. 22, 2022 - Closure of Assessment and Treatment Centres, removal of public health orders; SMA survey

Jan. 7, 2022 - Issues related to Omicron variant

 

2021

Dec. 21, 2021 - Time for a moment of reflection

Dec. 16, 2021 - FPCCP amendment - hospitalists; surgical backlogs

Nov. 26, 2021 - Protect our children – get them vaccinated

Oct. 25, 2021 - Our future depends on what we do today

Oct. 22, 2021 - Continued advocacy on COVID-19 situation, Illness and Mandatory Self-Isolation Benefit, virtual care

Oct. 8, 2021 - PPE and Self-Isolation benefits; vaccination supports

Oct. 1, 2021 - SMA/SUN advocacy on provincial pandemic strategies, self-isolation benefit

Sept. 17, 2021 - Tough times ahead, but don't give up

August 30, 2021 - Your voice matters, more than ever

August 27, 2021 - SMA moves to virtual RA and President and Vice-President's Tour

July 23, 2021 - Revitalization of SMA's Regional Governance

July 16, 2021 - Thoughts on the reopening

June 21 - Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day 

June 7, 2021 - Confront the past, look to the future

May 14, 2021 - Dr. Eben Strydom introduction

May 4, 2021 - Busy year, farewell

April 12, 2021 All physicians to be vaccinated

April 7, 2021 - Vaccinations for physicians

April 1, 2021 - SMA calls for vaccination for physicians

March 25, 2021 - SMA welcomes more stringent measures in Regina

Feb. 19, 2021 - Signing up to deliver vaccines

Feb. 11, 2021 - Response to Immunization Delivery Plan

Feb. 2, 2021 - Curb travel to reduce COVID spread

January 12, 2021 – Vaccine Rollout Update

2020

December 18, 2020 - Holiday Message

December 10, 2020 – SMA Pandemic Issues Advocacy

October 26, 2020 – 2020 Fall Representative Assembly

October 8, 2020 – Thanksgiving Message

September 29, 2020 - Promoting Mask Use 

August 20, 2020 - Billings and Privacy Issues

August 11, 2020 - Letter regarding Tragedy in Red Deer, Alberta 

July 14, 2020 - Pres. Barb Konstantynowicz:  SMA and province reach new tentative agreement

June 22, 2020 - Pres. Barb Konstantynowicz:  Pandemic Physician Services Agreements will not be renewed

June 17, 2020 - Pres. Allan Woo:  Thank you and farewell

March 19, 2020 - Pres. Allan Woo:  COVID-19 Positive

March 16, 2020 - Pres. Allan Woo: COVID-19

2019

Dec. 23, 2019 - Review of 2020, Seasons Greetings

Nov. 22, 2019 - Interim Practitioner Bylaws

Oct. 28, 2019 - President's Tour, MCRC, eHealth patient portal and Fall RA

Aug. 9, 2019 - A busy summer: CMA president visit, MCRC and Practitioner Staff Bylaws & Rules

June 12, 2019 - Greetings, my first monthly letter - MOU with CMA

May 2, 2019 - Farewell and thank you

April 12, 2019 - Physicians should not be penalized for doing their jobs

February 15, 2019 - Strong advocacy for physicians 

2018

December 20, 2018 -  Update on Provincial Practitioner Advisory Committee and more

November 26, 2018 - Fall RA news, PA Demo Project

October 22, 2018 - Fall tour highlights

September 13, 2018 - Delving deeper into wait times

June 29, 2018 - Board retreat, governance, and summer safety

May 30, 2018 - Let me tell you about myself, new plan and review of bylaws

April 30, 2018 - Pharmacy issue, final thoughts and farewell

April 4, 2018 - Update to Code of Ethics, connecting with the SHA

Feb. 1, 2018 - Strategic Plan, and changing health system landscape

2017

Nov. 29, 2017 - RA observations, and continuing tax change advocacy

Oct. 19, 2017 President and Vice-President Tour, Tax Changes and Amalgamation

Sept. 5, 2017 General Council update, President and Vice-President's Tour 2017

Aug. 18, 2017 - Tax changes, upcoming CMA General Council

July 28, 2017 - Amalgamation update, proposed tax changes

June 13, 2017 - Negotiations and communications

May 23, 2017 - Dr. Joanne Sivertson: Let me introduce myself

April 26, 2017 - Pharmacy concerns and farewell

March 28, 2017 - Physician involvement in Transition Team

Feb. 23, 2017 - I am optimistic and you should be too

Feb. 9, 2017 - Survey results and next steps

Feb. 3, 2017 - LOU, Nominations for Board of Directors

Jan. 31, 2017 - Health system redesign survey