Friday, May 31 at the Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown

    505 North Fifth St, Rapid City

    Join us for the 2024 SDSMA Annual Leadership Conference! We are excited for another great conference with presentations, discussions, networking opportunities and social events!

      THANK YOU Sponsors!

      We invite you to join us for the 2024 SDSMA Annual Leadership Conference in Rapid City. The conference is a benefit of your SDSMA membership - there is no registration fee for members (ticket purchase required for some events and meals). Please be sure to check out our generous sponsors listed below!

      Join us for a day of learning and engagement as we address Native American healthcare issues and challenges. Native American communities face a complex set of issues and concerns regarding healthcare, resulting in significant disparities compared to the general population. Attend and gain valuable insights and contribute to advancing healthcare for Native American patients in South Dakota. Additionally, network with colleagues and attend the poster session where USD Sanford School of Medicine students will highlight their work. 

      Sessions, Activities & Events:

        • 8:00 - 8:45 am.....American Medical Association Update: Physician Advocacy - Bruce Scott, MD, President-elect, American Medical Association

        • 8:45 - 9:15 am....South Dakota Department of Health Update: Syphilis & Measles in South Dakota - Melissa Magstadt, Secretary, Dept. of Health

        • 9:15 - 9:45 am....United Front: Advancing Tribal Syphilis Response With Multilevel Partnerships - Jerilyn Church, CEO, Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Health Board

        • 9:45 - 10:15 am.... Walking Forward Research Program: Addressing Cancer Disparities Among American Indians in Western South Dakota - Kristin Cina, Community Research Specialist, Walking Forward Program

        • 10:15-10:45 am....Rural/Reservation Health Care in South Dakota: A Fragile Network - Bart Pfankuch, Content Director; South Dakota News Watch

        • 10:45 - 11:45 am....Panel Discussion - Improving Access to Care - Moderator - Jen Tinguely, MD, MPH, SDSMA President-Elect; Panelists - Shannon Emry, MD; Kristin Cina; Bart Pfankuch

        • 11:45 am - 12 pm....Break
        • 12:00 - 1:00 pm.....SDSMA PAC Lunch - Street Medicine: New People, Old Problems - Shannon Emry, MD, Medical Director, Midwest Street Medicine (ticket required)
        • 1:00 pm.... SDSMA Policy Council Meeting
          USD Sanford School of Medicine Update - Tim Ridgway, MD, Dean/Vice President for Health Affairs, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
          Medical Student Poster Session
          #1 Abstract - Oral Presentation
          - AMA and SDSMA Membership After Graduation - Sydney Payne, MS III
          Membership Open Forum

        • 5:00 pm..... SDSMA Board of Directors Meeting

        • 6:30 - 7:00 pm.....Membership Mixer

        • 7:00 - Awards Banquet & Scholarship Recognition (ticket required)

          South Dakota State Medical Association
          2600 W 49th St Ste 100
          Sioux Falls, SD 57105
          Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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