Friday, June 2 at the Hilton Garden Downtown Sioux Falls


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        Join us for the 2023 SDSMA Annual Leadership Conference! We are excited for another great conference with presentations, discussions, networking opportunities and social events!

          The conference is a benefit of your SDSMA membership. There is no conference registration fee for SDSMA members (ticket purchase required for some events and meals). Please be sure to check out the listing of our generous sponsors below!

          Opioids and substance use is the focus of this year's conference. Attendees will hear from experts about the facts of opioid use, what can be done to reverse the crisis, safe prescribing, substance use disorders, and more.

          Opioid prescribing continues downward while overdose and death related to illicitly manufactured fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine increase -- further amplified by underlying social needs. Reversing the use and impact of illicit drugs requires physician leadership, an emphasis on overdose prevention/treatment, and coordinating efforts and best practices.

          The SDSMA has a goal of helping physicians take action on evidence-based interventions to implement positive actions. The SDSMA is focusing on meaningful policy implementation to support affordable, accessible evidence-based care for patients who need access to mental health care or with substance use disorders, pain, or who need access to harm reduction services. Advancing evidence-based recommendations helps reduce drug-related overdose and death and therefore, physicians coming together and learning from each other and from experts in this field will improve access to care and combat the overdose epidemic.

          Sessions, Activities & Events:

            • 8-8:45 am..... American Medical Association Update
              Bobby Mukkamala, MD – Immediate Past Chair, American Medical Association
            • 8:45-9:15 am.....Public Health Hot Topics – Rising Up to Current Challenges of Public Health and Health Care Sustainability in a Rural State
              Melissa Magstadt – Secretary, South Dakota Department of Health
            • 9:15-9:45 am.....South Dakota Department of Social Services Updates on SUD Treatment and Supports
              Matt Althoff Secretary, South Dakota Department of Social Services

            • 9:45-10:15 am.....Opioid Prescribing: What's New
              Robert Van Demark, Jr., MD
              – Chair, SDSMA Committee on Pain Management; Hand Surgeon, Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

            • 10:15-10:45 am.....Emily's Hope
              Angela Kennecke
              Founder, Emily's Hope
            • 10:45-11:45 am.....Panel Discussion: Opioids and Substance Use Disorder
              Secretary Melissa Magstadt; Secretary Matt Althoff; Bobby Mukkamala, MD; Robert Van Demark, Jr, MD
              Moderator: Benjamin Aaker, MD

            • 12-1:15 pm.....SDSMA PAC Lunch: Legislative Efforts Related to Opioids and Substance Use Disorder (ticket required)
              Daniel Blaney-Koen, Senior Attorney, American Medical Association
            • 1:30 pm.....Policy Council Meeting
              #1 Scientific Presentation: Influencing Children Through the Art of Storytelling Using Medically-Informed Children's Books

              Mykayla L. Vollmer, MD

              Medical Liability Insurance Update
              Dale Mahlman, Director of Market Relations, COPIC

              Membership Open Forum
              Matthew P. Owens, MD

            • 1:30-1:45 pm.....Update from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
              Tim Ridgway, MD – Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs, USD SSOM

            • 1: 45-2:30 pm.....Medical Student Poster Session

            • 6:30-7 pm.....Membership Mixer - learn more

            • 7:00 - Awards Banquet & Scholarship Recognition - learn more

            • 9 pm.....Reception & Live Music from Clinton & Erin Desmond , Professors of Music at Dakota Wesleyan University






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            2600 W 49th St Ste 100
            Sioux Falls, SD 57105
            Phone: 605.336.1965 | Fax: 605.274.3274

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