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Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort * | Destin, USA
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Specialty: , Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry
Dates: From Oct, 31, 2013 to Nov, 2, 2013
Location: Destin, USA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 125 to 795 USD
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Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort *

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Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Southern Medical Association has been resurveyed by the ACCME and awarded accreditation with commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.  SMA’s accreditation period is valid through November 2017.  ACCME accreditation “seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Southern Medical Association provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement.”

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



American Academy of Family Physicians – Prescribed Credit

This Live activity, SMA 2013 Annual Scientific Assembly, with a beginning date of 10/31/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Getting There

If you prefer to fly instead of drive, you will be pleased to know that there are several options available for flights to the area. Why not let SMA Tours assist you with your reservations? Our agents are standing by and will be happy to assist you with your flight, rental car, or ground transportation to/from the resort. Call SMA Tours: 800.239.7444 for assistance. Or, to explore options on your own, visit Destin’s “Airport Information” website for additional information, as well as driving directions.

Event Overview

 Distinguished Faculty

Jan N. Basile, MD
Dr. Basile 
is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Former Chief of Primary Care Service Line at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, both in Charleston, South Carolina. After 31 years, he has recently retired from Federal service and is currently working at the Seinsheimer Clinic at MUSC, a consultative clinic seeing high-risk patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia.He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He served his internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he was also Chief Resident. Dr. Basile is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is board certified in medicine and geriatrics. He is also a clinical specialist in hypertension.A recipient of many honors and awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Golden Apple Award at the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Basile’s research interests involves hypertension and vascular disease, and include outcome-based studies involving hypertension, lipid disorders, and diabetes. He has been involved in several large trials evaluating the effect of pharmacologic therapy on improving outcome, including the (ALLHAT) and (ACCORD) trials, both under the auspices of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In addition to his contribution to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Dr. Basile has published more than 250 articles, monographs, and book chapters, as well as a textbook, Hot Topics: Hypertension.
Frank H. Biscardi, MD, FCCP, FASSM
Dr. Biscardi is currently Director of the Carilion Sleep Center and Stonewall Jackson Sleep Center in Roanoke, Virginia. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, and his residency and fellowship training in pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He is board certified in internal medicine and sleep disorders medicine.  Dr. Biscardi’s interests and current research include IRB approved study of empyema at RMH and ultrasound examination of the upper airway in bariatric patients.  He lectures extensively on physical examination of the chest, tuberculosis, sleep disorders, pulmonary pathophysiology, pulmonary manifestations of selected systematic illnesses, and COPD.
Jeffrey R. Brant, MD
Dr. Brant 
founded the Allatoona Eye Clinic in Cartersville, Georgia in 1985, and has devoted his career to providing full time eye care to the residents of Northwest Georgia.Dr. Brant completed his ophthalmology residency in 1985 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Eye Foundation Hospital.  He received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship in Montgomery, Alabama.Dr. Brant is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the Medical Association of Georgia.  He is a full staff member of the Department of Surgery at the Cartersville Medical Center, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
Frederick Carlton, Jr., MD
Dr. Carlton
 completed medical school at the University of Mississippi and an Internal Medicine residency at University Hospital in Jackson.  Further postgraduate training in Toxicology was obtained at the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Arizona.  Dr. Carlton is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Toxicology.   Current academic appointments include Medical Director, CMEMSD, and EMT, PreHospital Medical Director for Central Mississippi Trauma Region Board of Directors, the Vice Chair Emergency Medicine for St. Dominic Hospital and Professor Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Dr. Carlton is a reviewer for the American Family Physician and the Southern Medical Journal, has published numerous publications, and is a popular lecturer in the field of emergency medicine.
Christina Cassady RN, BSN
Ms. Cassady currently lives in Northern California and works for NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company as a Risk Management Regional Manager.  She has extensive experience working with physicians to reduce their liability exposures and improve patient safety. Christina brings a creative and collaborative approach to risk management service planning with her accounts and their brokers, and to her work on behalf of policyholders.  She focuses on positive outcomes when developing risk management resources; conducting risk assessments; and when providing education, presentations, direction and patient safety advice.  Christina frequently participates in the research and development of programs that focus on risk reduction in the healthcare arena.
Jeffrey Clark, DO
Dr. Clark is Senior Staff and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology for Scott & White Hospital/Clinic in Temple, Texas.  He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and the Key Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency at Scott & White Hospital/Texas A&M University.  Dr. Clark graduated from the University of North Texas Graduate School and UNT Health Science Center specializing in counseling psychiatry and osteopathic medicine.  He completed residencies in neurology (chief resident) and internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and interned with the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Clark is certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Clark participated in the Harvard-Macy program for educators in the health professions and completed a fellowship program in faculty development in clinical teaching at Stanford University.  Dr. Clark’s interests include general neurology, cerebrovascular disease, and student and resident education.
Clement P. Cotter, Jr., MD, MBA
Dr. Cotter
 is a private practice plastic & reconstructive surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. He practices at Shelby Ambulatory Surgery Center and Shelby Baptist Medical Center where he was Chief of the Department of Surgery from 2007 through December 2012.  Dr. Cotter is also a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Baptist Health System, and is currently a member of the Governance Committee and Chairs the Quality & Mission Committee where improvements in patient safety, clinical quality, and patient perception are integrated into the mission of the Baptist Health System.
Mr. Denny Flint
Mr. Flint is the president of Complete Practice Resources, a health care education, consulting, and software company headquartered in Slidell, Louisiana. He formerly served as the CEO of a large, multi-specialty physician group and full service MSO and was certified as a CPC through AAPC. He has authored or co-authored numerous “common sense” practice management books and implementation manuals. The Strategic Research Institute called “The Managed Care Guide” the “definitive tool for practice and consultant alike.” He is an award-winning, nationally known consultant, speaker, and educator bringing his expertise to making the complex “simple.” For the last two years, he has been “all ICD-10, all the time” and addressed organizations such as MGMA-ACMPE, RBMA, California Primary Care Association and numerous other state and national medical associations and societies. He currently serves on the editorial board of ICD10 Monitor, has a weekly segment on “Talk Ten Tuesday” for ICD10 Monitor, and is a member of the Colorado and Louisiana ICD-10 Training Coalitions.His dynamic and fun delivery styles make him a favorite keynote and featured speaker for organizations such as the Texas Medical Association and numerous other state and national organizations.Educated at the United States Air Force Academy, Denny had a distinguished career as an Air Force pilot and has a long history of commitment to excellence and dedication to his physicians’ and clients’ success.
Mark D. Kilgus, MD, PhD
Dr. Kilgus 
has been leading programs in psychiatry since 1995 after completing residency and fellowship training at the University of South Carolina and William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute.  He has served in his present capacity at Carilion Clinic as Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine since 2007 and is a member of the Board of Governors.  He is founding chair and tenured Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine where he is an original member of the Admissions Committee and the Dean’s Leadership Team.   Dr. Kilgus established and directed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program from 2008-11 and continues to participate in the training and supervision of both general psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows.  Previous professional homes include the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Frontier Health, Mountain States Health Alliance, James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in South Carolina and Michigan. Dr. Kilgus is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Christian Medical Dental Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the Southern Medical Association that recently honored him as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Service Award.  He is conducting research on the integration of psychiatry with primary care, reactive attachment disorder in children, and adolescent substance abuse with the most recently published journal articles on cocaine craving.  With the faculty at Virginia Tech he has just completed a casebook to supplement Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment, a textbook widely used in graduate and medical schools.
Rose Kuplesky, RN
Mrs. Kuplesky
 has been an RN for over 35 years and works as a full time nurse and office manager alongside her husband, Dr. Steve Kuplesky in a family practice center in Simmesport, Louisiana. She is active in her community and loves volunteer work including coaching children and young adults in basketball, soccer, and softball. She is a Past President of the Louisiana State Medical Society Alliance and continues to serve as First Vice-President and on numerous committees. She is the current Avoyelles Parish Medical Society Alliance President and is serving her second term in this position. She is currently the president of the Avoyelles Manager’s Association of Louisiana, as well as Representative to the Council on Legislation for the Louisiana State Medical Society Alliance. She also sits on the hospital’s Board of Directors.Mrs. Kuplesky recently received the LSMS Alliance Flame of Excellence Award, which recognizes an Alliance member who has developed or instituted activities that contribute to the enhancement of the health and welfare of her/his community.
Mark G. Martens, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Dr. Martens
 graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio and attended graduate school in microbiology at Northwestern University in Chicago.  He then attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, followed by a Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.He is immediate past President of the International Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (I-IDSOG), and a NAMS certified menopause practitioner.  Dr. Martens has published over one-hundred-fifty peer-review articles, book chapters, and is a reviewer or editorial board member of several peer review journals.  He has been an educator, researcher, and clinician in the areas of Infectious Diseases in women, Menopause, Osteoporosis, and Minimally Invasive Surgery for over 25 years.Dr. Martens was Director of Gynecology at Emory University, Chair of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chair at Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland and most recently the Professor and Vice Chair for Research, and at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa.  Dr. Martens is currently the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and Clinical Professor and Vice-Chair at UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Jersey.
Aurelio Matamoros, Jr., MD
Dr. Matamoros
 has worked at the MD Anderson Cancer Center for the past 12 years where he is currently serving as Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Advisor, School of Allied Health, Radiology Program, Division of Diagnostic Imaging. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association CME Committee as well as a member of the Emergency Care Committee for Harris County. Dr. Matamoros’ special interests are in gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary and hematologic malignancies. He is presently involved as a collaborator in 25 protocols.
Donald M. Pell, MD, FCCP
Dr. Pell
 is an award-winning pulmonologist with over40 years of experience in the treatment of respiratory diseases. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida and Respiratory Director at Edward White Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Pell is the inventor of a patented breathing apparatus including a low work of breathing endotracheal tube and adaptors, and a bronchodilator for evaluating airway response.
Paula Oliver Pell, MD, FACEP, FAAP
A resident of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Pell received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue University and received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She did her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Ball Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pell’s career includes serving as ACLS Course Director and Director of the Emergency Room Department with Marion General Hospital, and Associate Director and Director of the Emergency Room Department with Tift General Hospital. Dr. Pell has been practicing Emergency Medicine in Southwest Florida since 1991 and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida in 1992. She is a board certified emergency physician with subspecialty boards in pediatric and emergency medicine.Dr. Pell has held outstanding positions of leadership and has received numerous honors throughout her career. She was selected as one of the Top 5 Outstanding Senior Women from Purdue University. She served one year on the Board of Trustees for Physicians Community Hospital and on the Credential Committees and Executive Committees of Marion General, Tift General, Tampa General and All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pell is an ATLS Provider and PEPP Course Director, an ACLS instructor and is currently the EMS-C Medical Director for Pinellas County.  She is also past-president of the Southern Medical Association.Currently in private practice with All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Pell and her husband, Dr. Donald Pell, FCCP, who is also a physician, reside in St. Petersburg.
William S. Rea, MD
Dr. Rea is Vice Chair of Psychiatry at the Carilion Clinic, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia.
C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAPhA
Dr. Weart 
is Professor of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), as well as Professor of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine, MUSC. Prior to his teaching at the Medical University, Dr. Weart instructed at West Virginia University in pharmacy and family medicine.Dr. Weart received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1971 from the University of Georgia.  He served his residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC in 1972. He completed his formal education by receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1974.Since beginning his professional career, Dr. Weart has more than 100 publications and he has given scores of lectures to numerous professional groups and societies, to medical and house staffs at both West Virginia University and MUSC, and special presentations at national pharmacy and medical seminars across the country. In 1991, Dr. Weart was among the first pharmacists to become a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. In 1992, he was honored for his excellence in pharmacy practice and designated a Fellow of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. In 1999, Dr. Weart was named a Primary Care Policy Fellow by the U.S. Public Health Service.
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Our Assembly’s educational sessions, Alliance activities, and lodging, will be located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf area within the resort – alongside the peaceful Choctawhatchee Bay. SMA’s accommodations, located within “The Grand Complex” are reminiscent of a quaint village with modern day charm, featuring shops, eateries, and lively nightspots which make up the Village area, with street performers, concerts, festivals, and family-friendly attractions. Our group accommodations will be located in the following buildings: LasataBahiaElation, and theGrand Sandestin.

Two Easy Ways to Book Reservations

By Phone: Call 800-320-8115, and reference Southern Medical Association Group Code 22Z0FE to receive our special group rate. In addition, have the following information ready: Name, mailing address, email address, requested room type, requested bed type (ie, king, double/double, queen, twin or suites), and check-in and check-out dates. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this call.
Online: Click here to book your reservation on-line.
Fax:  Download, complete, print, and fax the Housing Request Form to:  Sandestin Group Reservations:  850.267.8221.
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When your reservations are made, the resort will require a deposit equal to the room rate and taxes for the first night for each reservation. An individual’s deposit is refundable if the Resort receives notice of cancellation at least 7 days prior to schedule arrival.

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