Shoalhaven Medical Association Update: October 2020

Important Information regarding SMA Conference Saturday 17th October 2020.

ZOOM Meeting to replace face to face Conference.

Hi to all members and associates of the Shoalhaven Medical Association,

COVID19 has forced change in how we function normally. After discussion with Dr Bill Pratt (Infectious Disease) the recommended position is;

  • No large indoor gatherings can be supported.
  • Dinner to be postponed.
  • Mingling around feeding/coffee stations and trade displays is seen as a real risk.
  • Conference can be held by video format (Zoom or similar).
  • Conference hub will be at the Golf Club with a small number of people, the organising committee and those presenters who would prefer to present from the hub with more control over their Powerpoint or content. Those involved in the panel session may wish to be present. Those presenters who would otherwise need to travel may wish to present remotely. There will be IT support at the Golf Club.

Program Brochures will be distributed with Registration Details in the next few weeks.

Registration for the SMA Conference will be via email or phone.

An invitation to join the Zoom meeting with identifier and password will be sent in the week before the Conference.

Free Zoom activation is recommended via – and click on (sign up, it’s free) for those not currently using Zoom.

The potential for interactive questioning or comments will be maintained by video or type-in.

CPD points are available.

If you know of colleagues who aren’t associated with the SMA please let them know of this event as it is free to all health professionals and they may wish to establish contact.

With a little under two months to the Conference we are looking forward to adapting to change whilst realizing there may be real opportunities involved. ‘Tis a brave new world.

Hope to see you there.


Warren Bruce



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