Join us in Deadwood May 29, 2020 for the SDSMA 2020 Annual Leadership Conference!

8:00 a.m...... Update from the American Medical Association – President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, President, AMA

8:45 a.m..... “Changing Your Mind: Marijuana in the Brain” – Bertha K. Madras, PhD, Former Deputy Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Member, President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis; Professor of Psychobiology, Harvard Medical School

9:45 a.m..... “Cannabis, Opioids, and Colorado” – Ken Finn, MD, President, Springs Rehabilitation PC

10:45 a.m..... Panel Discussion: What Can We Expect if Marijuana is Legalized?

11:45 a.m..... Update from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine – Tim M. Ridgway, MD, Executive Dean/Dean of Faculty Affairs, USD SSOM

12:15 p.m..... SDSMA PAC Lunch: “Crime and the Legalization of Marijuana” – Bob Bushmann, President, National Narcotics Officers Association Ticket required

1:30 p.m......  Membership Open Forum submit a policy issue

2:30 p.m.....  SDSMA Policy Council Meeting

6:00 p.m...... Membership Mixer

7:00 p.m..... Awards Banquet, Scholarship Recognition and Presidential Inauguration Ticket required

9:00 p.m..... Dessert Reception

All events and activities are open to all members. Some events require tickets.

Check back soon for registration information.

Questions about the conference? Contact Terry Marks at or 605.336.1965.

Sponsorships and Advertising

Interested in sponsoring or advertising during the annual meeting? View sponsorship packages and advertising opportunities here. Contact Elizabeth Reiss, Sponsorship/advertising sign-up deadline is May 1.

Extras! Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts
As you know, virtually nothing beats riding motorcycles through the Blacks Hills of South Dakota -- it is a unique, fun, and scenic experience. Weather permitting, Dr. Robert Marciano and SDSMA staff member Mark East are organizing a day, Saturday May 30, for just hanging out and covering some miles. This is a non-SDSMA event; there is no fee and no registration. Those interested in riding, bring your bike or rent one from Black Hills Harley Davidson or Indian Motorcycles of Sturgis, then meet Mark and Dr. Bob at 9 a.m. in the lobby of The Lodge. The plan is to start out and return to The Lodge on Saturday. Dr. Bob will map out a route as we get closer to the SDSMA annual conference. Questions about the ride? Contact Mark East at 605.336.1965 or meast@sdsma.orgClick here for an overview and tips about motorcycle touring in the Black Hills from the Rapid City Tourism website.