Aloha, G’Day, Bula, Hola and Konichiwa to all,
SMA is alive and well with lots of events happening, as well as several successful conferences that happened in the first half of the 2014 year. As I write, we have the Tavarua Conference going on and it is filled with great surf, excellent presentations and discussions and happy faces of the participants.
The third SMA Galapagos Conference happened in late March and early April this year and was again a super success and adventure. Look for information soon on the website about the next Galapagos Conference in March 2015.
On September 13, 2014 in Monterey CA at San Carlos Beach, SMA will hold a “Barefoot Doctor” training for non medical surfers and water people. This is a return to SMA’s roots of getting medical help and assistance at the waterside until trained medical personnel arrive. Check the website for more information or contact SMA Central.
Medical student, Niyati Mamtora, contacted SMA Central about doing research in regards to the cultures of medicine and surfing. She wants to interview surfing medicos and gather research information that will be shared with SMA. Check the Facebook Page for further details.
SAVE THE DATE!
ABOUT A FULL BLOWN SMA MEDICAL CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER, 2015.
“THE PACIFIC RIM MEDICAL AND HEALTH CONFERENCE” WILL BE A MUST ATTEND EVENT.
Many thanks to our Board of Kahunas for their help and input. A huge thank you to website wizard, Richard Fontana, for all his work and insight.
Warm water and tasty waves to you,
Bill Jones, Executive Director SMA
When: March 15-22, 2015
The last SMA Conference venue in the Galapagos Islands for a while. When you visit the website listed below you will see the waves, which speak for themselves, and then realize there is a lot more to do and see, it is quite impressive.
Get more info in the Conferences page -
When: 2015 at JUNE 28 TO JULY 4TH
The siren of Cloudbreak and the ebullient Fijian spirit called us home once again. This year marked the 29th Surfer’s Medical Association trip to Tavarau, with 32 adults and 28 children making the trip from the United States, Australia, Japan, and Puerto Rico. We had a good swell at the beginning and then another at the end of the week, with Scott Winer immortalizing our drops, barrels, and biffs. The talks were notably excellent this year, 11 in total, with topics ranging from surfing trauma case series, medical art history, to how to deliver a baby on a surf trip. Many thanks to all who presented.
Get more info on the 2014 conference in the Blog page
Work at G-land
We are from G-Land Joyo's Camp would like to cooperate with your Association we have special offer for Surfing Doctors who want to have Surftrip of a Lifetime this year, our opening season April - October 2013 Doctors who will have benefits fo 50% charge from normal rates. - Please check our video
Support the Surfers Medical Association
Please take a look at our store as well have several new SMA products, several types of shirts, books, flash drives and soon, SMA towels. We appreciate your continued support of the Surfers Medical Association.
Conference Speaker Bill Jones dropping in!
Go to "The European Association of Surfing Doctors" (EASD)
Anyone with any involvement in health-care or surfing is welcome to join the Association and participate in its conferences, village projects and other activities. - JOIN SMA / RENEW MEMBERSHIP or Help Us with a donation.