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The Swedish Society of Medicine (SSM) is the scientific organisation of the Swedish medical profession. With aim and objectives of the organisation to promote medical education, research, quality work and ethics and the development of health care for the benefit of patients. They contribute more than SEK 25 million to medical research every year. It was established in 1808 and is one of the oldest medical organisations in Europe. The Swedish Medical Association (SMA) also has a critical role to play in influencing the development of healthcare in Sweden. The Swedish Medical Association enters into collective agreements and suggestions on behalf of its members in areas such as general employment conditions, which includes salaries, official hours, holidays, sick and parental leave and pensions.In the organisation society’s highest decision-making core is the Governing Assembly, which consists of representatives of sections, all local medical societies. Also society’s activities are overseen by a Board consisting of 17 members appointed by the Assembly and Board is headed by a Chairman, assisted by a Deputy Chairman, and Secretary. The Swedish Society of Medicine has approx. 12000 members. The members are divided into around 68 scientific sections. The sections make suggestions to the board regarding the submission of its views and suggestions in the context of consultation processes, are responsible for the scientific programmes of the general meetings and arranges own scientific meetings.
The general meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine (SSM) fulfils the dual function of providing doctors and researchers with CPD and informing about current medical research. This is done through organizing symposia, seminars and lectures. Global Health is a priority for the Swedish Society of Medicine (SSM). Berzelius Symposia are international scientific meetings which highlight the medical research in important medical topics. As a member of the Swedish Medical Association (SMA), you will be registered and assign at a local branch in the area, where you are working. You can also associate with a professional association, which is a national society for members with same professional position, e.g. district medical officer, military surgeons,company physician, private practitioners or chief medical officer. Before becoming a specialist, you will be joiningin the Swedish Junior Hospital Doctor Association (SYLF), which organises doctors who are completing their studies, internship and specialist training (residency).Read More»