The sport Medicine & Science Council of Manitoba (SMSCM) is a cooperative of medical, paramedical and sport science provider groups organized to meet the needs of Manitoba’s sport, recreation and fitness communities.
The SMSCM is a collaboration of 14 professional groups, consisting of a board of directors and an executive committee. These directors oversee four main committees which are the focus of our programs for sport. They consist of the Drug in Sport Committee, Education & Research Committee Games & Events Committee, and Risk Management Committee
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to meet the needs of the sport community in Manitoba.
We aim to continue to provide, develop and improve a broad range of sport medicine and paramedical programs and services for the holistic development of individuals involved in sport in Manitoba.
H I S T O R Y
1980, a group of sport medicine professionals were brought together by the Minister of Sport as an advisory council on Sport Medicine Policy and Procedures. In 1989, this Council with other sport representatives developed a constitution that is the basis for today’s Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba. The main purpose of the SMSCM is to facilitate and coordinate member associations in common endeavors in sport medicine and sport sciences such as conferences, symposia, research, and public education. Other objectives are to initiate and promote education and research programs related to the field of sport medicine and sport sciences and to establish guidelines designed to ensure high standards of care for sport participants.
The SMSCM Board of Directors determines policy and procedure and directs the activities of the Council in consultation with an Executive Committee. The SMSCM Executive is elected, consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Drugs in Sport Chair and presently two Members-at-large. Each member group has one representative on the Council.
To develop an information bank which can be used for the prevention and management of sport and recreation injuries and illnessesOur Beliefs
To promote and facilitate guidelines designed to ensure a high quality of medical and paramedical care for sport and recreation participants.
To coordinate the activities of member associations in common endeavors in sport medicine and sport sciences
To promote education and research and related programs in the fields of sport medicine and sport sciences
To ensure the dissemination and availability of this information
To coordinate provisions of medical and paramedical personnel drawn from its member organizations for the care of sport and recreation participants at sporting events
To coordinate in an effective and efficient manner the activities of the Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba
To provide a forum for the development of knowledge and professional skills in sport medicine and sport sciences
Our Beliefs & Values
Holistic team approach
We strive to address sport issues from not just a physical perspective but from social, psychological, spiritual perspectives as well, among many others. Our extensive team of professionals allow a well-rounded approach to sport maagement.
Uphold the highest professional standards of care and professionalism
Encourage and promote ethics and the appropriate standards in sport
Education of both the public and the sport community
Prevention and avoidance of injury
Excellence in the provision of Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba Services and programs
Who We Are
Meet our Executive Team
Our President: Jeff Billeck MSc Rehab, BPE, CAT (C) - University of Winnipeg
Stephen Dubienski, MA, B.Sc.
Dr. Scott Leckie D.M.D. , F.I.C.D. - Manitoba Dental Association
Melissa Skrabek -Senecal BKin-AT CAT(C) - Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association
Education Committee Co-chair
Dr. Ed Pilat - Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Education Committee Co-chair
Dr. Stephen Cornish, PhD, CSEP-CEP Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (U of M)
Substance Use in Sport & Health Committee Chair
Russ Horbal, BMR.PT., CAT.(c), BPE., Ed.(Cert.), Diploma - Sport Physiotherapy - College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Games Chair Committee