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
To be a community resource that educates and supports all Manitobans through a safe pursuit of sport and physical activity.
To support multidisciplinary expertise in promoting research, facilitating education, and providing resources for all physically active lifestyles in Manitoba.
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.
- Striving to maintain current evidence-based expertise using a multi-disciplinary approach.
- Fostering teamwork amongst the sport health community.
- Supporting all individuals and communities through the pursuit of safe sport and physical activity.
- Sharing science-based knowledge and skills in areas of risk management, safety, health and performance.
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
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. Morgan Winchar 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
Programs and Services
Drug in Sport
Event medical coverage