NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA)’s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is acclaimed as the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health. Each year, African American physicians and other health professionals from across the country convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, discuss health policy priorities, and to share experiences through networking opportunities. Through NMA’s 26 Scientific Specialty Sections, the Convention attracts the broadest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country. The program opens on Saturday July 27th with special sessions, workshops and the official opening and continues through the Wednesday July 31st.

Planning Highlights

Past Presidents Leadership Forum

On Saturday July 27, 2019 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the NMA Convention in Honolulu, the Past Presidents…

Opening and Awards Ceremony

The National Medical Association on Saturday, July 27th will officially welcome participants to the Annual Meeting. During the opening ceremony NMA’s local societies and individuals of outstanding achievement will be recognized for their contributions to the NMA and to the field of medicine.

NIH/NMA Travel Awards Program

Residents, fellows, postdoctoral scientists, and early stage investigators interested in academic medicine are encouraged to apply. Award includes participation in…

Call for Awards Nominations

Providing public recognition of exceptional achievement and service within the National Medical Association is an important activity of the Association….

Why I
Attend
Convention by Mildred M.G. Olivier, M.D., FACS

It gives me a chance to network with other physicians who share my goals and the challenges I face working towards decreasing health disparities. As the Co-Director of the Rabb-Venable Excellence in Research Program, I also look forward each year to meeting with the youngest generation of underrepresented minority residents and medical students to join our community. In addition to mentoring the new ophthalmologists, I coordinate the Eye Education Program and free screenings with AAO and the Ophthalmology section for NMA attendees and the community.