NMA permits and encourages the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and blogging at the conference as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or the conference in general, provided that
- copyright law is observed;
- verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and
- the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.
Out of respect for the other participants, we ask that noise-making electronic devices be silenced, though they need not be turned off. We understand that they may be used to follow along in the syllabus, tweet, or take notes in accordance with the above stated social media policy.
Official hashtag – #NMA2018ORL
Walk through presentations on the latest in medical research and engage in informal discussions with the participants.
Visit NMA Central – the Association’s convention site headquarters – located in the Exhibit Hall (Booth 211). NMA staff will be available to provide information about programs, activities, membership, the Journal of the National Medical Association and much more.
Limited complimentary wireless internet service is offered in various public areas.
A concierge desk will be located near the registration area and is there to answer most conference related questions. The meeting room changed – what is the new room? How do I find the exhibit hall? Where the Opening and Awards Ceremony being held? Are there places to eat inside the Center? How do I purchase tickets for the President’s Ball? The desk will be manned between the hours of 8:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
The NMA Convention is a professional development event and due to safety liability issues, children under age 18 are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall during installation, exhibit hours and dismantle. (This includes children in strollers).
Meeting rooms will be kept cool. Dressing in layers is recommended since the temperature in meeting rooms can vary – from comfortable to chilly. As a result, you might want to dress in layers or bring a shawl/sweater.
If you are an author, current NMA member and a registered conference attendee, we invite you to join us in Orlando. You bring the books, we provide the space for free in NMA Central which is located in a prominent location in the Exhibit Hall.
Sunday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Health professionals interested in presenting during the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly are invited to submit abstracts. Abstracts from all medical specialties and disciplines related to topics of health disparities are welcome.