NMA 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

National Medical Association
Orlando, Florida

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Camp NMA-zing

Registration Now Open! Kama`āina Kids logoThe NMA has contracted Kama`aina Kids, Hawai`i’s Enrichment and Education Professionals, to conduct Camp NMA-Zing 2018 in Orlando. The program includes qualified chaperones certified in first aid and CPR; transportation; admission fees; daily lunches; 3 dinners at Disney; four t-shirts; and insurance. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (Disney World Park days), parents must drop off child at 8:30am, except on Y.E.S. days (see schedule below), and pick up child at 9:00pm. On Wednesday, parents must drop off child at 8:30am, pick up child at 4:00pm, provide dinner for child, drop child off at 6:00pm and pick up child at 9:30pm. Our program takes place at Rosen Shingle Creek. Activities are subject to change based on availability. Please make sure to feed your child breakfast daily before program.

Schedule

Sun. 8/12 Mon. 8/13 Tues. 8/14 Wed. 8/15
Group 1 (3-5 Years)
9:00am–9:00pm Disney World Magic Kingdom Disney World Animal Kingdom Disney World Magic Kingdom 8:30am-4:00pm Gatorland
6:00pm-9:30pm Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 2 (6-8 Years)
9:00am–9:00pm Disney World Magic Kingdom Disney World Animal Kingdom (Y.E.S. Program. Arrive at 7:30am.) Disney World Magic Kingdom 8:30am-4:00pmGatorland
6:00pm-9:30pm Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 3 (9-11 Years)
9:00am–9:00pm Disney World Magic Kingdom Disney World Animal Kingdom Disney World Magic Kingdom (Y.E.S. Program. Arrive at 8:00am.) 8:30am-4:00pmGatorland
6:00pm-9:30pm Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show
Group 4 (12-14 Years)
9:00am–9:00pm Disney World Magic Kingdom ANMA's Project Sun
Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney World Magic Kingdom (Y.E.S. Program. Arrive at 8:00am.) 8:30am-4:00pm Gatorland
6:00pm-9:30pm Camp NMA-Zing Teen Dance
Group 5 & 6 (15+ Years)
9:00am–9:00pm Disney World Magic Kingdom (Y.E.S. Program. Arrive at 8:00am.) ANMA's Project Sun
Disney World Animal Kingdom
Disney World Magic Kingdom 8:30am-4:00pm Gatorland
6:00pm-9:30pm Camp NMA-Zing Teen Dance

Activity Descriptions

The preliminary program activities have been carefully selected with the goal of providing a wide range of age-appropriate, educational, social and cultural experiences unique to Orlando, FL. Kama`aina Kids will work with NMA convention planners to develop a program which is convenient for parents and conventioneers, as well as, enjoyable and memorable for participants. The following activity descriptions detail the Camp NMA-Zing Youth 2018 Program. Activities are subject to change due to availability in August 2018.

  1. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the flagship park of Walt Disney World, based on the original Disneyland in California. Magic Kingdom captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment and rides, classic attractions, beloved Disney characters and much more. With the iconic Cinderella’s Castle as its centerpiece, the enormous 107-acre park is split into six lands based on different themes – Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Liberty Square.
  2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is filled with attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney’s dedication to nature and conservation. The park is home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species, and leads the way in animal care, education and research. Sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Animal Kingdom is the biggest animal-themed park in the world. Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement. From the spectacular scenery of the African savanna to the high-altitude, roller coaster thrills of Expedition Everest in Asia, global adventures abound at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  3. Groups 2 and 3 will attend “Principles of Animal Behavior”, a Disney Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.) Program which explores the fascinating and surprising world of animal behavior. Participants can see exotic animals in their natural habitat and engage in hands-on activities to learn how they survive and thrive. Through observation and exploration of wildlife, students will discover how behavior contributes to animals’ well-being and survival in the wild. Traveling through the unique lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, students will gain knowledge of the challenges and threats that face wildlife populations, along with the potential consequences and impact these adversities have on humankind. This journey leads students to understand that each animal species has a place in the circle of life.
  4. Group 4 – 6 will attend “Energy and Waves”, a 3-hour Disney Y.E.S. Program. Together we will embark on an interactive adventure where we can explore the physics of light and sound through select attractions at Magic Kingdom park and examine the wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students will discover how energy is transmitted by light and sound waves. Participants will also learn how these waves affect the Disney Guest experience and day-to-day life. Additionally, students find out how light and sound can be manipulated.
  5. Let’s get ready for down-home family fun at “The Alligator Capital of the World” – Gatorland! We’ll see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call the Breeding Marsh home. Gatorland boasts the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators. Additionally a free-flight aviary, petting zoo and one-of-a-kind animal shows ensure that our day will be full of fun, smiles and special memories!
  6. The Camp NMA-Zing Talent Show gives our young stars a chance to shine. Groups will practice a song, dance, skit or other talent to perform for our live audience of their peers and our staff judges!
  7. The Camp NMA-Zing Pre-teen and Teen Dance, for ages 12 and up, is an onsite dance party for youth to unwind, express imagination and artistry, and celebrate with their friends. A live DJ, lighting effects, dance contests and more will make this last evening of camp one to remember.

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Why I Attend Convention

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.

Mildred M.G. Olivier, M.D., FACS