NMA 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

National Medical Association
Orlando, Florida

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Hotel & Travel

Convention housing opens January 15th, 2018.

Hotel Profile

Rosen Shingle Creek, which opened September 9, 2006, is one of the largest full-service convention hotels in Central Florida. The 255-acre hotel offers 1,501 guest rooms and suites, and 524,000 square feet of dedicated, flexible meeting/event space that includes one of the nation’s largest column-free ballrooms at 95,000 sq. ft. Awarded the AAA Four Diamond designation annually since 2007, the hotel offers an array of amenities such as:

  • The Spa at Shingle Creek, a full-service, 13,000-sq.-ft. spa with nine treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center
  • An 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course redesigned by Arnold Palmer Design Company
  • Fifteen dining/lounging options
  • Four outdoor swimming pools
  • Two lighted tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Nature trail and seasonal fishing
  • Olympic-regulation sand volleyball court and more

Architecture & Design

Created as an impressive example of the 1900s Spanish Revival style architecture, the hotel’s high-carved arches accented by the natural warm earth tones illustrate the sense of casual elegance and the grace of historic Florida. There are 255-acres of natural environment surround the resort, which includes a backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades.

Guided by founder and President Harris Rosen’s high standards of quality and unsurpassed service, a team of experienced professionals fulfills the company’s on-going commitment to guest and associate satisfaction. 

Hotel at a Glance

  • Total Sleeping Rooms and Suites: 1,501
  • Meeting/Event Space: 524,000 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Number of Meeting Rooms: 99 (including ballrooms) 

Guestrooms:

  • The hotel includes 1,501 smoke-free, over-sized guestrooms (among the largest in Central Florida at 436 gross sq. ft.). And 75 ADA rooms
  • 191 Suites: Each guestroom features two phones and is equipped with the latest innovations in technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed hardwired internet; 40″ flat screen TVs that include connectivity panels for laptop, iPad, iPod and other devices.
  • Each luxurious room features a plush Creek Sleeper Bed. Guestrooms also offer an in-room safe (fits up to 17” lap top), mini refrigerator, plush robe, iron and ironing board, hands-free blow dryer, coffeemaker, I-home radio/docking station, and Shingle Creek branded in-room amenities from
  • The latest RFID technology at Rosen Hotels & Resorts, keeps our guests secure in their rooms. The comfort and security of our guests is at the heart of everything we do. Rest Assured.™ All of existing guestroom lock systems with a RFID key locking system combined with automatic deadbolts.
  • Check-in begins at 3pm. Check-out is 11am. Hotel does not charge resort fee.

Dining & Entertainment

  • A Land Remembered (AAA Four Diamond)
  • Cala Bella (“Beautiful Creek”)– AAA Four Diamond
  • Bella’s Bar
  • Café Osceola & Osceola Bar
  • Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria
  • Banrai Sushi
  • Tobias Burgers & Brews
  • Shingle Creek Clubhouse Grille
  • 18 Monroe Street Market
  • Smooth Java
  • Headwaters Lounge
  • Creek Ice Creamery
  • Cat-Tails Pool Bar & Grille
  • Par-Take
  • Room Service – 24 hours, full service
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Why I Attend Convention

I rely on the organization’s leadership to convene critical discussions focused on health policy, healthcare reform and the challenges facing physicians not only in clinical practice, but those in leadership in health plans, academia, pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and public health. NMA convention is also a great time to connect with my medical school alumni, friends and colleagues.

Rose E. Blackburn, M.D., M.B.A.