NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

Special Events

Walk a Mile with a Child

Saturday, July 27, 8:00 am – 11:30 am.

Come walk with us Saturday, July 27th on the beach as we exercise our bodies and enjoy the magnificence of the sand, water and waves. Afterwards, come in from the sun for breakfast, a pineapple relay run, limbo contest, hula demonstrations, yoga, and much more. We have once again partnered with Mentoring in Medicine – the outstanding hands-on program that promotes and ignites an interest in health and science and the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association’s Project Sun which encourage healthy living and goal setting.

It’s Free, Fun and Fulfilling for “all” ages.

Opening and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Join the president and board of trustees chair as they along with NMA’s national and local leadership welcome attendees to the official opening of the Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. During the opening ceremony individuals of national and international stature whose efforts significantly benefit health and medicine will be recognized with the NMA Scroll of Merit Award. Four other awards are conferred to honor luminaries and medical societies that have demonstrated exemplary leadership.   These awards include Practitioner of the Year, Distinguished Service, Meritorious Achievement, and Local Society of the Year. The W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute will honor distinguished members of the medical/health community and the Postgraduate Section will recognize the Top Healthcare Professionals Under 40.


Past Presidents Leadership Forum

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

In Hawaii, the Past Presidents Council of the NMA will host its second Leadership Forum.  Leadership opportunities abound within the NMA. But too often the path to leadership seems vague and difficult to navigate. But you would be amazed at how similar the journey is for members who have successfully achieved local, regional or national office. More importantly, what you can do for the health of your colleagues and the African Americans we serve within our community is unlimited—if you decide to be involved. The Past Presidents understand better both the path to leadership in the NMA and satisfaction of a job well done.

ANMA Activities

Sunday, July 28, 7:00 am – 9:00 am

The ANMA has developed an array of networking, inspiring, educational, relaxing, and fun events for its members and those attending the National Medical Association annual convention, these activities include:

  • Project Sun, Walk a Mile with a Child and Mentoring in Medicine
    Saturday, July 27: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
  • ANMA Marketplace
    Saturday, July 27: Opening 4:30 – 8:00 pm
    Sunday, July 28 – Tuesday, July 30: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Wednesday, July 31: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Annual ANMA and NMA Prayer Breakfast and Memorial Service
    Sunday, July 28: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Sunset Cruise Dinner and Show 
    Sunday, July 28: 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm
    Embark at 4:30 pm.
    Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • Pacesetter Scholarship Luncheon
    Monday, July 29: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
    Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • African American Heritage Tour
    Tuesday, July 30: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
  • Amazing Spa Treatments
    Daily: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

2019 NMA Author’s Corner

Exhibit Hall/NMA Central – Booth 319

Please stop by NMA Central and visit with this year’s NMA Authors

  1. Ericka Goodwin, MD and Napoleon Higgins, Jr., MD
    Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities
    How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story About ADHD
  2. Delicia M. Haynes, MD
    The Dawn: A Med Student’s Roadmap to Finding A Light In Their Darkest Hours
  3. Tamiko Morgan, MD, MPH
    VIP Very Important Patient: The African –American Woman’s Guide to Health Care, Healing & Wellness
  4. Goldie Winge, MD
    Housing 911: The Physician’s Guide to Buying a House 
  5. Kimberly R. Kelley, MD, MBA
    The Road to Mana: Healing, Happiness, and Power on the Road to Life 
  6. LaTanja Watkins, MD
    Doctoring Better: 11 Top Physician Coaches Revel Secrets for Helping Others Create Better Lives
    The Hundredth Nubian Effect: How to Get Ahead Even if you Start from Behind

CCWP Annual Muriel Petioni Award Program

(Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians Program)

Sunday, July 28, 11:30 – 2:00 pm

Nomination deadline extended to May 15.

The NMA supports and encourages diversity in medicine. The Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) was established to address the unique issues, concerns and policies regarding the advancement of female physicians. The CCWP Annual Muriel Petioni, M.D. Award Program has become a highlight of the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. Each year this event is one of the most well attended programs during the convention. Past keynote speakers include Regina King, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Dianne Carroll, Patti LaBelle, Judy Smith, Donna Brazile, Dr. Jocelyn Elders, and Anita Hill. It is attended by both men and women in all medical specialties and recognizes female physicians who through research, community service and activism, strive to eliminate health care disparities, provide people of color with quality health care, and address women’s health and professional issues.

Exhibit Hall Opening and Reception

Sunday, July 28, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Monday – Tuesday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet our Authors and discuss their books! Interact with exhibitors who are eager to discuss/demonstrate new, existing and/or innovative products and/or services. Attend informative presentations on the latest research findings or products. Relax in NMA Central. Network with fellow attendees. Nosh on tropical delights! Enter our raffle for a chance to win wonderful prizes. Paint your Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden at our 3rd annual Paint & Sip.

We officially open the exhibit hall on Sunday at 4:30 pm with a reception that is sure to please everyone—members, fellows, guests, and exhibitors.  Enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, music, and more!

P.S. As a reminder, no children under age 18 are allowed in the exhibit hall.

Genentech Satellite Symposia

Monday, July 29, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Advancing Inclusive Research
Hilton Hawaiian Village – Coral Ballroom III (located in the Mid-Pacific Conference Center)

President’s Installation Ceremony

Tuesday, July 30, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson our 119th president will past the torch to Dr. Oliver Brooks who will be formally installed as the 120th president of the National Medical Association on Tuesday. The installation provides attendees an opportunity to congratulate Dr. Brooks and hear his focus and exciting plans for his presidential year, which includes the celebration of NMA’s 125th year in Atlanta, Georgia.


President’s Ball

Tuesday, July 30 14, 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Join Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson along with the Board of Trustees and past presidents for the President’s Ball. Enjoy an elegant evening of fine dining, dancing and incredible entertainment.

Attire: Black Tie Preferred


Receptions/Dinners at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

(As of 5/2/19)

Saturday, July 27

  • Meharry Medical College – Welcome Party: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Great Lawn

Sunday, July 28

  • Emergency Medicine Resident Reception: 5:00 PM–7:00 PM – Village Green
  • Meharry Medical Collage and Morehouse School of Medicine Joint Reception: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Rainbow Suite
  • Dr. Knight Reception: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Kahili Suite

Monday, July 29

  • Association of Black Cardiologists – Advisory Meeting: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Nautilus Suite 1
  • Association of Black Cardiologists: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Coral Ballroom 1
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science: 6:00PM–8:00PM – Hilton Hawaiian Village I Nautilus Suite, 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Harvard Medical School: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Rainbow Suite
  • Howard University College of Medicine: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Village Green (outdoor event)
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – South Pacific Ballroom 3
  • Meharry Medical College: They will be attending the Waikiki Starlight Luau as a group.  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Coral 4
  • Morehouse School of Medicine: Briefing & Cocktails before attending the Waikiki Starlight Luau, 4:00 – 5:00 PM – South Pacific Ballroom 1- 2
  • Penn Medicine Alumni Reception: 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Hilton Hawaiian Village Starlight Luau 
  • Skin of Color Society: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Kalia Pool (outdoor event)
  • Thomas Jefferson University: 6:00–8:00 PM – Kahili Suite
  • Tufts Medicine Alumni Dinner : 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Azure Restaurant, Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • University of Michigan: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Coral Ballroom 2

Planning Highlights

CCWP Call for Award Nominations

Since 1999, deserving female recipients have been honored during the Council on the Concerns of Women Physicians Annual Muriel Petioni M.D. Awards Luncheon during the NMA’s Annual Scientific Assembly and Convention. Nomination Deadline extended to May 15.

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…

NMA Call for Awards Nominations

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

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