NMA 116th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly

National Medical Association
Orlando, Florida

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Opening Day

Walk a Mile with a Child

Saturday, August 11. 8:00 am – 11:00 am.

Come walk and play with NMA leadership on Saturday, August 11 as we host our 11th annual Walk a Mile with a Child program. Featuring giveaways and lots of new, educational and fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Contact yfleming@nmanet.org for additional information.


Book Giveaway for Children 3 to 6 Years of Age.

The mind is a muscle. It too needs exercise.  Reading is important because it develops the mind. Understanding the written word is the way the mind increases its ability, just as walking increases the ability of the body.

For many income eligible parents participating in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness Programs supported by the state of Florida, the cost of buying books may be seen as a necessary, but costly, expense that just does not fit into their over-strapped budgets.  Because reading is a progressive skill, books that increase vocabulary or that help with translating words from Spanish to English with fun, yet educational stories, can not only become a child’s most valued possession but their pathway to future success.  Please help those families, who would like to have a “real” book for their child to read or to be read to them, by donating an age appropriate book for a child from 3 to 10 years of age.

Your donated books will be given to Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C-), the administrator for the he Early Learning Coalitions (501(c)(3)) of Orange and Osceola Counties, for distribution to the children enrolled in their Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and School Readiness programs.

Please send your book(s) in advance to:

National Medical Association
c/o Walk a Mile with a Child
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD   20910

Or bring your book(s) to convention and drop them in the bin near Registration

Convention Planning Highlights

Special Events

Past Presidents Leadership Forum

On Saturday August 11th 2018 from 11 pm to 12:30 pm at the NMA Convention in Orlando, the Past Presidents…

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Authors’ Corner

If you are an author, current NMA member and a registered conference attendee, we invite you to join us in…

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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…

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Call for Award 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

The NMA ANNUAL Meeting is a great way to network with physician colleagues across the United States to network, discuss policy and healthcare legislation, and to learn the latest innovation in medicine in a supportive, fun, uplifting, & exciting environment reconnecting with friends while able to also enjoy family time with Camp NMAzing!!

Carlos J. Vital, M.D.