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National Medical Association

The National Medical Association's Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is acclaimed as the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health. Each year, African American physicians and other health professionals from across the country convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, discuss health policy priorities, and to share experiences through networking opportunities. Through NMA’s 26 Scientific Specialty Sections, the Convention attracts the broadest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country.

Next Upcoming Events

Registration OpensFriday, August 2: 4:30 pm

Section Leaders Orientation Friday, August 2: 6:00 pm

Past President Council DinnerFriday, August 2: 6:30 pm

Section SessionsSaturday, August 3: 7:00 am

Registration OpenSaturday, August 3: 7:30 am

17th Annual Walk a Mile with a ChildSaturday, August 3: 8:00 am

New Member/First Time Attendees ReceptionSaturday, August 3: 8:00 am

Section SessionsSaturday, August 3: 9:00 am

BreakSaturday, August 3: 10:45 am

Past Presidents' Leadership ForumSaturday, August 3: 11:00 am

Section SessionsSaturday, August 3: 11:00 am

Edward C. Mazique, M.D., SymposiumSaturday, August 3: 1:00 pm

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from NMA President Yolanda Lawson, M.D.

Welcome to the 122nd Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly of the National Medical Association, hosted in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square, from August 3–7, 2024. As the 124th President, I am thrilled to invite you to join us under this year’s theme, “The Quest for Healthcare Transformation.”

Our convention is set to explore three core pillars essential to transforming healthcare:

  1. Black Women’s Health Agenda: This pillar is about actionable change, ensuring that Black women’s health is prioritized, protected, and promoted at all levels of healthcare delivery and policy-making.
  2. Digital Innovation: Advancing health equity through digital health solutions, emphasizing the importance of accessibility and transparency to ensure technology benefits all, particularly in reducing health disparities.
  3. Healthcare Workforce: Supporting our healthcare professionals through initiatives on physician viability, addressing racism within the profession, and fostering a supportive environment for Black physicians and residents to preserve and increase a diverse workforce.

New York City offers the perfect backdrop for our gathering, providing a vibrant setting for culturally relevant learning, networking, and advancing our mission towards a more equitable, innovative, and resilient healthcare system.

Your participation is vital as we navigate this transformative journey. Together, let’s make this convention a milestone in our ongoing quest for healthcare transformation.

Thank you for your commitment to health equity. I look forward to engaging with you in New York City for what promises to be an inspiring and impactful event.

Warm regards,

Yolanda Lawson, M.D.
124th President
National Medical Association

Featured Events (See Schedule)

  • Opening & Awards Ceremony August 3, 2024
  • President's Installation August 6, 2024
  • Past Presidents' Leadership Forum August 3, 2024
  • Edward C. Mazique, M.D. Symposium August 3, 2024
  • The Edith Irby Jones, M.D. Plenary August 4, 2024
  • W. Montague Cobb, M.D. Lecture and Symposium August 4, 2024
  • Presentation Theaters
  • Specialty Section Events
  • CME Concurrent Sessions
  • Council on Concerns of Women Physicians August 4, 2024

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