Since its inception, the National Medical Association has sought to serve as a critical information resource for its constituents, the medical community, and the population at large.   Critical educational resources are made available to NMA members at national, regional, local chapter meetings, Town halls, webinars, and in conjunction with other organizations.  As working in the field grows increasingly more demanding, NMA does its best to support and sustain its members.

In addition to members, the NMA seeks to provide the general population with accurate, relevant information. Technology has granted ready access to a vast array of medical resources, thus, the NMA is aware that its role as the conscience of American medicine is more important than ever.  Who will separate fact from fiction?  As it has for over a century, NMA assumes the role and continues to serve wherever possible.

Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions

All 2022 convention attendees, exhibitors, guests, contractors, and staff must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including booster(s) for those who are eligible. We will provide multiple options for attendees to provide proof of vaccination.

Additionally, face mask are required at all times while in-doors at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hyatt Regency, or other NMA contracted venues, including but not limited to meetings in hotels, and on shuttle buses, regardless of whether it is required by law at the time of the convention.

Those brief periods when actively eating or drinking or presenting are exempt from the mask mandate.

Please continue to check back for updates as we are revising our Frequently Asked Questions.

Call for NMA Awards Nominations

Deadline for submissions has passed.

Providing public recognition of exceptional achievement and service within the National Medical Association is an important activity of the Association. Annually the National Medical Association confers four awards to honor luminaries and those medical societies that have demonstrated exemplary leadership. In addition, we recognize individuals of national and international stature whose efforts significantly benefit health and medicine.

These awards are:

  • The Practitioner of the Year Award
  • The Distinguished Service Award
  • The Meritorious Achievement Award
  • The Local Society of the Year Award

Nominations for each of these awards are accepted from:

  • Any individual member
  • State or Local Society
  • Sections of the Scientific Assembly

National Institutes of Health/National Medical Association Travel Awards Program

Residents, fellows, postdoctoral scientists, and early stage investigators interested in academic medicine are encouraged to apply.  Award includes participation in a two day academic career development workshop and provides support for travel, hotel, and registration for selected applicants to attend the 2022 NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Atlanta, GA.

For additional information: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/research-programs/diversity-programs/travel-scholarship-awards/nih-national-medical-association

Application deadline has passed.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline has passed.

Health professionals interested in presenting during the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly to be held July 30 – August 3, 2022, in Atlanta, GA, are invited to submit abstracts. The deadline for all abstract submissions is Monday, May 23, 2022. Abstracts may be submitted for consideration for either an oral (podium) presentation, or a poster presentation, or for both.

Call for Council on Concerns of Women Physicians Award Nominations

Deadline for submissions is Sunday June 12, 2022.

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 women physicians through program implementation and policy development. The Council recognizes women physicians who through clinical practice, 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. NMA members can submit nominations for the Council on Concerns of Women Physician Awards, where award recipients are recognized during the awards program.

Download the nomination packet.

The event will be held Sunday, July 31, 11:30 – 2:00 pm.

Call for NMA Authors

Deadline for submissions: Extended to June 15, 2022

Calling all NMA Members who are Authors!

If you are a published author and are interesting in sharing your masterpiece with fellow members and other convention attendees consider securing a space at the 2022 NMA Authors on the Square location in the Exhibit Hall.  To participate read the Authors on the Square Participant Information sheet, complete the Authors on the Square Application, and send it to the NMA address listed on the application form.


Meeting rooms will be kept cool. Dressing in layers is recommended since the temperature in meeting rooms can vary – from comfortable to chilly. As a result, you might want to dress in layers or bring a shawl/sweater.


The NMA Convention is a professional development event and due to safety liability issues, children under age 18 are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall during installation, exhibit hours and dismantle. (This includes children in strollers).

Internet and WiFi

Limited complimentary wireless internet service is offered in various public areas.

House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the legislative body of the National Medical Association (NMA). During the HOD sessions at the Annual Convention, the elected Delegates of the Association meet to conduct the business of the NMA. During the 3 days that the HOD is in session, the HOD will receive and act upon the reports of the Board of Trustees, HOD Councils, HOD Reference Committees and Officers of the Association. In addition, the election of the General Officers of the Association takes place within the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates may meet in Open, Closed, or Executive Session. All members of the NMA may attend the Open Sessions of the HOD, but only Delegates have the right to vote in the deliberations of the HOD. To be eligible to be a Delegate for a House of Delegates meetings, an individual must have been a dues paid member of the NMA in the previous year. Delegates are selected by the State Societies and Sections who submit names for credentialing/registration to the NMA HOD Office.

  • Saturday, July 30: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 31: 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3: 1:30-6:00 pm

Social Media

NMA permits and encourages the use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and blogging at the conference as a way to summarize, highlight, excerpt, review, critique, and promote the presented materials, syllabus materials, or the conference in general, provided that

  • copyright law is observed;
  • verbatim information is limited to a few quotes; and
  • the author or speaker is referenced and cited appropriately.

Out of respect for the other participants, we ask that noise-making electronic devices be silenced, though they need not be turned off. We understand that they may be used to follow along in the syllabus, tweet, or take notes in accordance with the above stated social media policy.


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