Opening & Awards Speaker
Opening & Awards Ceremony Keynote Speaker, on Friday, July 31, will be Stacey Abrams, New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader.
Symposium Keynote Speaker
Edward C. Mazique Symposium Keynote Speaker, on Sunday, August 2, will be Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Walk a Mile with a Child Goes Virtual
COVID-19 will not stop the 2020 Walk a Mile with a Child event– We’re Going Virtual! You can make our 125th Anniversary and Walk a Mile with a Child a Success by joining us virtually, of course! Additional activities include a Health, Wellness and Environment Health Poster Contest, Mentoring in Medicine, and ANMA Project Sun. Stay tuned, we have lots of und and interesting plans in the works!
My Convention Story by Michal A. Young M. D, FAAP, FABM
The NMA Convention is a unique and empowering gathering of African Americans physicians and others of color in the health care fields. Because the NMA consists of multiple disciplines I am able to update in my field of Pediatrics as well as in other areas that are important for my own health and wellness! I am able to participate in substantive policy and political strategy discussions as well as reunion time with classmates and colleagues. Additionally it’s an opportunity to mentor students and residents of color. It is the one medical conference that I will continue to attend even when I retire from the clinical practice of Medicine.
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Highlight from the History of the NMA
In 1909, the first Journal of the National Medical Association was published. The journal published articles about medical practice as well as information about the state of African American doctors in the United States.