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NMA Region I 2019 Annual Meeting

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La Concha: A Renaissance Resort

1077 Ashford Avenue

San Juan, 787-721-7500 00907

Puerto Rico

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National Medical Association Region I is excited to announce the 2019 Annual Medical Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The theme for the 2019 conference is "Discover. Engage. Act. Working to Achieve Health Equity During Challenging Times".


La Concha Renaissance Resort is located in Puerto Rico's hottest locale -- Condado, San Juan. Condado has been touted as the entertainment capital of the Caribbean and is full of nightlight, restaurants and activities.

NMA group rate for the nights of May 23, 24, 25 and 26 is $259/night + tax. For pre/post days the rate is $199/night + tax The last day to book is May 18, 2019.

NOTE: If booking Pre/Post Dates: Call Nicole Miranda 787-977-3623 (nmiranda@laconcharesort.com) or call Reservations 787-977-3399 Mon - Fri 730am to 730pm, Sat 9am-530pm. If agents are busy or not in the office, the call will be automatically transferred to Marriort Central Reservations Office.

Book your group rate for National Medical Association Region 1 Meeting


Registration is online. Early Bird Registration ended April 15, 2019. To register, please select the appropriate ticket category and submit payment online. Don't forget to select a ticket for Saturday night's Chairs’ Award Ceremony and Dinner!


The abstract deadline has passed (April 15). Thank you to those who submitted abstracts. Notifications will be emailed to students/trainees.

CME credit

10-12 CME credits anticipated (awaiting approval)

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE (subject to change)


4-6pm: Concurrent Professional Development Sessions

Session 1:

Emma K. T. Benn, Dr.PH, MPH

"Workshop in Applied Statistics for Health Disparities Research and Statistical Consultation"

Session 2:

Ann-Gel S. Palermo, Dr.PH, MPH

"Deconstructing the CV: Understanding the Hidden Value and Purpose Workshop + 30 Minute Individualized CV Coaching Consult"



Dr. Maurice Hinson “Is a Diverse Physician Workforce Profitable? A Call to Increase Black and Hispanic Male Physicians”

Dr. Daniel Laroche “Surgical Interventional Glaucoma”

Dr. Ugo Ezenkwele “Frontline Medicine: Unconscious Bias in Healthcare”

Dr. Philippe Douyon “Dr. Douyon's BrainFit™: Using Technology to Prevent and Manage Chronic Diseases”

Mr. Gil Addo “Empowering Clinicians with the Power of eConsults”

Dr. Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie “Dementia – Lost in Yourself

Mr. Errol Pierre “Healthcare Reform: ACA vs Medicare for All”

Dr. Linda Laras “Sexual Violence, times up for physicians”

Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis “Disparities in genetic testing among women with hereditary cancer syndromes: Does Race Play a Role?”

Dr. Veronica Pimentel “Decreasing the Morbidity and Mortality of Black Mothers through Effective Preeclampsia Screening, Prevention and Treatment”

Dr. Benjamin Nwosu “Gold-standard Criterion for Honeymoon Phase of Type 1 diabetes: Racial and Ethnic Concerns”

Dr. Lianne Smith “Disparities in Mental Health Care: Closing the Gap”

Dr. Angela Coombs “Barriers to Psychopharmacologic Treatment and Engagement Among African-Americans”

Dr. Kwame Ennin “Title: Racial Disparities in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty”

Dr. Meena Singh “Hair Loss in Patients of African Descent”

Dr. Julian Harris “Unpacking the Shift Towards Value-Based Payment”

Dr. Alice Coombs “Adaptive Leadership: What Physicians Need to Do”

Ms. Wendy O’Brien and Ms. Pamela Abner “Addressing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity through the Lens of Unconscious Bias”

Dr. Blossom Samuels “Bridging the Gap in Care- Osteoporosis and Fracture Management”

Dr. Tanya Rogo “Ebola: What Have We Learned?”

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La Concha: A Renaissance Resort

1077 Ashford Avenue

San Juan, 787-721-7500 00907

Puerto Rico

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