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7th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

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We invite you to participate in the 17th Annual Conference of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), "Strategies to Build Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research", to be held April 25-28, 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  To attend, please fill out the attached 2013 conference registration form and fax it back to us at 202-628-5898 by Friday, April 12th.

The conference provides you the opportunity to network with Hispanic physicians, residents, medical students, health care policy makers, health care industry representatives, and other stakeholders from across the country interested in strategies to improve the health of Hispanics and all Americans. National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more will also be discussed. CME credits to be provided.

Event Speakers:

  • Thursday Opening Reception: Congresswoman Christensen, Congresswoman Roybal Allard (invited) followed by Special Diabetes Symposium Diner
  • Friday Opening Plenary: CMS Medical Officer: Implementation Plans for the ACA; the new VA Office of Health Equity;
  • Friday Congressional Roundtable with Congressmen Ruiz (CA), Palone (NJ), Grijalva (AZ), Green (TX), McDermott (WA)
  • Friday Lunch: CMS OMH Director
  • Friday Reception in Exhibit Hall - Global Health Leaders
  • Saturday: Posters on Hispanic Research and Exhibitors --with healthy Latino cooking demonstration by Chef LaLa and lunch
  • Saturday Plenary: Panel on State Efforts for Marketplaces; the President of PhRMA discussing access to discount medications
  • Saturday Awards Gala: US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for our Awards Gala Keynote Speaker; Awardees: Kerry Kennedy, CEO of the RFK Institute; Gail Christopher, VP of WK Kellogg Foundation; Ana Maria Lopez, MD, Fellow of the Year; CEO of Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield; and the presidents of State Hispanic medical societies and national Hispanic health associations.
  • Sunday: Special Leadership Institute with Monica Lozano, CEO, Impremedia; CNN en Espanol, UNIVISION, Telemundo, National Assoc of Hispanic Publications and more NHMA Media Advisors to strategize for NHMA education through media on the ACA.

In addition there will be many more breakfast sessions and workshops on cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV AIDS, Immunizations, research and Hispanic health, medical education leadership, cultural competence CLAS Standards of 2013 announced by OMH, technology to reach hard to reach populations, Dual Eligible Care Issues, new ACO and PCMH Models and more.

Established in 1994, NHMA is a non-profit association that represents the interests of 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanic populations.

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Our Board of Directors and our Partners, the National Hispanic Nurses Association, the Hispanic Dental Association, the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association, the Forum of Latino Health Executives, the Association of Healthcare Executives,  the Physician Assistants for Latino Health, the Latinos in Health Nutrition, the Latino Medical Student Association, regional Latino mental health groups, State Hispanic Medical Societies from Arizona, California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Tennessee, and NHMA Council of Young Physicians, the NHMA Council of Residents, and the Latino Medical Student Association are committed to expanding the national discourse to enhance programs, policies and resources for the delivery of health promotion and disease management for our communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 11:33

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