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It gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us and other stakeholders at the 2017 Health Policy Colloquium. The Colloquium will be held March 24 – 26, in Los Angeles, CA.

At this two-day forum, population health experts will address many of the pressing issues facing patients, health care providers, and community leaders. The Colloquium will offer you an opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders to address access to essential services. The theme of this year’s Colloquium is The Health of the Black Family and will focus on clinical, policy, and social determinants of health and their impact on individual opportunities to earn a good living, live and work in a safe and healthy environment, and effectively use available social service and health care resources to optimize and maximize health care and disease prevention. Additionally, our signature NMA Awards will also be presented to leaders in health equity.


To register click on one of the links below. The registration deadline is March 10, 2017. Registration fees are waived for current 2017 NMA, SNMA, and ANMA members.

Register Online (NMA members only)
Download PDF Registration Form

Hotel Information

The conference hotel is the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310.274. 7777. Room rates start at $259/night + taxes and fees. To secure hotel accommodations please click on the following link: NMA Hotel Reservation Link.

Discounted NMA conference room rate deadline is March 10, 2017.

Travel Information

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the main airport in Los Angeles, and is located approximately 15 miles from the Beverly Hilton. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic.


(Tentative - subject to change. Please check back for future updates)

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM      National Colloquium on African American Health (Day 1)

  • Environmental and Climate Issues
  • Violence and the Police Use of Force
  • Future of the Affordable Care Act: Life After Repeal
  • Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in Clinical Trials
  • Adverse Drug Pricing and the Threat to Health and Lives
  • Caught in the Cross Hairs of the Opioid Crisis

6:00 – 9:00 PM      Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM      National Colloquium on African American Health (Day 2)

  • Medical Student Pipeline
  • Hospitals and Their Communities: Providing Excellent Community Care in Today’s Economy
  • Disparities in Cancer
  • Advancing Integrative Medicine
  • Community Outreach Using Technology in the Digital Age
  • Physician Advocacy
  • Financial Management

6:30 – 10:30 PM      Health Policy and Community Awards Dinner

Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM      NMA House of Delegates Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM       NMA Region VI Business Meeting
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM        Golden State Medical Association Educational Program: Understanding the Medical Board of   California’s Enforcement Process
                                        (Open to all NMA & GSMA members)

Featured Speakers

Joel Freedman

Colloquium Keynote Speaker
Joel Freedman
President of Paladin Healthcare Capital, LLC and Co-Founder of Avanti Hospitals, LLC

Bernard J. Tyson

Colloquium Awards Dinner Co-Chair
Bernard J. Tyson
Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

Please check back, additional information to come.

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