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Please join us for the National Medical Association (NMA)'s Professional Development Series at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF)'s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Washington DC

About the the CBCF ALC and the NMA PDS

The CBCF ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. During the ALC more than 10,000 thought leaders, legislators, healthcare professionals, and other attendees will address issues such as economic development, civil and social justice, education, and public health during its more than 100 policy forums.

The NMA Professional Development Series (PDS) is a one day forum designed to enhance the educational underpinnings of physicians, healthcare providers, and all professionals interested in promoting health equity. The format will include panel and keynote presentations discussing inequities and disparities in key areas, and systematic approaches to promote wellness through prevention and management of disease.

Registration Information

  1. Please visit the CBCF ALC website and click start.
  2. Enter promo code PDSNMA1 or PDSNMA2 at the top of the top of the Attendee Information page.
  3. After completing your contact information and demographic survey, please be certain to select Professional Development Series option.

PDSNMA1 ($80.00) registration package includes:

  • Professional Development Series
  • Name Badge
  • Conference Bag
  • Electronic Conference Schedule
  • Exhibit Showcase
  • National Town Hall
  • Policy Sessions/ Issue Forums & Braintrusts

PDSNMA2 ($250.00) registration package includes all of PDSNMA1 items plus:

  • General Session Luncheon
  • Thursday Gospel Extravaganza
  • New Attendee Welcome
  • Wednesday Celebration of Leadership


Download the Agenda.

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast (Room 202A)
8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions (Room 201)

Oliver T. Brooks, MD
120th President, National Medical Association

Martin Hamlette, JD, MHA
Executive Director, National Medical Association

Moment of silence in recognition of 9/11

Lady Marie Hammonds, RN, BSN
President, Auxiliary to the National Medical Association
9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening Address
Bryant Cameron Webb, MD, JD
Director, Health Policy and Equity, University of Virginia School of Medicine
9:30 am – 11:00 am Diversity in Medicine Panel

Leon McDougle, MD, MPH (Moderator)
President-Elect, National Medical Association
Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD
Executive Director, Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions, Inc.

Norma I. Poll-Hunter, PhD
Senior Director, Human Capital Initiatives, Association of American Medical Colleges

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH
Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Social Determinants of Health

Doris Browne, MD, MPH (Moderator)
118th President, National Medical Association
President & CEO Browne Healthcare Associates, LLC.

Environmental Health
Elise M. Tolbert, MPH
Partner Engagement Program Manager, Climate Action Campaign

Social Determinants of Health Research and Big
Christopher Boone, PhD, BS
Vice President, Global Medical Epidemiology & Big Data Analysis Lead, Pfizer

Precision Medicine
Mark C. Kruzel, MD, MBA
Director, Medical Science Liaison in Oncology, Quest Diagnostics

Sami L. Khella, MD
Chief, Department of Neurology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Low Value Care
A Mark Fendrick, M.D.
Director, University of Michigan Center for Value – Based Insurance Design
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health University of Michigan
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Break & Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Keynote
Bakari Sellers, JD
Attorney, CNN Contributor, and Political Commentator
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Violence Panel

Roger A. Mitchell Jr, MD (Moderator)
Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, District of Columbia

Legislative Advocacy
The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (Invited)
The Honorable Robin L. Kelly (Invited)

The Honoarble Lucy McBath (Invited)
U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia 6th Congressional District

Mental Health Policy
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
President, American Medical Association

Legal/Criminal Justice Reform
Delano A. Reid, MA
Vice President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter

Alfreda Robinson, JD
President, National Bar Association
Associate Dean for Trial Advocacy, Professorial Lecturer in Law, and Co-Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program

Academic Medicine/ Violence Prevention Research
Mallory Williams, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Howard University Hospital
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Interactive Discussion Session
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Mental Health Policy
  • Legal/Criminal Justice Reform
  • Health Policy
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Summary of Interactive Discussions
4:20 pm– 4:30 pm Wrap-up & Closing Remarks
Oliver T. Brooks, MD
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception – The Art and Science of Medicine II
Morrison - Clark Hotel (1011 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 2001)

Location and Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The NMA has a limited number of hotel rooms at the Morrison-Clark Hotel located approximately one block from the convention center. Speakers will be given priority for hotel accommodations. For additional information please call 202-347-1895.

Travel Information

Washington’s Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the convention center and is located approximately six miles away. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

Exhibit and Sponsorship

For additional information regarding exhibit and sponsorship opportunities please contact Kathleen Lawrence at 856-302-0893.

Photos from previous Professional Development Series

2018 NMA Professional Development Series at the CBCF 48th ALC

2017 NMA Professional Development Series at the CBCF ALC.

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