Morehouse School of Medicine at NMA

Morehouse School of Medicine at the NMA Convention

115th Annual National Medical Association (NMA) Convention and Scientific Assembly
July 29 - August 2, 2017

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Booth 501
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The National Medical Association (NMA)'s Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly is acclaimed as the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African-American health. Each year, African-American physicians and other health professionals from across the country convene to participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, discuss health policy priorities, and to share experience through networking opportunities. Through NMA's 26 Scientific Specialty Sections and Interest Groups, the Convention attracts the broadest spectrum of African-American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country. The program opens on Saturday, July 29th, with special sessions and workshops, and continues through Wednesday, August 2nd.

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Event Time Event Location
Saturday, July 29, 2017   
9:00am - 12:50pm

W.L. Gore Laparoscopic, Robotic, Critical Care Ultrasound Skills Workshop
Obstetrics and Gynecology Course Director: Roland Matthews, M.D., Professor & Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, MSM

1:00 - 4:00pm

The Edward C. Mazique, M.D., Symposium
Moderator - Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., MSM Executive Director of Government Relations, Policy & External Affairs 

Michael A. Nutter Theatre - Room 114
6:00 - 8:00pm

NMA Opening and Awards Session

Salons C & D
Sunday, July 30, 2017   
7:00 - 8:50am

Scientific Sessions

"Early Outcomes of Fluorescence Angiography in the Setting of Endorectal Mucosa Advancement Flaps" presented by Adatee Ifeoma Okonkwo, M.D., PGY-III, Surgery, MSM

Room 107B 
8:20 - 8:40am

Scientific Sessions

"Subgaleal Hematoma Following Hair Braiding in a 6-Year Old Female" presented by Oluwaseun Odewole, M.D., MPH, PGY-III, Family Medicine, MSM

11:30am - Noon

Scientific Sessions

"Don't Sugar Coat Your Broken Heart: Management of End Stage Cardiac Disease" presented by B. David Blake, M.D., MSM Class of '93, MSMNAA President-Elect

12:00 - 2:30pm

Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) Awards Session Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Anita Hill

Grand Ballroom B
1:30 - 2:00pm

Scientific Sessions

"Acupuncture: Get Straight to the Point" presented by Folashade Omole, M.D., Professor, Associate Program Director & Chair, Family Medicine, MSM

3:15 - 3:30pm

Scientific Sessions

"Weak in the Knees and a Broken Heart: A Case of Dilated Cardiomyopathy" presented by Jessika Jackson, M.D., PGY-III, Pediatrics, MSM

3:55 - 4:10pm

Scientific Sessions

"Feline, Friend or Foe? A Review of Cat Scratch Disease" presented by Nitisha Mahajan, M.D., PGY-III, Pediatrics, MSM


HBCU Welcome Reception

Hard Rock Cafe
1113-31 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monday, July 31, 2017  
7:30 - 9:30am

Charge & Go
Morning coffee with MSM Alumni

Room 310 
Noon - 1:00pm

Meet the MSM President & Dean

Booth 501

6:00 - 9:00pm

MSM Alumni Reception & Dinner

Grand Ballroom - Salon F

Tuesday, August 1, 2017   
7:00 - 8:15am

OB/GYN Section Business Meeting

Roland Matthews, M.D., Professor & Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, MSM
Franklyn Geary, M.D.
, Professor & Program Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology, MSM

Room 103 AB
7:30 - 9:30am

Charge & Go
Morning coffee with MSM Alumni

 Room 310
8:35 - 9:05am

Scientific Sessions

"Menopause and Sexual Dysfunction" presented by Julianne Adams Birt, M.D., President, Atlanta Medical Association, MSM Class of '01

10:00 - 11:00am

Frederick Douglas Stubbs Memorial Lecture

"Microaggressions: Understanding and Addressing Prejudice in the Workplace" presented by Ed Childs, M.D., Professor & Chair, Surgery, MSM

Room 107
2:15 - 5:00pm

Contraception Counseling Session

Franklyn Geary, M.D., Professor & Program Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology, MSM

Room 103 AB
6:00 - 7:30pm

NMA President’s Installation

Salons C & D
8:00pm - 12:00am

The President‘s Ball

Salons E & F 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017  
9:50 - 10:15am

Scientific Sessions

"Current Therapies for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence and its Impact on Quality of Life" presented by Clarence Clark, III, M.D., Associate Professor & Program Director, Surgery, MSM

Room 103 A
10:50 - 11:20am

Scientific Sessions

"Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: The Pop, the Fizz and the Facts of Flibanserin" presented by Julianne Adams Birt, M.D., President, Atlanta Medical Association, MSM Class of '01

Room 103 A
11:00am - 1:00pm

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute Symposium:
Empowering Communities to Create Health

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director & Senior Advisor, SHLI
Glenda Wrenn, M.D., MSHP, Director, SHLI, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MSM

Michael A. Nutter Theatre - Room 114

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