National Medical Association (NMA) Convention & Scientific Assembly

At the NMA Convention, the Cobb Institute regularly highlights the work and findings of researchers and practitioners who are advancing solutions and strategies for racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare. 


Annual Conference 2024






2021 Annual Symposium


  Cobb Lecturer Scientific Symposium and Other Meetings Location
2021 Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick (President of Howard University) The Role of the HBCU Medical Schools and Key Partner Organizations in Mitigation of the Impact of Covid-19 in Black and Brown Communities Virtual Convention- New Orleans, LA
2020 Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Dean & Professor- Charles R. Drew College of Medicine) The Role of HBCU Medical Schools in Driving Research Excellence in The Wake of COVID-19 Virtual Convention- Atlanta, GA
2020 Healing Hate Conference: a Public Health Perspective on Civil Rights in America.  Charlottesville, VA
2019 Dr. Kimberly Gregory (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Mortality and the Economic Implications Honolulu, HI
2019 Jovanni Spinner (Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health) Roundtable on Clinical Trial Ethics Honolulu, HI
2019 Dr. Priscilla Pemu (Morehouse School of Medicine and the SouthEast Enrollment Center Network of the NIH All of UsResearch Program) Precision Medicine & the NIH All of Us Research Program Tampa, FL
2018 Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron (NIH All of Us Research Program) An Introduction to the NIH All of Us Research Program Orlando, FL
2018 Dr. Jewel Crawford (Morehouse School of Medicine) and Robert Like (Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)  Florida Climate and Health Equity  Greater Tampa, FL
2017 Dr. Camara Jones (Morehouse School of Medicine and APHA) Consensus Panel on Racism and Health Farmington, CT
2017 Dr. Edith Mitchell (Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Thomas Jefferson University) Precision Medicine: Impact on Breast Cancer in African American Women Philadelphia, PA
2016 Mustafa Santiago (US Environmental Protection Agency) Second National Health Disparities Elimination Summit Farmington, CT
2016 Dr. James Hildreth (Meharry Medical College) Current Concepts of HIV/AIDS & Health Disparities Los Angeles, CA
2015 Dr. Joan Y. Reede (Harvard Medical School) New Leadership in Medicine Detroit, MI
2015 Dr. Louis Sullivan (Morehouse School of Medicine and Former Secretary of Health and Human Services) First National Health Disparities Elimination Summit Farmington, CT
2015 No Cobb Lecturer - Various Speakers Florida Health Disparities Summit  Tampa, FL
2014 Dr. Thomas LaVeist (Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions) Unequal Treatment Revisited After 10 Years: Are We on the Right Path Honolulu, HI
2013 Dr. Harold P. Freeman (Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute) Improving Healthcare Through Sharing: Addressing Health Disparities in Health  Toronto, Canada
2012 Dr. Virginia A. Caine (Indiana University School of Medicine) Influenza in Minorities: The Unique Role of Providers New Orleans, LA
2011 Dr. LaSalle Leffall (Howard University College of Medicine) Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colon Cancer Washington, DC
2010 Dr. Robert Satcher (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and NASA) Fulfilling the Dream: Minorities in Bioscience Orlando, FL
2009 Dr. Roderic Pettigrew (NIH - National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) Biotechnology & Biomedical Research: Tools for Quality Improvement and Disparity Elimination in Underserved Communities Las Vegas, NV