National Medical Association
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation


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Walter E. Washington Convention Center Room 143 A/B
Washington, DC

  • 8:30 am – 8:55 am

    Continental Breakfast is served

  • 8:55 am – 9:05 am


    Yolanda Lawson, M.D. 124th President
    National Medical Association

    Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) U.S. House of Representatives

    Mrs. Maria Bright President
    Auxiliary to the National Medical Association

    Joy D. Calloway, M.B.A., MHSA Executive Director
    National Medical Association

  • 9:05 am – 9:50 am

    Formulating a National Strategy on Nutrition & Health

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    Franklin Davis (Moderator) Vice President
    Federal Government Relations
    American Beverage Association

    Eyang Garrison Deputy Staff Director
    U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee

    Michael G. Knight, M.D., MSHP Head of Services | IMPaCT Care
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
    The George Washington University

  • 9:50 am – 10:40 am

    340B Drug Pricing Policy and Its Impact on Health Equity

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    Lanita White, Pharm.D. (Moderator) CEO
    Community Health Centers of Arkansas

    Thomas Johnson Executive Director
    Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B)

    Deila Davis, M.P.P., M.B.A. Director of Policy Operations
    National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

    Frank North, Pharm.D., M.P.A. President
    National Pharmaceutical Association

  • 10:40 am – 11:30 am

    Understanding the Changes to Medicaid and the Community Impact

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    Opening Remarks

    Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Administrator
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Department of Health and Human Services


    B. Cameron Webb, M.D., J.D. (Moderator) Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Science
    Director of Health Policy and Equity
    Department of Public Health Science
    University of Virginia

    Shantel Hebert-Magee, M.D., M.P.H. CMO Medicaid, Bureau Health Services Financing
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Orriel Richardson, Esq. Vice President
    Health, Equity and Policy
    Morgan Health
    JP Morgan Chase

  • 11:30 am – 11:50 am


  • 11:50 am – 12:30 pm

    Lunch Keynote Speaker – Breaking Barriers: Recognizing and Confronting Attacks on Diversity and Inclusion

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    Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., M.B.A. Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

  • 12:35 pm – 1:25 pm

    Increasing the Black Physician Workforce

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    Cedric M. Bright, M.D. (Moderator) Interim Vice Dean
    Associate Dean for Admissions Brody School of Medicine
    Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
    112th President National Medical Association

    Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A. Executive Vice President
    Institutional Advancement
    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Sheila Pradia-Williams Deputy Associate Administrator
    Bureau of Health Workforce
    Health Resource and Services Administration

    Leonard “Len” Marquez Senior Director
    Government Relations and Legislative Advocacy
    Association of American Medical Colleges

  • 1:25 pm – 2:20 pm

    The Evolving Maternal and Reproductive Health Landscape

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    Yolanda Lawson, M.D. (Moderator) President
    National Medical Association

    Elizabeth K. Cherot, M.D., M.B.A. President and CEO
    March of Dimes

    William W. “Sam” Greenfield, M.D., M.B.A Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Medical Director for Family Health, Arkansas Department of Health

    Natalie D. Hernandez-Green, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Executive Director, Center for Maternal Health Equity
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Mia Keeys, M.A., Dr.P.H.(c) Director of Government Affairs
    Hologic, Inc.
    DC Commissioner for Women

  • 2:20 pm – 2:35 pm


  • 2:35 pm – 2:45 pm

    Remarks: Increasing the Black Physician Workforce

    Honorable Bernie Sanders U.S. Senate
    Senate HELP Committee
    Washington, DC

  • 2:45 pm – 3:35 pm

    Update on the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS: Ending the HIV Epidemic

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    Virginia A. Caine, M.D. (Moderator) Director and Chief Medical Officer
    Marion County Public Health Department

    Ramon Gardenhire Government Relations Director (South Region)
    ViiV Healthcare

    Gregorio Millett, M.P.H. Vice President and Director of Public Policy
    American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)

    Harold J. Phillips, III, M.R.P. Director
    White House Office of National AIDS Policy

  • 3:35 pm – 3:55 pm

    National Cancer Plan: How NMA Can Be Involved

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    Edith Peterson Mitchell, M.D., MACP (London) Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology
    Department of Medical Oncology
    Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
    Associate Director, Diversity Affairs
    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
    116th President National Medical Association
    Brigadier General (Ret.) United States Air Force

  • 3:55 pm – 4:00 pm

    Closing Remarks

  • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Reception – The Art and Science of Medicine, Morrison & Clark Hotel Courtyard, 1011 L Street, N.W. Washington, DC