National Hispanic Medical Association and Hispanic Dental Association
Conference on Hispanic Health
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
 April 30 - May 3, 2020
DRAFT - Subject to Change

Thursday, March 18, 2021

7:30 am – 9:00 am    Continental Breakfast (closed)


8:00 am – 4:00 pm    NHMA Board of Directors Meeting(closed) 


8:00 am – 4:30 pm    NHMA Research Network- Research Training Program (closed)

                                     Supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch – (closed)


2:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Registration- Convention Registration Desk

Lobby Level

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm    Opening Reception- Supportd by Pfizer, Inc

Delaware A

                                   Welcoming Remarks: 

                                    Niesha Foster, Vice President Product Access, Pfizer Inc. 

               Judith Flores, MD, FAAP, CHCQM, Chairwoman, NHMA Board of Directors

                                    Mark Diaz, MD, Chairman, National Hispanic Health Foundation Board of Directors

                                    Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP, President & CEO, NHMA and NHHF

                                    Pilar Guerrero, MD, Maria Garcia, MD, MPH – Co-chairs, NHMA Conference Committee

                                    Chairpersons: NHMA Council of Young Physicians,

                                    Keila Muniz, MD, Chairwoman, NHMA Council of Residents

    Donald Rodriguez, President, Latino Medical Student Association

Friday, March 19, 2021

7:30 am – 6:30 pm         Registration

Convention Registration

Desk- Lobby Level

7:30 am – 11:00 am      NHMA Capitol Hill Visits- Orientation Session– CME, Capitol Hill Visits

Maryland A    


11:00 am - 1:00 pm      Buffet Lunch

Exhibit Hall A

11:00 am – 6:30 pm     Career Advancement Exhibits/Hispanic Health Research & Service Learning Posters -- (all day)

Exhibit Hall A                 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Opening Plenary CME

Marriott Ballroom

Salon II                         Welcoming Remarks & NHMA & HDA 2020 Priorities


                                      Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
                                      President & CEO

                                      National Hispanic Medical Association

                                      Federal Leadership for Hispanic Health

      Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

      President & CEO

      National Hispanic Medical Association

      RADM Sylvia Trent- Adams, PD, RN, FAAN 

      Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

      US Department of health and Human Services, Washington, DC

                                     Safety Net Trends for the Hispanic Community 

                          Moderator: Judith Flores, MD, FAAP, CHQM

     Chairwoman of the Board

     National Hispanic Medical Association, Brooklyn, NY

                                     Bruce Siegel


                                     Essential Hospitals, Washington, DC

                                     Nicholas Tejeda, FACHE

                                     Past Chairman, Board of Directors

                                     Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association

                                     Group Chief Executive Officer, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, El Paso, TX

                                     William A. McDade, MD, PhD

                                     Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

                                     Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm       Break with Refreshments

Exhibit Hall A

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm       Workshop A

Maryland A                  A1. Research: Latino Health Research - CME- CDE- supported by Sanofi

                                     Moderator: Pilar Guerrero, MD, FACEP

     Assistant Professor

     Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

                                     Influenza: A Unique Problem in Vaccination

                                     Bert Johansson, MD

                                     Department of Pediatrics

                                     Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

     Integrated Efficacy and Safety Analysis of GTI-6 Treatment- Naive, Non-Cirrhotic and Compensated Cirrhotic        Patients Who Received 8 Weeks of Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir

     Julio Gutierrez, MD

     Transplant Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist, and Obesity Medicine

     Transplant Institute, Coronado, CA

     Speaker TBN

Maryland B                  A2. Latino Children's Health – CME  CDE



     Latino Children's Nutrition

     Speaker TBN


                                     SKATE: A Successful Medicaid Care Model for Latino Children with Special Health Care Needs

                                     Luz Adriana Matiz, MD

                                     Associate Professor of Pediatrics

                                     Columbia University, New York, NY

     Speaker TBN

Maryland C                  A3. Policy: Medicare and Medicaid Updates for Medical PracticeCME

                                     Moderator: Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, FACP

     Professor of Medicine

     University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, MA

                                     Speakers TBN

     Children and Adults Health Programs Group

                                     Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services- Center of Medicaid

                                     Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US DHHS

                                     Theresa Wachter, MA

                                     Health Insurance Specialist

     Division of Policy, Analysis, and Planning, Medicare Drug and Health Plan, Contract Administration Group

                                     Center of  Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US DHHS

                                     Physician ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants of Health

                                     Nelly Leon- Chison, RHIA

                                     Director of Coding and Classification

                                     American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL


Virginia A                     A4. Elderly and Mental Health – CME - CDE


                                     Pisando Fuerte: An Evidence-Based Program to Prevent Fall in Seniors

                                     Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS


                                     University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI

                                     Understanding Emotional Effects of Cancer in the Latino Community

                                     Carlos Naranjo

                                     Pharmacovigilance Specialist, Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, Silver Spring, MD

                                     Speaker TBN

Virginia B                     A5. Medical Education: Leadership & Burnout CME

                                     Moderator: Jane Binger EdD

                        Senior Advisor, Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education, Stanford Medicine;                                                           Co-Founder & Coach, DeepTok, Palo Alto, CA

                                     Transforming Physicians into Leaders

                                     Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, MD, FACP

                                     Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine

                                     Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura, FL

                                     Interpersonal Education and Practice to Serve Our Community

                                     Javier Sevilla- Martir, MD

                                     Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean of Diversity

                                     Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, IN

                                     Burnout and Resiliency for Physicians

                Leticia Vargas, MD

     Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX

     Elizabeth Valencia, MD, JD – invited
     Diagnostic Radiology Specialist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      NHMA Interest Group Meetings: Strengthening NHMA at City & State Levels

Maryland A                  NHMA Chapter Leaders and Premier Members of NHMA

                                     Facilitator: Ricardo Correa, MD and Diana Torres-Burgos, MD

Maryland B                  NHMA Council of Young Physicians and Council of Residents

Maryland C                  Latino Surgical Society 

                                     Facilitator: Minerva Romero Arenas, MD

Virginia A                     Latino Medical Student Association 
                                     Facilitator: Donald Rodriguez, President, LMSA

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm      NHMA Awards Reception – Young Physicians and Residents of the Year- supported by PhRMA

Exhibit Hall A

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm       Centene State Leaders Dinner (Closed) – Supported by Centene Corporation,                                              Salon 1                         RSVP required for Physicians and Residents to meet States Executives – CME

Saturday, March 20, 2021

7:30 am- 9:30 am.      Breakfast

Exhibit Hall A 

7:30 am – 5:30 pm     Registration- Convention Registration Desk

Lobby Level


7:30 am – 4:30 pm     Health Career Advancement Exhibits/ Hispanic Health Research Posters


7:30 am – 8:50 am     Breakfast Symposium: Technology and Health Care – Supported by NIH- CME

Salon 1                       Moderator: Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

                                   Assistant Clinical Professor

                                   Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA

                                   AllofUs Research Program/NIH and Technology – Wearables, Open Access Subjects for Research, Genetic                                           Testing

                                   Speaker TBN

                                   Technology for Patient Education

                                   T- Mobile Speaker – invited

                                   The Power of Combining Technology and Media to Improve Health Literacy and Health Access in the Latino                                         Community

                                   Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD

                                   Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

                                   Columbia University, New York, NY

9:00 am – 10:30 am   Plenary: Healthcare Priorities 2020 CME

Salon II                      Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

                                   President & CEO

              National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington DC

              Speaker, Senate and House of Representatives; Presidential Campaigns Health Committees- invited


10:45 am 12:45 pm Scientific Educational Sessions

Salon 1                       B.1 – C.1: Diabetes Educational Session CME

                                   Welcome and Introductions and Clinical Case Presentation
                                   Chair: Enrique Caballero, MD

                                   Endocrinologist, Faculty Director of Diabetes Education, Postgraduate Medical Education

                                   Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

                                   Description: A Latino/Hispanic patient with type 2 diabetes with high cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease                                     risk who has not achieved treatment targets and faces multiple medical, social, psychological and cultural                                                 challenges to improve diabetes control and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.


                                    Key Pathophysiological Abnormalities and Clinical Manifestations of Type 2 Diabetes, the Metabolic Syndrome                                      and Related Disorders in Latinos/Hispanics

                                    Joanna Mitri, MD


                                    Joslin Center, Cambridge, MA


                                    Description: This presentation will describe the current understanding of the Development of type 2 diabetes,                                          obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the Metabolic syndrome in Latino patients with type 2 diabetes.  It                                      will also guide attendees on how to evaluate and address some of these diabetes related disorders in routine                                              clinical practice in these patients.


    Current Status of Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Renal Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community
    Fidencio Saldana, MD, MPH

    Dean for Students, Cardiologist

    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

    Description:   This presentation will describe the pathophysiological connection among diabetes, cardiovascular      and chronic kidney disease.  In addition, it will guide attendees on how to assess cardiovascular risk in Latino          patients with type 2 diabetes and provide practical strategies to manage key cardiovascular and renal factors in        this population.


    Diabetes Education for the Latino Patient with Diabetes:  Why, When, Where and How?
    Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD, FACP, FAPCR, CMQ

    Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship program director

    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

    Description: This presentation will illustrate the common challenges but also related opportunities to optimize          diabetes patient education programs geared at the Latino/Hispanic community. Some examples of successful            intervention will be shared with the audience as well as some key information on community resources to                improve diabetes education in this high-risk group


    The “A to Z” for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes in the Latino Community and Other Culturally Diverse          Populations
    Enrique Caballero, MD


     Description: This presentation will guide the audience on how to practically evaluate and address  frequent               biological, psychological, emotional, social and cultural factors that influence the development and course of           type 2 diabetes among Latinos/Hispanics.  Dr. Caballero has published an “A to Z” list that include these                 factors and how to address them in clinical practice.   


     Revisiting the Clinical Case + Panel Discussion   


Salon II                        B.2 – C.2: Cardiovascular Disease Education Session:  - CME


     Welcome and Introductions

                                     Chair: Carlos J. Rodriguez MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

                                     Professor of Medicine, Cardiologist

                                     Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, NY


                                     Overview of Epidemiology, Pathophysiological and Clinical Manifestations Cardiovascular Disease in                                                     Latinos/Hispanics Highlighting the Importance of Disaggregated Data

                                     Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH

                                     Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiologist

                                     Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA


                                     Description: This presentation will describe the current understanding of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics, as                                       a diverse ethnic population, varying in race, national origin, immigration status, and other socioeconomic                                                 characteristics.  It will also guide attendees on how the impact of disaggregated data in routine clinical care and                                       assessment of cardiovascular risk in the Hispanic population.


                                     Current Status of Heart Failure (Hfpef and Hfref) Disparities and Treatment in the Latino/Hispanic                                                           community

                                     Hector O. Ventura, MD, FACC, FACP

                                     Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation

                                     Ochsner Medical Center Cardiology, New Orleans, LA


                                     Description:   This presentation will describe the pathophysiological connection of heart failure with                                                         cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension in the Hispanic population.  In addition,                                         it will guide attendees on how to distinguish HFpEF and HFrEF and provide practical strategies to manage key                                       heart failure conditions in the Hispanic population. This presentation will also address the important                                                         intersection of biological, psychosocial, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the development and                                               course of cardiovascular disease among Latinos/Hispanics. 


     Dyslipidemia in the Latino/Hispanic Community

     Leandro Slipczuk Bustamante, MD, PhD, FACC

     Director of the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program and the Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis and Lipid Disorder       Center at Montefiore Cardiology Division

     Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Bronx, NY


     Description:   This presentation will describe the various lipid disorders relevant to the Hispanic population. It         is not just LDL-C that is important among Hispanics but also mixed dyslipidemia, apoB and Lp(a) levels.                 Familial hypercholesterolemia (whether homozygous or heterozygous) will be discussed as this condition is             likely underappreciated and undertreated among Hispanics.


     Coronary Heart Disease (angina, heart attacks and coronary revascularization) in The Latino Patient:  Why,             When, Where and How

     Mauricio G. Cohen, MD, FACC, FSCAI

     Professor of Medicine

     University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL


     Description:   This presentation will illustrate the common challenges but also relate opportunities related to             management of coronary heart disease in the Hispanic population. Some examples of successful interventions         will be shared with the audience as well as some key information on community resources to improve                       cardiovascular health in this high-risk group.


     The Hispanic Paradox Debate: Is it Relevant to Cardiovascular Disease in the Latino Populations

     Cesar Jose Herrera, MD


     Albert Einstein University/Montefiore Medical System, Bronx, NY


     Description:   This presentation will guide the audience on the differing perspectives of the Hispanic Paradox           and its influence on cardiovascular disease management in the Hispanic population.

     Pro: Dr. will present on the positive aspects of the Hispanic Paradox and why it is important when considering         the biology, prevention, treatment and care of cardiovascular disease in Hispanics. 

     Con: Speaker will present on cautions of the Hispanic Paradox how o practically evaluate and address our gaps       of the knowledge of the Hispanic Paradox as it pertains to the development and course                                               of cardiovascular disease among Latinos/ Hispanics.

     Panel Discussion

10:45 am 11:45 am Workshops B

Maryland A                 B.3 Key Decisions in Medicine and Surgery Careers CME

                                    Moderator: Minerva Romero Arenas, MD

    President, Latino Surgical Society, UTRGV School of Medicine, Harlingen, TX


   Rose Diaz, MD, Emergency Medicine
   Ruben Mora, MD, Family Medicine, UTRGV
   Fernando Diaz, MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology, UTRGV
   Susana Vargas-Pinto, MD, General and Endocrine Surgery
   Marla Matal, MD, Anesthesia
   Guadalupe Herrera Garcia, MD, ObGyn, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maryland B                B.4 Mental Health: Immigrants- the Border and Beyond: US-Mexico Border Refugee Family Separation –                                     CME

                                    Moderator: TBN

                                    Serving the Underserved: Addressing Health Care Disparities and Advocacy in a Border Community

                                    Alfonso Mercado, PhD

                                    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Science

                                    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Harlingen, TX


    US- Mexico Border Health Documentary

    Leonel Lopez III, MD

    Family Practice Post Doc Fellow

    Yale School of Medicine

11:45 am 12:45 pm Workshops C

Maryland A                 C.3 Surgical Spotlight on Latino Healthcare –Supported by the Latino Surgical Society CME



    Minerva Romera Arenas, MD

    President, Latino Surgical Society, UTRGV School of Medicine, Harlingen, TX

    April Mendoza, MD

    Co- director, Surgical Nutrition

    Assistant in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    Associate Director of Trauma Research

    Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Latino Patient   

    Jonathan Villena- Vargas, MD

                                    Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Trauma Surgical Care in the Latino Patient 

    Chantal Reyna, MD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Breast Surgery Oncologist

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Maryland B                 C.4 Medical Care for Violence, Trauma, and Mental HealthCME

                                    Moderator: Elizabeth Lee- Rey, MD, MPH

    Private Medical Practice Partner

    Eastchester Medical Associates, PC, Bronx, NY

                                    Traumatic Stress in Latino Immigrant Adolescents

    Mayela Leal Chanchi, MD

    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

    Introduction Model of Integrated Mental Health Care into Primary Care for Immigrant Youth

    Maria Aramburu de la Guardia, MD

    Assistant Professor

    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


    Alejandro Javier Rios Tovar, MD

    General Surgeon, El Paso, TX

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    Luncheon: Latino Health Care and Social Determinants of Health  – CME - supported by Centene                  Salon II                      Corporation                                                    

                                   Moderator: Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, Clinical Professor of Global Health, NYU Graduate School of
                                   Global Public Health

    Gloria Wilder, MD, MPH

    VP, Innovation and Health transformation, Government Relations

    Centene Corporation, Washington, DC

    James Michel

    Public Policy Lead

    Uber, Washington, DC

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Uber

    Speakers - TBN

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm     Health Career Advancement Exhibits/ Hispanic Health Research Posters 

Exhibit Hall A

                                    Book Signings


                                    Heart to Beat: A Cardiac Surgeon's Inspiring Story of Success and Overcoming Adversity – The

                                    Heart Way – Brian Lima, MD, FACS, Director of Transplant Surgery, Northwell Health, NY

   Succeeding in Academic Medicine: A Roadmap for Diverse Medical Students and residents- JP Sanchez, MD,         Associate Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine, Rutgers School of Medicine, Newark, NJ

3:15 pm                      Poster Presentation Awards

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Workshops D

Maryland A                 D1. Clinical Care: HIV and Health Education Communication CME CDE- supported by CDC Working                                        Together Against HIV


    Capacity Building of Community-Based Organizations to Encourage Annual Dilated Eye Exams Among
    Underserved Hispanic/Latino Adults
    Maria Zacharias
    Director of Communications, Office of Science Communications, Public Liaison, and Education
    National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD


    Improving Patient and Provider Communication: A Case Study at Mount Sinai Health System

    Lourdes Sanchez, MS, CMI                                              Giselle Lopez- Ingram

    Director of Implementation                                                  Language Coordinator, Language Assistance Program

    LanguageLine Solutions, Monterey, CA                              Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY


    Speaker TBN


Maryland B                 D2. Value-Based Care/Business of Medicine Solutions – CME CDE

                                    Moderator: Gilbert Burgos, MD, MPH

                                    Executive Director of Medical Affairs

    Elderplan/ Homefirst

                                    Halving Readmission Rates: Effectiveness of Cano Health TEACH II (Telehealth After Critical Hospitalization)                                      Study on 30-day Readmission Rates Among Latino Medicare Advantage Patients

                                    Richard Aguilar, M                                                           Morgan Conger

                                    Chief Clinical Officer                                                          Electronic Health Records Technician

                                    Cano Health, LLC, Miami, FL                                            Cano Health, LLC, Miami, FL


                                    Value-Based Healthcare and Quality Metrics- What every clinical should know

                                    Johanna Vidal-Phelan MD

                                    Senior Medical Director, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Speaker TBN

Maryland C                 D3. Women's Health – CME - CDE

                                    Moderator: Sergio Rimola, MD, FACOG

    Attending Physician, OB-GYN Department

    Inova Fairfax Hospital, Vienna, VA

    Critical Analysis of Improving Access for Pregnant Latinas in Washington, DC

    Audrey Lucille Escobedo-Escotto, MD, MPH

    COO, Emerson Community Clinic, Silver Spring, MD


    The Changing Cervical Landscape- What Physicians and Latinas Need to Know

    Ysabel Duron

    Founder / CEO of the Latino Cancer Institute, San Francisco, CA

Virginia A                    D4. Organizational Development Interactive Meeting for Medical Societies, Health Professional                                                      Associations, Patient Advocacy Organization Leaders- supported by NLBHA

    Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

    President & CEO

    National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC

    Harold Phillips, MRP

    Senior HIV Advisor, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/ AIDS Policy (OIDP)

    Chief Operating Officer, Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

    Center for Disease and Control Prevention, Atlanta, GA


                                    Substance Use Treatment and Behavioral Illness Prevention for Latinos

               Maxine Henry, MSW              Ruben Lozano, PharmD                                 Fred Sandoval, MPA                    

               Associate Director                     President, Board of Directors                            Executive Director

               NLBHA, Albuquerque, NM     NLBHA, Albuquerque, NM                               NLBHA, Albuquerque, NM

Virginia B                    D5. Emerging Health Issues: Opioids, Vaping, and Health LiteracyCMECDE supported by Aetna                                              Foundation- CVS Health



    The Opioid Crisis and its Impact in Latino Communities

    Hector Perez, MD, MS                                                           Patricia de Lima, MD

    Assistant Professor, Medicine                                                  Medicine Resident

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY                    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

                                    Speaking of Vaping, What Do You Know?

                                     Speaker TBN

    Health Literacy Principles for Latino Patients

    Russell Bennett, MBA, CHIE


    Institute of Healthcare Advancement, La Habra, CA

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      NHMA International Medical Graduates Group 

Virginia C

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm      National Hispanic Health Conference Gala Reception

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm    NHMA Leadership Awards & NHMA/HDA Gala & Dance  CME

Marriott Ballroom 

Salon I and II              Master of Ceremonies: Raul A. Reyes, Contributor to CNN and NBC Latino - invited


                                    Welcome: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

                                                     Judith Flores, MD

          Edwin del Valle- Sepulveda, DDS, FAAMOS, JD

                                    Keynote Speaker: Sister Norma Pimental

                                                                  Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley


                                    NHMA Hispanic Health Leadership Awards  

  • Government- Senator Menendez,- invited

  • Corporate- Javier J. Rodriguez, CEO DaVita- invited

  • Physicians of the Year- Academic and Private Pracice

  • Leaders from NHMA Chapters, Council of Medical Societies, Hispanic Health Professional Associations and Hispanic Advocacy Organizations



Sunday, March 21, 2021

8:00 am – 11:30 am     NHMA 2020 Leadership Symposium (Breakfast): Artificial Intelligence Trends in Medicine for Health      Maryland A & B          Equity supported by the AMA- CME
                                     Moderator: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP
                                                         President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association – Washington, DC                                    


8:00 am                        Breakfast

8:30 am                        Welcome, Why Healthcare AI?

                                     Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, and Claudia Zamora, NHMA Board of Directors

     Keynote Speaker-

     Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

     Chief Equity Officer

     American Medical Association

9:00 am- 10:00 am      Key Concepts in AI and Healthcare Applications

                                     Anthony Reina, MD

                                     Chief AI Architect for Health and Life Sciences



                                     Michael D. Abramoff, MD, MPH

     Robert C. Watzke Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

     Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa


     Steve Mutkowski- invited

     Worldwide Policy Director

     Microsoft, Seattle, WA


10:00 am - 11:00 am    Key Considerations to Address Risks and to Optimize Benefits

                                     Mark Sendak, MD, MPP

                                     Population Health & Data Science Lead

                                     Duke Institute for Health Innovation 

                                     Duke University

                                     Mia Keeys- invited

     Director of Health Equity Policy & Advocacy

     American Medical Association

11:00 am                      Next Steps

                                     Facilitators; Claudia Zamora, Sylvia Trujillo, JD, Robert Jarrin (invited)

Additional Events:

Friday, March 19, 2021


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm        National Hispanic Health Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (closed)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm        NHHF/NHMA Corporate Advisory Board Meeting (closed)

11:00 am – 7:30 pm      Exhibits on Health Career Advancement (for Physicians, Residents, Medical Students, Health

Exhibit Hall A               Professionals and others) 


Saturday, March 20, 2021


7:30 am – 4:30 pm       Exhibits on Health Career Advancement – Community Health Fair – Breakfast, Breaks 

Exhibit Hall A

10:00 am-4:00 pm       NHMA College Health Scholars Program 

Exhibit Hall A              supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health                                                                       Cooperative Agreement (2017-2022)


11:00 am - 2:00 pm     Lectures on Academic, Personal Development and Financing
Virginia C                  


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Recruiters from Medical, Dental, Nursing, Public Health, Science Graduate Programs                                            Exhibit Hall A