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Author’s Square Participant Information

We are delighted to once again host NMA member authors. This year authors will be hosted in an Exhibit Booth 543 separate from NMA Central. The Exhibit Hall hours are: Sunday, August 2 (Opening Reception) between 4:30pm – 6:30 pm, and Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4 between 11:00 am – 3:00pm.

What to Expect

  • We anticipate having space this year for approximately 5–7 authors.
  • You will be allotted a 4 foot table with 2 chairs. The booth will have pipe and drape.
  • Authors may display books, and small poster on their table as desired, taking care not to disrupt adjacent authors, especially with pop-up step and repeats.
  • Authors who are participating in the Author’s Square must be a NMA member and registered for the conference.
  • You are welcome to occupy the Author’s Square at any or all of the three designated days the exhibit hall will be open.
  • Authors who commit to occupy the “Author’s Square” but fail to show or cancel will not be invited back in subsequent years.
  • NMA Central has a storage room, which is locked after hours. You are welcome to storage limited number of books in this facility. Please note; NMA takes no responsibility for any books left in the room.
  • Authors are responsible for packing and shipping any remaining books by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4. The convention center staff may dispose of all books remaining after 3:30 pm.

Bringing Books

  • We recommend that authors bring no more than 20-25 copies of each book(s). This is a suggestion since depending on the size of your book, it may increase the weight of the purchaser’s luggage.
  • Authors may bring books with them or ship through our Convention Services Contractor. Contact us for details.

Selling Books

  • Authors may sell their books only at the designated Authors Square or you may choose to purchase a booth in the Auxiliary to the National Medical Association’s Marketplace. For information about the Marketplace, contact ANMA at 301/495-3779.
  • Authors may bring their books to the Exhibit Hall/NMA Central on Saturday, August 1 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. If a NMA staff member is not present at NMA Central on Saturday, ask a representative from Shepard Exposition Services to place your package in our storage room. You can pick up your books on Sunday between 2:00–4:00 pm. Alternatively, bring them the day you plan to occupy the Author’s Square.

For Additional Information

Contact Yolanda Fleming at yfleming@nmanet.org or 202/347-1895, ext. 308.

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The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies.

WHY I ATTEND THE NMA CONVENTION

It is important for doctors to attend NMA Conventions in order to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly changing healthcare environment. The NMA Convention is the most dynamic conference around providing a plethora of experts and quality CME discussing topics of importance to both my clinical practice and the business of medicine. If you are interested in value added not just volume added healthcare for the communities we serve, then the NMA is where you need to come to stay informed and get prepared for the changes in healthcare especially as they impact our African American patients. Lastly, I enjoy the convention because it provides me an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and interact with the next generation of physicians.

– Gary Sheppard, M.D.