Proposals sought for Medical Minority Educators conference in Huntington

The National Association of Medical Minority Educators Inc. (NAMME) is now accepting proposals to present workshops at its Southern and Central Regional Conference, which will take place in Huntington Sept. 26-29.  Deadline for proposals is July 31.


Deadline July 31, 2019

Proposals for the 2019 NAMME Southern & Central Regional Conference, to be held in Huntington, WV are now being accepted.  All workshops should be centered on the overarching theme of the conference which is:

"Managing Diversity: Learning in a world of difference"

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal

Who Should Submit a Proposal: We are calling for all education, social work, social service agencies, state and local government, judiciary, health care, business and industry practitioners, to submit proposals sharing experiences and best practices through thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.

Length of Presentation:  All sessions should be designed to be 60 minutes in length with 15 minutes set aside for a question and answer period.

Audience:  Conference participants include entry to senior level professionals from across the spectrum of organizations and institutions. Presentations should have a wide appeal.

Presentation Scope:  Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. The presentation focus should be clearly identified.

Proposals Criteria:  We welcome proposals that will supplement and enhance the conference theme and that describe both traditional research and nontraditional practice and process or poster.

The current health care workforce does not reflect the nation’s diversity. People of color represent more than 25 percent of the total population, but only about 10 percent of health professionals. Despite over a decade of attention to increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities in health care careers in the last decade, progress has been slow. This lack of minority representation in the health care workforce has resulted in seeking methods to increase minority participation in the health workforce.

Proposals may be presentations, workshops, and posters that align with the program theme.

The Planning Committee especially welcomes proposals related to areas of developing, sustaining and ensuring racial and ethnic diversity in all of the health professions to include but not limited to medicine, physician assistant, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, academic leadership, etc.

Proposals can also focus and include strategies for:

  • Improving student access and outcomes for minorities with an emphasis on low-income, first-generation and underserved students;
  • Supporting access to and success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines for all students;
  • Increasing the diversity of the health profession school teaching workforce
  • Preparing faculty to successfully work with diverse students;
  • Enhancing the recruitment and retention of a diverse and qualified faulty
  • Building diverse, inclusive communities
  • Addressing other aspects of diversity: religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, conscious/unconscious bias, multiculturalism, gender, culture, poverty, mental health, veterans, and access to higher education.
  • Strategies on engaging the campus and larger community in diversity education
  • Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups composed of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Proposals must be complete (Typed and limited to 300 words; include the following sections: Title, Target Audience, Session Synopsis/Abstract, Objectives/Outcomes, Method of Presentation (i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.) and Equipment Needs).
  • Include the presenter(s) name, job title, institution/organizational affiliation, complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and biographical information (limit biographical information to 500 words)

Deadline for accepting proposals is July 31, 2019

Click to download the proposal and abstract forms in Word format.