To a lecture that will empower health care professionals and change the course of HIV

This is open to nurses and physicians

2 CME credits will be provided to physicians
2 CE credits will be provided to nurses BRN #CEP9053


Dr. Anthony Jones – is in private practice, providing HIV medicine specialty care and outpatient primary care services in Oakland, Ca. He is a clinical instructor for Samuel Merritt University.

Dr. Lisha Wilson – formerly served as medical director and clinician for AIDS Healthcare Foundation the largest provider of HIV care in the US. She currently is in private practice with Dr. Anthony Jones in Oakland, Ca.

Objectives of the lecture:
-review latest epidemiological trends in HIV infection, including local trends.
-review latest recommendations for HIV screening treatment and management
-review available tools for HIV transmission prevention
-define PreP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) and its available form of treatment, and the data behind the approval.
-discuss appropriate candidates for PreP


RSVP no later than 9/14/2017 by calling SMMA @ 510-863-4560.

This lecture has been in part sponsored by a grant from Gilead, Alameda Alliance for Health and Samuel Merritt University

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Residents Workshop

Ever wondered what’s down the road after residency or fellowship? SMMA is committed to empowering and enabling the next generation of African American physicians. To assist you in your career choices, we are offering a free workshop where fellows, residents and medical students can listen to and network with physicians in various types of practices. For those seeking an alternative path, you will have the opportunity to obtain insights and coaching from a physician working in the technology sector. Financial concerns? Come get some expert advice. There will be an opportunity to sign up for mentoring, meet with recruiters and network with other residents! Learn more.

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Conference Schedule  

7:00 – 8:00 am:   Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:20am:   Welcome – Joy Foster MD, President SMMA – Introductions of Mentors

8:30 – 9:15am:     Speaker (Life of a Private Practice Physician)

9:15 – 9:30am:     Q/A

9:35 – 10:15am:    Speaker (Group Practice – is it a team approach?)

10:20 – 10:35am:    Q/A

BREAK – Light refreshments  10:35 – 10:55am

11:00 – 11:45am:    Speaker (Technology/non-traditional – creating your own path)

11:45 – 12:00 pm:   Q/A

LUNCH – 12:00-12:50pm: Sign up for mentoring

1:00pm – 1:40pm:     Speaker (Finances- I am making more money! Now what?)

1:40pm – 1:55pm:     Q/A

1:55pm – 2:30pm:     Closing remarks, Opportunity to network and connect with mentors

Residents Workshop

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SMMA General Membership Meeting is a private event for members of SMMA

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email the commitment to empower our members as well as our community, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Rita Hargrave will be speaking to our membership on Thursday April 20, 2017 at Lake Chalet Restaurant.

Her topic is: Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosing, Disclosure, & Treatment

Dr. Hargrave is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist at the Veteran’s Administration Martinez Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and consulting psychiatrist at the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, Davis. She is the chair of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology committee on geriatric psychiatry certification.  She has been a prolific contributor to journals, magazines and books exploring neuropsychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry and ethnic minority caregivers.  She founded, a website focused on ethnicity and dementia.

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glasses of red wine being held and clicked Miller Medical Association will host it’s second annual Ella Mae Simmons Wine and Jazz Benefit on Saturday June 17th, from 1pm – 5pm.


The event will showcase vintners of color.  Guests will have the opportunity to pair food with the wines and enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz.


Tickets will go on sale soon!

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Dr. Langer is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.  Having written 300 papers in peer reviewed journals and 70 book chapters on a variety of topics, Dr. Langer is considered an expert in Hirschsprung disease and pediatric surgery.

He travels internationally to both treat children and advance the field of pediatric surgery through teaching.  He is a past president of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons.  Dr. Langer has received many honors, including the Innovative Scientist of the Year award from the St. Louis Academy of Science and the James IV Travelling Fellowship.  He also was named one of the top 30 doctors in Toronto by Toronto Life Magazine.

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