2021 Annual Meeting

ATTENTION: Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, NDMA's Annual meeting has been shifted from in-person to a virtual format.

See the following for schedule adjustments:

Tuesday, September 28 - Council Meeting

Friday, October 1 - Educational Program

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Register here.

Tuesday, October 12 - Policy Forum, Leadership Awards & NDMA Officer Announcements

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Register here.

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Tuesday, September 28

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NDMA Council Meeting (Council members only)

The Council convenes to discuss the association's business matter, to consider policy proposals and revise any issues prior to the Policy Form


Friday, October 1

Educational Program  Register here.
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Physician Leadership in Shaping the Future of Medicine
Dr. Harmon will provide an American Medical Association update, and discuss broad trends in U.S. health care and key advocacy issues for physicians that go far beyond COVID-19.

The presentation includes a focus on the ongoing federal and state advocacy efforts of the AMA and partner organizations, including the work to advance telehealth during this pandemic and to ensure physicians have a voice in the design and creation of new technologies that promise to transform the delivery of care.
Gerald E. Harmon, MD
President, American Medical Association
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Presentation by the Dean: Serving North Dakota Today and Tomorrow
Dr. Wynne shares insights on the latest developments for the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and how it may impact the future of health care for the medical profession and patient care.
Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH
UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Dean & Vice President for Health Affairs
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Risks and Benefits of Righteous Indignation: Advocacy in Medicine.

How to Get Your Point Across and Effect Change Amid Potential (and often self-inflicted) Obstacles.

Andrew McLean, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor and Chair, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Power of a Health Care Advocate: How to Advocate for Better Health Care Policy
A panel featuring North Dakota Legislators will share how advocacy can make a difference in health care policy. Advocates let policymakers know what they, as citizens and constituents, believe elected officials should do. Advocacy can be easy, and it can make a difference in the outcome of our state’s health care. Learn from policymakers the best way to have your voice heard.


Senator Judy Lee
West Fargo
District 13
Representative Corey Mock
Grand Forks
District 42


Representative Emily O'Brien
Grand Forks
District 42
Representative Greg Westlind
District 15

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Minnesota Medical Association through the joint sponsorship of Trinity Health and the North Dakota Medical Association. Trinity Health is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Trinity Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Tuesday, October 12

Policy Forum  Register here.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Policy Forum
Now is the Time to Let Your Voice Be Heard - Submit a Policy Issue NOW to be shared during this policy forum!
Leadership Awards
  • Physician Community and Professional Services
  • 40 Year Medical School Graduates
  • Friend of Medicine Award
  • COPIC Humanitarian Award
  • Outstanding Leadership in Health Care Policy Award
NDMA Officer Announcements


NDMA regrets that we were unable to accomodate our generous sponsors while navigating the complexities of the pandemic.

NDMA expresses sincere gratitude for the sponsors committment.

  • North Dakota Health Information Network
  • First International Bank & Trust
  • Lions Gift of Sight
  • Dakota Geriatrics
  • Vogel Law Firm
  • Altru Health System
  • UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Visit the sponsor page here.



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