Events and Education

CMA and your local county medical society host a variety of events throughout the year that bring together physicians for collaboration, professional development, networking and policymaking. 


CMA House of Delegates

CMA’s House of Delegates (HOD) convenes annually to debate on the most important issues affecting members, the association and the practice of medicine. The CMA HOD consists of more than 500 delegates elected by members of component medical societies, specialty societies, and CMA sections and forums, representing virtually every mode of practice and region of the state.

Dates: Held annually in October, and rotates between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

CMA Presidental Gala

Each year, CMA hosts the Presidental Gala to recognize and celebrate the incoming CMA President.
The prestigious black tie event brings together 500 guests for an evening filled with elegant dining, engaging conversation, entertainment, live music and dancing.

Dates: Held annually in October, during the CMA House of Delegates.

CMA Legislative Advocacy Conference

CMA's annual Legislative Advocacy Conference brings bring more than 500 physicians and medical students to Sacramento so they can meet with their legislative leaders as champions for patients and the practice of medicine. Legislator meetings are scheduled by your county medical society, and pre-conference advocacy training is provided to attendees.

Dates: Held annually in April.

Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations Summit

The Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations Summit is an innovative educational event for physicians, public health professionals, health care advocates and community leaders that offers policy and best practices for reducing health disparities, building diversity in the workforce and increasing cultural competency in clinical care. 

Dates: Held annually. Dates Vary.

Medical Group Advocacy Symposium

CMA's Medical Group Advocacy Symposium is an exclusive, invitation-only event where California’s top leading health care industry experts come together to discuss the future of health care.

Sutter Health Equity Symposium

CMA is a co-sponsor of Sutter's Unconscious Bias in Healthcare Symposium. The insights and strategies explored during this one-day event will inform evidence-based recommendations and a framework to guide the development and implementation of effective, measurable unconscious bias mitigation strategies.


Virtual Grand Rounds

CMA, in partnership with the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC), host a monthly and virtual grand rounds series on the evolution and management of COVID-19 and other public health topics. The 60-minute grand rounds webinars are free and open to all interested clinicians. Participants can receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Learn more at CovidRoundsCA.org.

Dates: Monthly Webinar.

CMA Webinars

CMA’s webinar series gives physicians the opportunity to watch online presentations on important topics of interest and interact with experts in various fields from the comfort of their homes or offices. The webinars are free to CMA members and their staff, and many offer CME. CMA also has 100+ archived on-demand webinars available at cmadocs.org/webinars.

CMA Seminar Series

Experts from CMA’s various advocacy centers travel throughout the state, holding live seminars for physicians and their staff on a variety of issues. If you are interested in bringing a CMA expert to your area, please fill out the form below. 

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