|The Hungarian Medical Association of
America Inc. (HMAA) was established in Cleveland,
Ohio in 1968 by a group of physicians who recognized
the need for a forum for sharing the Hungarian-American
medical heritage, a heritage dating back to Semmelweis
which includes Hans Selye, Eszter Kokas, Albert
Szent-Gyorgyi and other Hungarian scholars, many of
whom have served as honorary Presidents of the
Association. The work of the Association continues
to be carried forward by the many distinguished
Hungarian-American physicians across the United States
and Canada who have earned professional recognition.
The HMAA is recognized by the American Medical
Association. Yearly Scientific Symposium is held
during the last week in October - and is CME credited.
The primary mission of the HMAA is to promote the science of medicine through participative discussions and lectures among members whose professional traditions are rooted in Hungary. Members share and introduce scholarly and technical advances. The Association also brings Hungarian physicians and scientists into closer contact with friends of the American medical community, and acts as liaison between various American and Hungarian medical societies, foundations, and universities.In addition, the society is currently engaged in developing closer ties and increased activities with our homeland, as well as with the European-Hungarian physicians.