Taking a Stand NMA BOYCOTTS WASHINGTON STATE The National Medical Association has pulled its 2001 annual convention out of Seattle to protest an anti-affirmative action initiative approved by Washington State voters in November. The boycott deprives Seattle of an estimated $5.7 million in meeting-related revenues. The NMA is also paying a heavy price for its decision--cancellation costs are running into the high five figures, says Gary C. Dennis, MD, president of the Washington, D.C.-based ...

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