Registration is now live for this critical convening; interested individuals can register here . This year’s summit will be virtual and cover topics critical to diverse physicians and patients including COVID-19, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), health outcome disparities in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and more. This year, we are honored to feature Sandra Hernández, M.D., CEO of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), as our keynote speaker. Prior to joining CHCF, Dr. Hernández was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. She previously served as director of public health for the City and County of San Francisco. She also co-chaired San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Council, which designed Healthy San Francisco. It was the first time a local government in the U.S. attempted to provide health care for all its constituents. Dr. Hernández has also been appointed to the board of directors of Covered California, as well as to the Healthy California for All Commission. The NEPO Summit will also include the presentation of PHC’s 2021 Leadership Awards. These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate individuals or organizations who are champions of health equity. Nominations are open through August 22. Please visit the PHC Leadership Awards page to learn more and to nominate. We look forward to seeing everyone at our 18th annual NEPO Summit on October 8. NEPO is a network of diverse physicians and patients that convene annually to advocate for community health, encourage physician leadership development, and promote cultural and linguistic competency in patient care. For more information, please visit the NEPO webpage .