The Edgar Palarea Award was first established in spring of 1998. The award is in honor of the late Edgar Palarea, M.D. Dr. Palarea maintained a private practice in cardiology and Internal Medicine in Long Beach for over 30 years. He was a National Advisor to the American Association of Medical Assistants and past president of the Long Beach Lung Association, Long Beach Heart Association, and the Long Beach Medical Association. Dr. Palarea served CSMA as its physician-advisor from 1982 to the time of his passing.
CSMA Delegate(s) are voted by the General Assembly at the CSMA Annual Spring Meeting. The First Delegate is the CSMA President and the Second Delegate is the CSMA Vice President. Any additional delegate(s) are elected depending on the allotted amount given by AAMA before the annual meeting which is based on California's membership roster. Delegate(s) serves a 1 year term, participate in the AAMA House of Delegates, attend events at the national conference as assigned by the CSMA President and write a report describing their activities at the conference.
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