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Dr. Vilma Vega is a highly sought after public speaker who conveys effective messages in the areas of international medicine, faith and missions. Known for her ability to motivate audiences, Dr. Vega has made keynote speeches in the United States plus 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

An expert on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Vega has been a member of the MERCK Pharmaceuticals Speaker’s Bureau since August 2014. She speaks about Infectious Disease, HIV, primary care, and health and wellness subjects.

Dr. Vega is frequently sought after by the national and faith-based media for expert commentary on medical news in the United States and around the world.

She is fluent in English and Spanish; she speaks limited French and Creole.

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Previous Speaking Engagements

Motivational Speaking Engagements:

American Business Women’s Association, April 2012, “Making a Global Difference Through Your Life and Business”

William Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, June 2012, “Making a Difference Through Missions”

Christian Family Church Bible College Leadership Seminar – Moderator/Director, November 2012

Christian Family Church Sarasota, June 2013, “Blueprint to the Balanced Life”

Sarasota Daniel Plan, 2014, 7-week Faith Based Health and Wellness Community Outreach– Moderator / Director

Hearts Afire Annual Benefit – Keynote Speaker, February 22, 2014, “Living a Life Greater than Yourself”

Harvest Preparation International Annual Conference, March 18-19, 2014, “The Importance of

Loving Yourself as part of the Blueprint to the Balanced Life”

Christian Family Church, May 25, 2014, “Faith through Discouragement”

The Harvest School of Miracles, July 3, 2014, “Faith, Miracles, and Medicine”

St. Leo University, September 2, 2015, “Principles of Leadership”

International Medical Speaking and Teaching Engagements:

January 13, 2016 “Treatment of Adults with HIV-1: Selected Cases with Coexisting Conditions”

Over 100 US speaking engagements for medical speakers bureaus from 1995 – 2010

MERCK Pharmaceuticals Speaker’s Bureau, August 2014 – Present

University of Lima, Peru, “International Medicine and HIV”, 2007

Christian Counselor College, Accra, Ghana, “HIV diagnosis and treatment”, 2007

University of Gulu, Uganda, School of Clinical Officers “Primary HIV”, 2008

University of Gulu, Uganda, School of Clinical Officers “HIV”, “Tuberculosis”, “Faith and HIV”, 2009

KIMS College in Andrah Pradesh—Medical School, Nursing School, Paramedica—

“Primary HIV”, 2009

Christian Counselor College, Accra, Ghana, “International Medicine”, 2010

Media Appearances

Infectious Disease Medical Appearances on ABC Suncoast Channel 7 News and SNN News, 1995 – Present

Appearances on Univision Medical News, 1994 and 2009

Appearances on WUSF Public Television and Radio, 2006-2015 – Influenza and HIV/AIDS

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), 2015 – Medical Correspondent – “Mind, Body, Spirit”


Florida Congressional Delegation on Zika Virus, June 15 2016