Salud y Justicia: Flighting for Safety, Equity and Human Rights
The 2023 LMSA National Regional Conference (NC2023)

September 14-17, 2023
Atlanta, GA

With support from the
Emory University School of Medicine


The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is proud to announce the ​18th Annual LMSA National Conference ​to be held in person in Atlanta, GA on September 14-17, 2023. 

As always, this event represents the latest product of a grassroots, student-driven movement that begins in the 1960’s, aimed at improving healthcare for underserved communities in the United States. To better foster the development of trainees and faculty underepresented in medicine. NC2023 will be a standalone event, separate from LMSA’s regional conferences which occur each Spring.

LMSA and its antecedent organizations were created to increase the number of Latina/o/x, Hispanic, or of Spanish Origin + (LHS+) individuals in medicine; to provide them and their peers with the educational resources and programming necessary to promote their success; and to increase access to excellent and culturally relevant healthcare for what is now the largest non-white ethnic group in the United States. LMSA’s conferences address these objectives by exposing attendees to critical issues affecting healthcare and medical education, and by providing attendees with opportunities to further develop as physicians, leaders, and advocates for the patients they serve.

Specifically, under this year’s theme, Salud y Justicia: Fighting for Safety, Equity, and Human Rights, NC2023 will highlight ways in which our LMSA community has leveraged – and will continue to leverage – a powerful voice to fight for the improved health of our country’s LHS+ popultion. We invite you to join us in our mission to increase diversity in medicine and mitigate healthcare disparities, especially during this time in which healthcare is experiencing unprecedented changes and challenges.

Registration will open in the late spring. Discounts will be made available to those who register during the early bird registration period as well as those who are active LMSA national members. For any questions or concerns regarding this event, please reach out to

COVID-19 Provisions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the U.S., LMSA is actively monitoring federal, state, local, and institutional public health guidelines to ensure a safe and successful National Conference. At this time, NC2023 will take place in person. Virtual participation is discussed below.

Please note: LMSA and the venue will require all in-person attendees to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We strongly encourage attendees to upload a copy of their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination card during registration. Otherwise, proof of vaccination must be displayed at time of check-in. Additionally, universal masking will be required throughout NC2023, unless otherwise directed by federal, state, or local authorities.

LMSA reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove individuals who do not comply with these requirements. For those unable to travel or meet the vaccination requirement, the LMSA National Conference will offer the following options for virtual attendees:

  • Live-streamed workshops and group sessions for professional attendees registered for LIDEReS and/or LISTOS
  • Live-streamed keynote lectures for NC2023 registrants
  • Recorded workshops and breakout sessions for NC2023 registrants

The Exhibitor Fairs will exclusively take place in person, unless otherwise determined by event organizers.

All attendees are encouraged to download the LMSA Hub app to their mobile devices in order to access all of NC2023 on the go. A link to the NC2023 web event will be added to this page in April 2023.

Information Regarding the NC 2023 Venue

Most in-person NC2023 activities will take place at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (referred to herein as the Crowne Plaza)The Crowne Plaza is located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346.

LMSA has secured a housing block to accommodate attendees and exhibitors at discounted rates.

Please note: Standard double rooms, standard king rooms and suites will be available.

(Information regarding how to place reservations will be made available in April 2023)

Tentative Conference Agenda: All events and times are subject to change!

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Workshop Tracks

More information for each track is to be released soon!

LIDEReS: The LHS+ Identity, Development, Empowerment, and Resources Seminar

Mentoring the Mentors: The NC2023 Alumni, Professional Track

NC2023 Workshops for Trainees

Keynote Speaker Information will be released soon.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Lineup

Want a preview of all the organizations on display at NC2022? Look no further! The following institutions will be part of the NC2022 Exhibitor Fair:

Diamond Sponsors

All Diamond Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair.

Emory University School of Medicine

Platinum Sponsors

All Platinum Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair.

Gold Sponsors

All Gold Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair.

Silver Sponsors

All Silver Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair.

Bronze Sponsors

All Bronze Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair.


We extend many thanks to these organizations for their support of LMSA, its members, and its mission.

The PODER Research Symposium

LMSA student members will have the opportunity to showcase their ongoing research projects at the NC2023 PODER Research Symposium, scheduled for 6-8pm Eastern on Friday, September 15, 2023.

The annual LMSA Promoting Opportunities for Development & Empowerment of Researchers (PODER) Program aims to connect medical trainees to opportunities for presenting, perfecting, and publishing scholarly work. In doing so, PODER seeks to empower participants for careers in which they combine research and clinical practice to address healthcare disparities.

The form for abstract submission for the 2023 PODER Symposium will be made available in April 2023.

NC2023 Gala & Closing Ceremony

Join us for our Gala at the conclusion of NC2023! This is a wonderful opportunity to congratulate our incoming medical students at they prepare to start their medical school journey. During the Gala, LMSA also announces recipients of our scholarships and awards, making the evening a fantastic celebratory event.

The Gala will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, starting at 8pm Eastern. The formal Gala program, lasting until 10pm, will be streamed for virtual attendees. Informal dancing, networking, and photos will continue from 10pm to 12am.

Admission to the Gala will require the purchase of a separate Gala ticket. Make sure to add one to your Cart along with your NC2023 registration!

How to register for NC 2023

If you are a Pre-Health or Health Professions Student, registration for NC2023 will open soon!

Any questions regarding attendee registration may be directed to

If you are Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Healthcare Professionals, registration will open soon!

As part of the 2023 LMSA National Conference (NC2023), LMSA’s Faculty/Physician Advisory Council will be offering several programs for physicians, healthcare professionals, alumni, faculty, and staff. These programs include the following:

NOTE: The NC2023 Exhibitor Fair registration will be opening in late Spring. Questions may be directed to

Thank you for your interest in participating in the annual LMSA National Conference. We are delighted to offer your organization several avenues to showcase opportunities for trainees and physicians, especially through the NC2023 Exhibitor Fair.