National Conference 2021

LMSA National is proud to host its 16th Annual National Conference in conjunction with the 37th Annual LMSA West Regional Conference on March 12-14, 2021. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, this conference will be held virtually.

For more details on NC2021, and to register, please see below!

Page Links
Participating Exhibitors
LMSA National Leadership Elections (separate page)
Information for Poster Presenters
Prospectus for Partners, Sponsors & Exhibitors – FULL & SHORT versions

Partners, Sponsors & Exhibitors
Attendee Group Registration (external link)


Theme: Potenciar El Cambio: Creating Interconnection in Healthcare to Create Change

Date: March 12-14, 2021

Virtual, through our LMSA Hub mobile application and its accompanying browser view.
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Participating Exhibitors

Agenda (document forthcoming)

Plenary Session Speakers

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Jann Murray Garcia, MD, MPH

Dr. Jann Murray-García is a founding faculty member and associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, where she teaches on leadership in community organizations and even facilitates an Inter-professional Book Club on social justice.

We are honored to have Dr. Murray-García speak about Cultural Humility at the LMSA National Conference this March.

Pilar Ortega, MD

Dr. Pilar Ortega is a board-certified Emergency Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor with dual appointments at the University of Illinois Chicago Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education. As the author of Spanish and the Medical Interview, Dr. Ortega is a nationally recognized expert and leader in Medical Spanish education. Lastly, as co-founder of the Chicago Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA), she supports Midwestern healthcare professions at all stages of their career.

We eagerly await Dr. Ortega’s talk on the importance of Language Concordance in Medicine at the LMSA National Conference this March.

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, FACP

Dr. Rios serves as President & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, (NHMA), representing the interests of over 50,000 Hispanic physicians in the United States. A nationally recognized leader and advocate for the Hispanic community, Dr. Rios has been honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Congressional Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American Caucuses, the American Public Health Association Latino Caucus, the Association of Hispanic Health Executives, among many other accolades.

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rios for a timely discussion on Equitable Vaccine Distribution and Policy at the LMSA National Conference this March.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he guides the Institute in its goal of advancing the science of minority health and health disparities. Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research, Dr. Pérez-Stable has spent more than 30 years leading research on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America.

We excitedly look forward to Dr. Pérez-Stable’s session on Ethical Responsibility in Health Disparities Research at NC2021.

Sunny Nakae, PhD, MSW

Dr. Nakae is Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Partnership at California University of Science & Medicine (CUSM). Throughout her career, she has collaborated with campus constituencies and community partners to build capacity for justice in medicine and society through teaching, mentorship, and innovation. In her numerous roles, including as a member of the LMSA National Faculty/Physician Advisory Council, Dr. Nakae has mentored countless students in their pursuits to make healthcare more equitable for all.

We are thrilled to hear Dr. Nakae discuss turning community service and outreach initiatives into scholarly work at NC2021.

David Hayes-Bautista, PhD, MA

Dr. Hayes-Bautista is currently professor of public health and of medicine, and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA. Under his direction, the Center combines research on the ever-changing health of the Latino population with teaching of medical students, residents and practicing providers in order to manage the care of a Latino patient base effectively, efficiently and economically.

We highly recommend joining us for Dr. Hayes-Bautista’s NC2021 closing address discussing “What is Allyship? Creating interconnection in healthcare to create change.”


LMSA is pleased to offer five tracks for our workshops this year:

  • Issues in Hispanic/Latinx Health
  • Communicating as Healthcare Professionals
  • The Medical Trainee Experience
  • Pre-Health Student Advancement
  • The Practice of Medicine

More information to be made available soon!

NC2021 Virtual Research Symposium

LMSA is pleased to announce our call for abstract submissions for the 2021 LMSA National and West Regional Conference Research Symposium, scheduled for March 13, 2021 (virtually).

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. Selected presenters will be notified by February 6, 2021.

Our symposium offers the opportunity to highlight trainee research that aims to promote health by addressing the differences in the presence of disease, health outcomes and quality of and/or access to health care across all population groups (e.g. race/ethnicity, social class, gender, health status, language spoken).

We welcome submissions from all disciplines and trainee levels, including high school students, premedical students, graduate students, and health professions students. We will ask selected presenters to record their presentations ahead of time and join us live for Q&A during NC2021. For more information on abstract, poster, and presentation requirements, please click here. For any questions, please contact

Partner, Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

This year, we are asking all exhibitors for NC2021 to register through our Typeform form here. This form is capable of collecting payment and all content required to build an excellent exhibitor profile for your organization. Please note that, because the form asks for your exhibitor content, it may take up to 30 minutes to complete.

To minimize time spent on the registration form itself, we have provided a list of steps below:

  1. Browse our NC2021 Partner, Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus to determine the sponsorship tier and product(s) your organization would like to obtain. There are a number of wonderful opportunities available for your organization to reach out to LMSA conference attendees!
  2. Determine how many organizational or institutional representatives you would like to register for the conference. This year, due to the virtual nature of the event, there is no limit on the number of representatives that can attend from one organization. Once determined, please insert each representative’s name, title, and email address into this spreadsheet.
  3. Create a description of your organization and the content you would like to highlight on your Exhibitor Profile. This template provides an example of content that exhibitors have featured in the past. Please type your own content into the template document. Feel free to includes images, web links, and more to make your profile as engaging as possible!
  4. Generate high-quality media files for your organization’s logo and additional products (scrolling banner, video advertisement, etc.) as applicable.
    1. Scrolling banners should be image files (PNG or JPG), 950 pixels wide and 380 pixels tall.
    2. Video advertisements should be MP4 or MOV files that are less than 2 minutes long. These should be uploaded to a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Box. Please provide a shareable link for that file to LMSA.
  5. Will all of this information in hand, please complete the registration form.
    1. The form will ask you to upload the documents specified above.
    2. Note: if you are an institution with multiple training programs, you may add additional exhibitor profiles to your registration. When uploading documents, please indicate which content corresponds to which profile.
    3. For payment, you may use one of the following payment methods: credit/debit card, check/money order, or electronic transfer. Select the appropriate option at the end of the registration form. LMSA will provide an invoice to complete transactions for check or electronic transfer payment. Payment must be remitted by March 1, 2021 in order to have a confirmed spot in the NC2021 Virtual Exhibit Hall.

For any questions or issues with this process, please reach out to

Attendee Registration

Student Members: Please use your email address as a promo code prior to beginning the checkout process. This will give you access to members-only discounts on conference registration fees.

Institutions wishing to register multiple attendees as a group may do so here.