Cincuenta Años de Comunidad: Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership
The 2022 LMSA National & Northeast Regional Conference (NC2022)

Message from February 21, 2022: ¡Saludos y bienvenidos, LMSA familia! Thank you all for your interest in the upcoming LMSA National Conference. At this time, in-person registration for trainees has hit capacity. If you are a pre-health or health professions student, you will no longer be able to register to attend NC2022 in person. Professional attendees (faculty, staff, and physicians) may still register here.

Any trainees interested in joining the fun virtually? Register here as a virtual attendee through 3/1/22.

The NC2022 Exhibitor Fair is currently sold out. Many waitlisted programs have been contacted to fill in any openings in the Exhibitor Fair. At this time, no more fill-ins can be accepted. Any questions may be directed to

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COVID-19 Provisions
NC2022 Venue & Format
Agenda & Speakers
***Sponsor & Exhibitor Lineup***
PODER Research Symposium
Gala & Closing Celebration
LMSA Event Terms & Conditions
Registration Information


The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is proud to announce the ​17th Annual LMSA National Conference and 49​th Annual LMSA Northeast Regional Conference, ​to be held in Philadelphia, PA on March 2-6, 2022. Programming for professional attendees will begin with LIDEReS on March 2nd. Programming for trainees will begin on March 4th.

This year’s event kicks off our 50 Years of LMSA Chapters celebration, in which we commemorate the founding of our first chapter at Harvard Medical School in 1972, under the Boricua Health Organization. Moreover, this event represents the latest product of a grassroots, student-driven movement that began in the 1960’s, aimed at improving healthcare for underserved communities in the United States. 

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, Cincuenta Años de Comunidad: Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership, NC2022 will highlight ways in which our LMSA community has leveraged – and will continue to leverage – its strength to address the needs of medical trainees for the improved health of the country’s LHS+ population. 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.

Make sure to register ASAP! Discounts are available to those who register during the early bird registration period (November 1 to December 12, 2021). See below for information regarding regular and late registration. 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, NC2022 will take place primarily 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 NC2022, 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 NC2022 registrants
  • Recorded workshops and breakout sessions for NC2022 registrants

To register as a virtual attendee, please click on the relevant link here: Trainees | Professional Attendees

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 NC2022 on the go. A link to the NC2022 web event will be added to this page in February 2022.

Information Regarding the NC2022 Venue

Most in-person NC2022 activities will take place at The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton (referred to herein as the Logan Hotel). The Logan Hotel is located at 1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

LMSA has secured a housing block to accommodate attendees and exhibitors at discounted rates. As of February 15, 2022, this block is at capacity and no new reservations made be made using the code GLMSA. Please make alternate lodging arrangements or reserve rooms at market rate through the Logan Hotel’s homepage linked above.

Please note: all standard double rooms have sold out. Standard king rooms and suites are still available.

Agenda & Speakers

Please see below for a tentative agenda. Times (all in EST) and sessions are subject to change.

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Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees NIMHD’s annual budget to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research. NIMHD conducts and supports research programs to advance knowledge and understanding of health disparities, identify mechanisms to improve minority health, and develop effective interventions to reduce health disparities in community and clinical settings. NIMHD is the lead organization at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for planning, reviewing, coordinating, and evaluating minority health and health
disparities research activities conducted by NIH. NIMHD also promotes diversity in the biomedical workforce, supports research capacity at institutions training underrepresented students and serving populations with health disparities, and promotes information dissemination through regular electronic communications, public education outreach, and scientific presentations.

Since joining NIMHD in September 2015, Dr. Pérez-Stable has been cultivating the Institute’s position on the cutting edge of the science of minority health and health disparities. Through this effort, the Institute has produced a collection of resources that guide and facilitate the conduct of research to promote health equity. We are delighted to have Dr. Pérez-Stable join us for the 2022 LMSA National Conference.

Ana Núñez, M.D., FACP, is a Professor of General Internal Medicine and Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In her role as Vice Dean, she collaborates with faculty, staff, and students across the Medical School, as well as community partners, to address issues of inequities, bias, and discrimination in clinical programs, recruiting, curriculum, and research. She has also been named as Integration Strategist, a new leadership position within the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Minnesota, where she oversees initiatives that promote inclusive excellence across CTSI and with our communities.

Dr. Núñez received her Doctorate in Medicine from Hahnemann University and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Wilkes University. She has fellowships in medical education from Michigan State University and health services research from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

As a nationally recognized medical education and health services researcher, Dr. Núñez has developed novel curricula in the areas of sex and gender medicine, primary care, trauma/violence prevention, and cultural competence. Prior to joining the U of M, she served as the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University College of Medicine for four years. She also served as the director for Drexel’s nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.

Program & Workshop Tracks

More information on specific sessions to come! Workshop tracks for trainees are listed below:

  • Working Towards Health Equity
  • Exploring Careers in Medicine
  • Promoting the Pre-Health Pipeline
  • Forming Connections, Communities & Cultures of Support
  • Diving In: Clinical & Hands-On Workshops

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:

All Hosting Institutions will be present at the Exhibitor Fair on both Friday and Saturday.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

All Platinum Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair on both Friday and Saturday.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

UPHS/CHOP’s Alliance of Minority Physicians

All Gold Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair on both Friday and Saturday.

American Academy of Ophthalmology | Minority Ophthalmology MentoringProfessional Organization
Infectious Diseases Society of America FoundationProfessional Organization
JPS Health Network – Academic AffairsResidency

All Silver Sponsors will be present at the Exhibitor Fair on both Friday and Saturday.

Boston Medical Center GMEResidency
Brigham & Women’s HospitalResidency
Cleveland ClinicResidency
Mass General Center for Diversity and InclusionResidency
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Office of Diversity and InclusionMedical School
Rush Medical College & Rush University Graduate Medical EducationBoth
Saba University School of MedicineMedical School
Stanford Medicine | Office of Diversity in Medical EducationResidency
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso-Foster School of MedicineMedical School
University of Illinois College of MedicineMedical School
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)Residency
American Academy of DermatologyProfessional OrganizationSaturday
American Society for Radiation OncologyProfessional OrganizationSaturday
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoResidencySaturday
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterResidencySaturday
Colorado Family Medicine ResidenciesResidencyFriday
Duke University Medical Center (Surgery)ResidencySaturday
Geisel School of MedicineMedical SchoolSaturday
Lawrence Family Medicine ResidencyResidencySaturday
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)Professional OrganizationSaturday
Nationwide Children’s HospitalResidencySaturday
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health FCM Residency ProgramResidencyFriday
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – PhoenixMedical SchoolFriday
American Academy of Family PhysiciansProfessional OrganizationSaturday
American Academy of PediatricsProfessional OrganizationSaturday
Bayhealth Medical CenterResidencySaturday
Baylor College of MedicineResidencySaturday
Children’s National HospitalResidencySaturday
Geisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
Harvard Medical School | Office of Recruitment and Multicultural AffairsMedical SchoolFriday
Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community PartnershipMedical SchoolFriday
Indiana University School of Medicine – Department of Radiology & Imaging SciencesResidencyFriday
Indiana University School of Medicine – Office of Graduate Medical EducationResidencyFriday
Keck Graduate InstituteOtherSaturday
National Alliance for Hispanic HealthOtherFriday
National Hispanic Medical AssociationProfessional OrganizationSaturday
Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
RHEDI/Reproductive Health Education in Family MedicineProfessional OrganizationFriday
Ross University School of Medicine and American University of the Caribbean School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
Rowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
The University of Texas Dell Medical SchoolResidencySaturday
UAG School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
UChicago Medicine- Graduate Medical EducationResidencySaturday
UCLA Graduate Medical Education and Office for Justice, Equity and Diversity InclusionResidencySaturday
University of California, San Diego School of MedicineMedical SchoolSaturday
University of California, San Francisco – Office of Graduate Medical EducationResidencySaturday
University of California, San Francisco Family and Community Medicine Residency ProgramResidencySaturday
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
University of Iowa Carver College of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
University of Iowa Health CareResidencySaturday
University of Missouri School of Medicine (Mizzou Med)Medical SchoolFriday
University of Washington School of MedicineResidencyFriday
UT Southwestern Medical SchoolMedical SchoolFriday
VUMC Dept of RadiologyResidencyFriday
Washington University School of MedicineMedical SchoolFriday
Weill Cornell MedicineMedical SchoolFriday

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 NC2022 PODER Research Symposium, scheduled for 6-8pm Eastern on Friday, March 4, 2022.

The inaugural 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 deadline for abstract submission for the 2022 PODER Symposium has passed.

NC2022 Gala & Closing Ceremony

Join us for our Gala at the conclusion of NC2022! This is a wonderful opportunity to congratulate our graduating medical students at they prepare to join the medical workforce as physicians. 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, March 5, 2022, 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 requires the purchase of a separate Gala ticket. Make sure to add one to your Cart along with your NC2022 registration!

As of February 21, 2022, the Gala is sold out. You may still join us remotely by registering as a virtual participant.

How to Register for NC2022

If you are a pre-health or health professions student, please click on the button below to register for NC2022!

(Note: this process will register you for a virtual spot at the National Conference. Registration for in-person student attendees is now closed.)

Any questions regarding attendee registration may be directed to

As part of the 2022 LMSA National Conference (NC2022), LMSA’s Faculty/Physician Advisory Council will be offering several programs for physicians, healthcare professionals, alumni, faculty, and staff. These programs include the following:

Institutional members of the National Center for LMSA Leadership & Advancement may claim registration discounts using this form. At the payment stage, please enter the promotional codes provided to your institution. Individuals who are not affiliated with an institutional member of the National Center are also welcome to participate in all NC2022 FPAC events, and are subject to the registration fees below:

ProgramEarly Registration Period
(11/1/2021 to 12/12/2021)
Regular Registration Period
(12/13/2021 to 2/25/2022)
[Virtual] LIDEReS Only$240$300
[Virtual] LISTOS Only$100$125
[Virtual] LIDEReS + LISTOS$340$425
[In-Person] 50th Anniversary Package
plus LIDEReS
[In-Person] 50th Anniversary Package
without LIDEReS
[in-Person] LIDEReS Only$450$500

Note: The 50th Anniversary Package grants access to all NC2022 activities on March 4-5, 2022. These include faculty & alumni workshop tracks on both days, LISTOS, the PODER Research Symposium, and the NC2022 Closing Ceremony.

A la carte tickets for the NC2022 Gala & Closing Ceremony may be purchased here.

Lastly, after registering, each participant will receive a pre-event survey to complete as soon as possible. Please look out for email communications from All questions may also be directed to this email address.

Thank you for participating in LMSA programming! We look forward to hosting you next March.

NOTE: The NC2022 Exhibitor Fair is currently sold out. Other questions may be directed to
Please join us in September 2023 for the next LMSA National Conference.

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 NC2022 Exhibitor Fairs. Please refer to the NC2022 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus (using the buttons below) for more information.

A brief summary is presented here:

LMSA will offer two fairs as part of NC2022! The Friday timeslot is most suitable for those schools and organizations that wish to interact with pre-health students. Those who wish to interact with health professions trainees may participate in either day. Exhibitors & Bronze Sponsors may specify their preferred day during registration.

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors will be provided booths on both days! Don’t miss out on this and many other sponsorship benefits – space is limited!

Lastly, by registering, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the complete LMSA National Sponsor & Exhibitor Terms & Conditions, as outlined in the full NC2022 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus. Please note that, pursuant to these Terms & Conditions, LMSA reserves the right to deny, refuse, or return payment from any Partner, Sponsor, or Exhibitor at any time. All Sponsors & Exhibitors, including their organizational representatives, are expected to adhere to all rules and regulations set forth in the Terms & Conditions and otherwise by LMSA event organizers.