Cincuenta Años de Comunidad: Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership
The 2022 LMSA National & Northeast Regional Conference (NC2022)
The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is proud to announce the 17th Annual LMSA National Conference and 49th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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. The process for accessing discounted hotel reservation rates can be found below.
Room Rate: $179/night
Booking Link: https://group.curiocollection.com/s7hxy3
Arrival Date: 2022-03-01 or after
Departure Date: 2022-03-07 or before
To reserve by phone, please call 215-963-1500, follow the prompts to make a new reservation. Once connected with an agent, you must provide the group code GLMSA. We highly encourage all NC2022 attendees to reserve rooms at the Logan Hotel prior to February 1, 2022. After this date, rooms or discounts may no longer be available.
Agenda & Speakers
Please see below for a tentative agenda. Times (all in EST) and sessions are subject to change.
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. These include the NIH Minority Health and
Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025; the NIMHD Research Framework; the PhenX Social Determinants of Health
Assessments Collection, a research toolkit; a collection of 30 science visioning Strategies to Promote the Advancement of
Health Disparities Science; special journal supplements Structural Racism and Discrimination: Impact on Minority Health
and Health Disparities and Addressing Health Disparities through the Utilization of Health Information Technology; and The
Science of Health Disparities Research textbook, among other resources.
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.
Alumni & Professionals Track
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.
Interested in presenting your research project? Submit your abstract here! Deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Time on 12/31/21.
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!
How to Register for NC2022
For Pre-Health & Health Professions Students
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 an in-person spot at the National Conference. Registration for virtual attendees will be announced in the near future.)
LMSA MEMBERS: Make sure that you are logged into this website to take advantage of members-only pricing! To sign in, click the “Login” button on the top menu and follow the resulting prompts. If you have any issues, please reach out to email@example.com.
Lastly, registration fees and deadlines for NC2022 student attendees are as follows:
|Attendee Type||LMSA Membership Status||Early Registration|
(11/1/2021 to 12/31/2021)
(1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022)
(2/1/2022 to 2/27/2022)
|Health Professions Student||Member||-ended-||$100||$120|
|Health Professions Student||Non-member||-ended-||$140||$160|
|Student Ticket – |
^All Gala attendees must be 21 years of age or older. LMSA event organizers will refuse entry to those who are underage, regardless of whether such an individual has a paid gala ticket. No refunds will be given in these cases.
For Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Healthcare Professionals
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:
- The Latina/o/x Identity, Development, Empowerment, and Resources Seminar (LIDEReS; March 3-4, 2022)
- Participants can attend virtually or in person.
- The LMSA Instruction, Support, Training & Orientation Session for Advisors (LISTOS; March 5, 2022)
- Participants can attend virtually or in person.
- FPAC Professionals & Alumni Track (for those in-person attendees not participating in LISTOS; March 4-5, 2022)
- No virtual option.
- NC2022 Gala & Closing Ceremony
- Included with 50th Anniversary Package – see below.
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:
|Program||Early 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|
|[In-Person] 50th Anniversary Package|
|[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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
For Sponsors & Exhibitors
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!
If your organization is interested in serving as a Sponsor or Exhibitor for NC2022, please register by clicking the Registration button below.
The Registration button will bring you to our affiliated payment processing site, Flipcause. On this site, please scroll to the bottom to view all available products and registrations. Once you have selected your organization’s desired level of sponsorship (as well as any additional promotional opportunities), please hit Add to Cart and proceed through checkout. Once there, please provide your contact information and remit payment via check or credit/debit card.
Note: You may add registration and add-ons to your cart and remit payment for both in a single order.
To pay by check, please insert the promotional code “INVOICE” and proceed through checkout. LMSA will communicate with the contact person listed on the registration form to organize an invoice for your organization. Organizations requiring the LMSA National W-9 Form may find it here.
Please note that the only way to ensure your place in the Exhibitor Fair is to complete the online registration process, regardless of payment method. For help with this process, or for any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
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.