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 contact@lmsa.net.

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


Overview

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 conference@lmsa.net.


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.

Overall Agenda (information on specific programs/tracks below)

Keynote Speakers

Program & Workshop Tracks

LIDEReS: The LHS+ Identity, Development, Empowerment, and Resources Seminar (March 2-4, 2022)

LISTOS: The LMSA Instruction, Support, Training & Orientation Session for Advisors (March 5, 2022)

Mentoring the Mentors: The NC2022 Alumni & Professional Track (March 5, 2022)

NC2022 Workshops for Trainees (March 4-5, 2022)


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:

Hosting Institutions

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Exhibitors

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

For Pre-Health & Health Professions Students

For Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Healthcare Professionals

For Sponsors & Exhibitors