The 2023 LMSA National Regional Conference (NC2023)

Salud y Justicia:
Fighting for Safety, Equity & Human Rights

September 14-17, 2023
Atlanta, GA

With support from our Diamond Sponsor
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 under-represented in medicine, NC2023 will be a standalone event, separate from and in addition to LMSA’s regional conferences that occur each Winter.

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 united, powerful voice to fight for the improved health of our 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.

Registration will open in Spring 2023. 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.

Note as of May 7, 2023

At this time, all NC2023 activities will take place in person.

Given the continued risk of COVID-19, especially within the communities and hospitals we serve, LMSA urges all of its conference participants to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 as per CDC Guidelines. However, in light of the scheduled end of the U.S. Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, LMSA will not be requiring attendees to provide proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

Masking throughout NC2023 is strongly recommended and encouraged, particularly in areas in which social distancing may not be possible. LMSA also requests that all registrants voluntarily undergo a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test prior to arrival in Atlanta, GA.

Moreover, LMSA asks that participants who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Atlanta, who do not feel well, or who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms at any point during NC2023 refrain from participating in any conference-related activities. If this applies to you, please inform LMSA staff immediately at

This policy aims to promote responsible behavior and reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, by registering for and participating in NC2023, attendees acknowledge that they are taking on the risk of contracting the virus.

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

Information Regarding the NC2023 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 access these group rates using the instructions below.

  • Room Rate: $159/night + tax
  • Booking Link:
    • To reserve by phone, please call 866-846-7573 and reference the group code “SFL.” 

The cut-off date for group rates is August 21, 2023.

Please note: guests are responsible for all room fees, including incidental charges, holds, and other hotel charges. If any issues arise during the booking process, please contact

Agenda – coming soon!

Workshop Tracks

More information for each track will be released soon!

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

The NC2023 Alumni & Professional Track

NC2023 Workshops for Trainees

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker Information will be released soon.

NC2023 Exhibitor Fair

Fair Overview

Each year, LMSA hosts at least one Exhibitor Fair during its National Conference to connect its members to opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

The Exhibitor Fair is central to LMSA’s mission to empower medical trainees, especially those from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, to become the physicians our communities need. Additionally, the Exhibitor Fair provides an ideal forum for medical schools, residency programs, and other educational organizations to engage trainees who share a passion for health equity.

For these reasons, we believe participation in the fair is particularly valuable for institutions who seek to
recruit and foster a more diverse and talented generation of physicians.

Sponsorship Opportunities

LMSA is delighted to share multiple opportunities to feature our Sponsors and Exhibitors. We encourage your institution to take advantage of the many benefits included in each sponsorship package, as shown below.

These opportunities are explained in detail within the NC2023 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus. You may also reference our Exhibitor Fair FAQ section below or contact for more information.

NC2023 Exhibitor Fair Logistics

For NC2023, LMSA will host one Exhibitor Fair across the following days:

  • Friday, September 15, 2023: 4:00pm to 7:00pm Eastern Time
    • Setup Time: 2-4pm
  • Saturday, September 16, 2023: 9:00am to 3:00pm Eastern Time
    • Breakdown Time: 3-5pm

Please note: all times are subject to change.

Sponsors & Exhibitors wishing to ship supplies may do so for a fee (billed to your institution after the event). To send materials ahead of time, please label your boxes as follows:

  • 2023 LMSA National Conference
    Number of boxes (i.e., 1 of 5, 2 of 5…etc)
    4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30346
    770-395-7700 (main hotel phone number)

Please ensure that  shipped boxes arrive no earlier than Monday, September 11, 2023. Exhibitors must also make their own arrangements to ship materials out of the venue. LMSA is not responsible for lost, missing, or abandoned exhibitor materials.

Any questions regarding Exhibitor Fair setup, breakdown, shipping, and other logistics may be directed to

Exhibitor Fair Guidelines

The following institution types are welcome to participate in the NC2023 Exhibitor Fair:

  • Medical schools & residency programs
  • Professional organizations
  • Governmental and other educational non-profit organizations
  • Corporate entities (with prior permission from LMSA)

At a minimum, each Sponsor or Exhibitor registration includes the following:

  • At least one six-foot (6’) in the Exhibit Hall,
  • At least one (1) registration for an organizational representative, and
  • A virtual Sponsor or Exhibitor profile within the LMSA Hub mobile application used by all Conference attendees.

Institutions that register for the NC2023 Exhibitor Fair must review and accept the LMSA National Event Terms & Conditions for Sponsors & Exhibitors, available here. Any questions may be directed to

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Coming soon!

Sponsor & Exhibitor Lineup – coming soon!

The PODER Symposium

LMSA student members will have the opportunity to showcase their ongoing research projects at the NC2023 PODER Symposium, scheduled for 5-7pm Eastern on Friday, September 15, 2023. (Times subject to change.)

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 May 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 7pm Eastern. The formal Gala program will last until 10pm, and informal dancing, networking, and photos will continue from 10pm to 12am. Don’t miss this night of celebration and comunidad!

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!

Registration for NC2023

Registration for Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Healthcare Professionals is now open! Registration fees are shown below:

Ticket TypeRegistration Fees
Early Bird Rate
(through June 9, 2023)
Regular Rate
(June 10 to September 1, 2023)
LIDEReS RegistrationNC2023 Gala
Pre-Health Student Member$20$30N/A$50
Pre-Health Student Non-Member$40$50$50
Health Professions Student Member$80$100$50
Health Professions Student Non-Member$120$140$50
Resident/Fellow Member$125$150+ $250$50
Resident/Fellow Non-Member$175$200$50
Faculty, Staff & Professional Attendees$200$250$100

Any questions regarding attendee registration may be directed to

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:

Registration for Sponsors & Exhibitors is also open! Please access the registration form here.