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50 Años de Comunidad - Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership
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-person at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 4-6, 2022.
This year’s event kicks off our 50 Years of LMSA Chapters celebration. 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 1960s to improve 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 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 (50 Years of Community): Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership, the LMSA National & Northeast Conference 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. Your support is critical to ensure the success of this event, of LMSA, and the future physician workforce.
We anticipate that this event will bring together over 500 attendees, including premedical students, health professions trainees, and physicians/faculty members from across the nation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LMSA will implement appropriate safety measures. As we continue to plan the exciting return of this in-person event, we closely monitor the evolving situation at the federal/state levels. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all our conference attendees.