2014 Conference Updates

On January 22nd, 2014 |

Creciendo Juntos: Improving Health Care for and by Latinos

On behalf of the Latino Medical Student Association National and Southwest region, we would like to cordially invite you to the 9th Annual LMSA National Conference at Baylor College of Medicine. The conference will take place on April 25-27, 2014. There will also be activities hosted at The University of Texas at Houston Medical School (UTHSCH), 6431 Fannin St in Houston, TX. Baylor and UT are nestled within the Texas Medical Center, a world class center for research, education, and patient care where over 30 hospitals and educational institutions call home.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Creciendo Juntos: Improving Health Care for and by Latinos.” Creciendo Juntos, Spanish for “Growing Together,” is indicative of the dual growth of Latinos as a patient population and the development of Latino health professionals and leaders.

LMSA National Conference including: Workshops, Keynote Speakers from around the Country, Exhibition Fair, Research Symposium, Networking Opportunities and a formal-attire Gala. There are a wide range of workshops including a suture and laparscopic skills lab, Quality Improvement, Health Care Policy, and myriad panels of students discussing various stages of medical education.

Main Goals:

  • To discuss the issues facing the Latino and underserved patient populations in the changing landscape of health care in the USA.
  • To develop new ideas that will help Latino health care providers to work toward solutions to the above issues, as well as to improve the quality of health care for all patients regardless of background, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity.
  • To promote the education and development of current and future health care professionals.

When: April 25th-27th, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Main Campus, 1 Baylor Plaza and The University of Texas at Houston Medical School (UTHSCH), 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030. All Friday and Saturday events will take place at BCM except the Gala which will be at the Hilton across the street from the Medical Center on 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030. All Sunday events will take place at UTHSCH. Welcome Reception on Friday, April 25 from 8:00PM to 10:00PM, location TBA.

Most participants should arrive in Houston on Friday, April 25th. Check in and registration for the main events will be from 7:00AM-8:00AM Saturday, the 26th in the morning. Events exclusively for High School Students will be from 6:00PM-8:00PM on Friday, April 25th.

Ticket Prices will go up 2/15/2014 so buy your tickets now!

Questions? Comments? Sponsorship Interests? Contact LMSA directly via email contact@lmsa.net.

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