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LMSA National Conference Programming

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) policy committee is proud to announce it’s participation in the 11th annual LMSA National Conference in Pomona, CA. On April 8th, the LMSA policy team would host the following programming: 

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LMSA 2016 Policy Summit

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The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) is proud to announce the 2016 Policy Summit at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on October 21st-23rd, 2016.

Event: 2016 LMSA Policy Summit
Date: October 21st-23rd, 2016
Location: George Washington University

Theme:

An exercise in identifying disparities in Latino health care amenable to policy solutions, with a focus on addressing the effects of immigration policy in the United States on patient care and academic development within the Latino community. Additional topics include LGBT health, Nutrition in Latino communities, Children’s health and Academic development.

Brief Overview:

The LMSA Policy Summit will provide a venue for medical student leaders across the United States to convene in our nation’s capitol to share in practical and scholastic lessons in health policy. Workshops for students and residents would focus on the principles of health policy, as well as current topics in Latino health care, and will help provide context to practical experiences held the following day. Further opportunities will be provided for networking and mentoring within the Latino medical community, including Latino physicians as well as Latino leaders in politics. In addition to discussing major issues relevant to our communities, such as immigration, nutrition and academic development, the conference will emphasize the need for Latino physicians in positions of leadership in all branches of medicine.

Finally, student leaders in Latino health care will convene to review, discuss and debate policy initiatives proposed at the LMSA Congress of Delegates (LMSA-COD). The LMSA Congress of Delegates convenes once a year to review proposed resolutions, hear testimony and vote on the proposed policies. Through this process the LMSA policy platform is developed and refined on an annual basis in a transparent, and democratic process that reflects the ideals of American politics.