The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Policy team is proud to announce the 2016 Policy Summit being hosted at AAMC Learning Center in Washington D.C. on October 21st-23rd, 2016.
Theme: Training of the Next Generation of Health Professional Advocates for Latino Health
Date: October 21st– 23rd, 2016
Location: AAMC Learning Center
655 K street, NW. Washington, DC 20001
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.
After completing conference activities, participants should be able to: