Annual Conference

On behalf of the Latino Medical Student Association – Southwest (LMSA-SW), LMSA National, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) we would like to cordially invite you to the 9th Annual LMSA National Conference. The conference will be hosted at Baylor College of Medicine on April 25-27, 2014 and 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.

Main Goals:
•To discuss the issues facing the Latino and underserved patient populations in the changing landscape of health care in the U.S.A.
• 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.


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.


April 25th-27th, 2014

Friday Cocktail & Networking Social at 8pm at the Hilton Plaza/TMC
Saturday 9th Annual LMSA Conference Gala at 7pm at the Hilton Plaza/TMC


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.


Main events begin promptly at 8:00AM on Saturday, April 26th and conclude with the Gala which begins at 7:00PM. Please arrive early for event registration starting at 7:00AM! There will be a breakfast, closing remarks and a volunteer Blood Drive with the Red Cross on Sunday which will conclude by 11:00AM.


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.


The LMSA special rate at the Hilton is over – our block sold out and they are at 90% capacity for that weekend!
Don’t Panic!!! We have another hotel block at the Hampton Inn & Suites for $89/night. The hotel provides shuttle service to all the conference events during the day and is walking distance to the light rail. The price is for a KING bed with a twin couch pull-out bed.


Group Code: LMS
Check-in: 25-APR-2014
Check-out: 27-APR-2014
Hotel Name: Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Medical Ctr-Reliant Park
Hotel Address: 1715 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, Texas
Phone Number: 832-214-6212

@LMSA_National is on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Use the hashtag — #LMSA14 —- we have it registered for our conference so it tracks everything.
Thank you to Uriel Castañeda for being our Social Media Director!!

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

Direct any questions you may have to the Conference Coordinator, Eric Molina: email:

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