2019 Midwest Regional Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 LMSA Midwest Regional Conference!

Register here!

Registration Details
Research Symposium
Social Media Coverage
Hotel Accommodations
Sponsor & Exhibitor Information


The upcoming LMSA Midwest Regional Conference will be held on February 1-2, 2019 at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

Logan Center
915 E. 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Registration Details

Registration is now live at htpp://Bit.ly/2019mwRC

Registration fees will be as follows:

  • Early Bird Registration (until 12/25): $30 (LMSA members)/ $60 (non-members)
  • Regular Registration (12/26-1/25): $40 (members)/ $70 (non-members)
  • Late Registration (after 1/25): $50 (members)/ $80 (non-members)
  • Undergraduate and High School Pre-medical Students: FREE!

Featured Speakers

Featured speakers include:

  • John Paul Sanchez, MD, MPH - Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine and Director of Community-Engaged Service Learning Elective, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Monica Vela, MD - Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Pilar Ortega, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine and President of the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement
  • Harold Fernandez, MD - Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Southside Hospital at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Claudio Rivera, PhD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Aida Giachello, PhD - Research Professor of Preventative Medicine (Public Health Practice) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Olga Garcia, MD, FACP - Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Faculty Development Fellowship (Hispanic Center of Excellence) at University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH - Director of Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science (University of Illinois Cancer Center) at University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Edwin McDonald, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Adult Clinical Nutrition at University of Chicago Medicine
  • Hector Rasgado-Flores, PhD - Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Chicago Medical School, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, College of Health Professions
  • Iris Romero, MD, MS - Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Isabel Castrejón, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Rush Medical College
  • Emanuel Eguia, MD, MHA - Research Fellow at Loyola University Chicago Health Science Burn & Shock Trauma Research Institute
  • Sara Roser-Jones, MS - Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Conference Agenda

A copy of the agenda can be found here!

Research Symposium

  • Abstract submission is closed and all confirmed presenters will receive an email shortly
  • Posters should be equal or under 36” H by 48” W
  • Poster boards will be double-sided, and board assignments will be given out at time of registration check-in
  • Presenters should arrive no later than 7:30am to check in and set up their poster
  • All presentations will take place in the 3rd Floor Theater of Ida Noyes Hall on 2/2/19 (1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637)
  • Judging will happen at 9am, so presenters will likely miss part of the second plenary session
  • The general poster session will take place from 9:45 to 10:30am
  • There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, which will be announced later that day
  • Registration fees will be reimbursed via check following the poster session

Social Media Coverage

LMSA Midwest has conference-related hashtags for social media! Use #LMSAMWunidos19 for all your posts and pics!

Hotel Accommodations


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place South Chicago University Medical Center. The hotel is just off campus and is located among Hyde Park amenities, restaurants, and shopping. Rooms will be $119/night with special discount "G-FEME" at this link: HOTEL RESERVATION (the code should auto-populate through this link, but check it before submitting). Alternatively, you can call 1-888-591-1234 and ask for the LMSA group rate. This deal is only valid through January 1st.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

Multiple tiers and options will be available for sponsors and exhibitors, as well as online registration and payment! Information on tiers and on how to participate can be found here: Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus.

  • Special thanks to our 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors:
    • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    • Loyola University Chicago Masters of Arts in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program
    • University of Michigan Medical School
    • Northwestern University
    • University of Minnesota Medical Center
    • St. George's University School of Medicine
    • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
    • Chicago Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA)
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine - Uniformed Services University
    • Rush University
    • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
    • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
    • Children’s Hospital Colorado
    • Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
    • Southern Illinois University Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP)
    • Loyola University Chicago Strittch School of Medicine
    • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
    • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine