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LMSA Midwest Regional Conference

LMSA Midwest February 10th - February 12th

Hosted by....Drumroll Please!

Hosted by:
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

When: Friday, Feb 10th - Sunday, Feb 12th, 2023
Where: Grand Rapids, MI

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    1.  Scholarships announced this Weekend
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HOD Schedule

Friday, October 7th

3:00 PM

Hotel Check-In

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago: North Shore Conference Center

5:30-8:30 PM 

Academic Poster Event & Networking Session 

Please see LMSA Midwest Stand to officially check-in


Saturday, October 8th - Morning

7:30-8:30 AM

MOLA symposium breakfast

5500 N. St. Louis St. Chicago, IL 60625

9:00- 11:00 AM 

MOLA plenary session

11:15- 12:15

Breakout Sessions

Attend one of these 3 sessions

  • Public Health & Infectious Disease
  • Latinx Gender, Sexual and LGBTQ+ Identities
  • Medical Spanish Ambassador Workshop

12:15-1:10 PM

LMSA & MOLA panel with Lunch

Saturday October 8th- Afternoon

1:15-6:00 PM


See below on website or click the hyperlink

8:00 PM

LMSA HOD Social and Celebration

More information TBA.

1:15-1:35 P.M.
Co-Directors’ Greeting
Kimberly Flores & Larissa De Souza

1:35 – 1:50 P.M.
National President’s Greeting
Gualberto Muñoz*

1:50 – 2:10 P.M.
Building Up Your Chapter
Aldana Garcia

2:10-2:25 P.M.
Maximizing Scholarship Opportunities
Raquel Valdes

2:25-2:40 P.M.
Branding 101 & Picture Time
Sydney Lopez, Devin Barzallo, Bianca Ituarte

2:40 – 2:55 P.M.
Cultivating Mentorship
Enrique Cazares-Navarro & Jaquelin Solis

2:55 – 3:05 P.M.
Bathroom, Water & Snack Break

3:05 – 3:45 P.M.
The Nuts & Bolts: Leading Efficient Meetings and Advocating for Institutional Funding
Ana Maria Viteri & Jesús Bazán Villicaña

Please bring your laptop for this session; Chapter PowerPoint will be presented during this session.

3:45-4:25 P.M.
Leading with compassion and wisdom: ¡Si se puede!
Dra. Patricia Tellez Girón*

4:25 – 4:40 P.M.
Policy & Academic Affairs
Melanie Valentin & Cristhian Gutierrez Huerta
Advocacy in LMSA & opportunities to showcase your research.

Empowering One Another and the Communities We Serve
Natalie Vela & Mayra 

4:55-5:30 P.M.
Voting Items

5:30-5:45 P.M.


About MOLA- Our sponsor & partner

MOLA Mission Statement

We are a non-profit association of Hispanic/Latino physicians and health professionals working for career advancement, linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness, and health equity for the good of the entire Hispanic/Latino community.

6th Latino Health Symposium

All HOD delegates are invited to join MOLA at their conference happening during HOD weekend. Student tickets are $10. See link for more details. 

From all the LMSA Delegates, Thank you MOLA for all your support!

Where is the HOD Meeting?

HOD will be hosted at the Northeastern Illinois University

Hotel Accommodations for Delegates



DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Conference Center

Address: 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

Hotel Rooming Assignments:

  • Click here to see your hotel room assignment.
  • Each room will most likely require one member to use their credit card for room charges. We are attempting to finalize a plan with the hotel to avoid this step but please discuss amongst roommates who out of the group can secure a credit card for this process. Ideally, this person will be the first one to arrive. If there are any issues, or if you’re unable to secure a card, please contact Larissa or Jesús. We will process reimbursements for this charge within two weeks.
  • To coordinate plans with other delegates, please add your phone number to the hotel assignment sheet. Otherwise, use emails to communicate and coordinate arrivals and check-in details.
  • The hotel has a pool so bring a bathing suit if you want to use it!
  •   If there are any errors with room assignments please respond to this email/text Larissa (781-252-0144) or email Jesús (cfo.midwest(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Pre-HOD Checklist

  1. Vaccinations & Testing
    • Both LMSA Midwest and MOLA require attendees to show proof of vaccination or hold a negative COVID-19 within 48-hours of the conference start date
    • You must complete this form to show proof of vaccination or attest that you will get tested.

2. Make sure you’ve completed the following requirements:  

      • Review our LMSA Chapter Welcome Packet 
      • Fill out 22-23 Chapter Directory
      • Pay your dues/Check your LMSA membership status
        • Per National LMSA Bylaws, every local chapter must have at least 1 National dues-paying member.
        • Check your membership status here.
      • Remember to fill out your chapters PPT slide for our chapter presentations Due October 4th!

2. Delegates! Stay up to date on your emails for details and updates.