House of Delegates 2023

What is the House of Delegates?

The House of Delegates (HOD) is an annual 1-2 day event that usually occurs in the fall for the Midwest delegates and the LMSA Midwest Board of Directors (BOD). HOD consists of:

(1) Leadership Development: Faculty and leaders from the Midwest region are invited to speak about leadership development, being URM in medicine, academic/ professional development, etc.

(2) LMSA Midwest Business Meeting: At the business meeting each Midwest chapter will provide a brief update on the successes/ challenges of the prior year. The BOD will provide updates on the region and may present resolutions that are to be voted on by the delegates.

Additional events such as socials/ mixers, residency panels, and service projects vary each year.


Who are the chapter delegates?

Delegates are the voting body of LMSA Midwest. Each LMSA chapter is required to choose 2 delegates who will represent the chapter during regional meetings/events. 

Most often,  the two chapter delegates are the president or vice president, however, some schools may have a delegate position.

Who will be attending?

Below is a list of chapters registered to attend HOD. We are excited for all to meet one another and create a space of collaboration and inspiration!

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University — Chicago Medical School
Rush Medical College
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Chicago
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Peoria
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Rockford
Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – East Lansing
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine – Grand Rapids
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU COM)
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine (NEOMED)
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Unviersity of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Madison

Where is the HOD Meeting?

HOD will be hosted at Rush University, 600 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612

Hotel Accommodations for Delegates

Selina Chicago

We are excited to host our delegates at the Selina Hotel Chicago – Downtown. Please explore your delegate email from LMSA Midwest’s Chief Information Officer to confirm your hotel room assignment.

HOD Schedule

Friday, October 13th


Friday, October 13, 2023

3:00 P.M.

Hotel Check-In

Selina Chicago: 100 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

Click here to refer to our hotel room assignments and contact your roommates. One person must agree to use their credit card for a refundable hotel charge

5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Academic Poster Event & Networking Session

Rush University: 600 South Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60612   –  Room 550

Registration opens at 2:30PM Central Time. Registration desk will be located outside of Room 550 (right off elevators). Please find LMSA MW Stand to officially check-in and meet members of our executive board. You’ll be able to network and partake in the research symposium while also enjoying music and refreshments.

Saturday, October 14th - Morning

7:00 – 8:30 A.M.

MOLA  Breakfast Plenary 

Rush University: 600 South Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60612

Room 500 (Dining Room)

8:45 – 11:00 A.M.

MOLA Plenary Session***

Refer to MOLA email for symposium programming and plenary speakers. Please locate the LMSA stand to check in with a member of the executive board. 

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Break & Snacks 

11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Concurrent Breakout Session***

Attend one of three different tracks:

  • Cancer & Chronic Diseases  b) LGBTQ+ Health  c) Medical Spanish Summit
Saturday October 14th- Afternoon

1:00 – 1:45 P.M.

Lunch: LMSA + MOLA Networking Event***

Rooms 710-713

Grab your lunch and join us for a networking event with several of MOLA’s health professionals. This is a perfect opportunity to get some face time with some of the Midwest’s most influential Latinx leaders in medicine and policy. There will be conversation cards about topics such as residency applications, research, and policy. Come ready to eat and mingle!

2:00 – 8:00 P.M.

LMSA MW Business Meeting***

Rooms 710-713

Please bring your personal laptops & chargers for this session. We will be taking group photos at the end. Ensure you bring your white coat as well. Dinner will be provided to Delegates. 

9:00 P.M.

LMSA House of Delegates Social & Celebration

More information to come at HOD, stay tuned 🙂 

Get ready to enjoy the Windy City en familia &  join us at a local lounge for food & drinks. More information to come!

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.

7th Latino Health Symposium

All HOD delegates are invited to join MOLA at their conference happening during HOD weekend. 

Student tickets are $10. 

LMSA Delegates can register for FREE!

See link for more details. 

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

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.

LMSA Midwest Regional Conference February 16-18, 2024! Click here to register now!