Today is the last day for discounted advanced registration for the 43rd Annual Northeast Regional Latino Medical Student Association Conference. We received the following invitation from the Executive Council of the Northeast Latino Medical Student Association and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth:

LMSA Conference

The conference will take place at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  Our theme for the conference, “Fortaleciendo Raíces: Uniting efforts in the changing face of healthcare,” represents the desire of our organization to address the health of Latinos through partnerships with academic institutions, medical educators, government officials, and the community.

The purpose of our regional conference is to bring together more than 200 high school students, premedical students, medical students, graduating physicians, residents, and practicing physicians interested in serving the healthcare needs of the Hispanic community. To this end, the conference will include a series of workshops on the healthcare needs of the Latino community, student leadership training, and healthcare policy as well as several networking events.  Given the theme this year on collaboration in health care, our conference will especially focus on how to partner with each other, with medical and research institutions, and with the Latino community itself to address Latino health disparities.