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36th Annual LMSA West Regional Conference @ UCI School of Medicine

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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport

18800 MacArthur Blvd

Irvine, CA 92612

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The Latino Medical Student Association-West (LMSA-West) is proud to announce the 36th Annual LMSA West Regional Conference to be held on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th, 2019. The event will be hosted by the University of California Irvine School of Medicine LMSA Chapter. The goal of the LMSA-West Conference is to increase diversity of the health professions and inform future leaders in healthcare about the issues affecting the Latinx community. This conference is ideal for medical students who are passionate and/or interested in learning about diversity in the health professions and for premed students considering applying to a health professional school. We welcome students from all racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Registration is required and must be completed PRIOR to the conference. We will be selling out!

The conference includes:

  • Friday, March 13th: Networking/Residency Fair Event for medical students and physicians from 5-8pm that will take place at the University of CA Irvine School of Medicine Educational Building (836 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697-4089).

  • Saturday, March 14th: Community college, undergraduate, and medical students are invited to join our conference and participate in workshops on the healthcare needs of the Latinx community, student leadership training, healthcare policy, medical school application process, residency application process and interactive procedural sessions. Registration and breakfast starts at 7:30am at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County, CA (18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612) and opening remarks begin at 8:30am. Please plan to arrive early so you don't miss out on anything!

  • Saturday, March 14th (Evening): Registration for the graduating Senior Gala and cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 pm. The gala will take place at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County, CA (18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612) and end at 11:30 pm.

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and no fee waivers are permitted. By attending the conference, you are granting permission to LMSA West to take photographs and/or video throughout the event and use these images in the advertisement of future LMSA West conferences.


Reserve your rooms using this link!

The Hilton Irvine/Orange County is pleased to have confirmed the following negotiated room rates:
Single Rate: $139.00
Double Rate: $139.00
Triple Rate: $149.00
Quad Rate: $159.00

The room rate is available 3 days pre and 3 days post for guests in the room block. Group room rates as noted above are net, non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments.

Method of reservations: Reservations will be made directly by the attendee via the Internet using a Personalized Group Web Page. We will provide a Reservations Group Code in the near future. To confirm a sleeping room within our Room Block, the sleeping room must be reserved with a valid credit card. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. All credit cards used to prepay the room deposit will be charged immediately.

Check-In/Out Time: Currently, the Hotel's check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is at 12:00pm (subject to change without notice). All guests arriving before check-in time will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.

Early Departure Fee: If a guest who has requested a room within the Room Block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early checkout fee to that guests's individual account (currently $75.00). Guests wishing to avoid the early checkout fee should advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Hotel shuttle service: The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from John Wayne International Airport (SNA). Shuttle runs are done on the hour and the 1/2-hour between 5:00am and 11:00pm. Shuttle service is also available within a 3-mile radius based on availability.

Special concessions:
-Complimentary basic Wifi in guest rooms & meeting space
-$8.00 overnight/day-use self-parking


What is included in student conference registration?

  • Entrance to the conference
  • Continental breakfast and lunch
  • Access to conference mobile app
  • Please note there is a NO REFUND policy.
  • Max capacity of 500 students.

What is included in exhibitor conference registration?

  • One 5ft table and 2 chairs
  • Lunch
  • Access to conference mobile app
  • Please note that there is a NO REFUND policy.

What type of workshops will you be offering?

More workshops will be available as conference planning continues.

Workshops directed to medical students

  • Mock residency interviews
  • Mobilizing and Activism in Medical School
  • Choosing a Specialty
  • STEP strategies
  • Resident panel
  • Paying back medical school loans

Workshops directed to pre-medical students

  • MCAT strategies
  • Post Bacc Workshop: Is post-bacc for you?
  • MMI Workshop
  • Medical Student Panel
  • AMCAS Application and Statement of Purpose

Workshops for all attendees

  • Immigrant Health and Policy
  • Women in Medicine
  • LGBTQA Health Intersections
  • Mental Health Intersections
  • How to Recognize, interrupt, and respond to microaggressions
  • Surgical Knot Tying
  • Ultrasound
  • Developing a Career Plan

What are my parking options for networking night on Friday or the day of the conference on Saturday?

Friday, March 13th, Networking Event: Search for Medical Education Building, Building 836 or Parking Lot 83. Parking rates are $2.00 per hour and daily parking permits are $8 (and may change without advance notice). A dispenser machine is located near the parking lot entrance. It accepts Visa and MasterCard only. For alternate forms of payment, please visit one of the parking lot kiosks located around campus

Saturday, March 14th: Parking will be available at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County lot for $8.00 overnight/day-use self-parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at vp_conference@lmsa.net

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