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GA-PCOM to Host Regional Latino Conference

November 21, 2016

"Unidos por un future; together we all rise,” is the unifying theme of this year’s Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southeast Regional Conference.

This year, the Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) chapter of the LMSA has been chosen to host the 2017 regional conference, which will take place on campus February 3-5, 2017.

Ismael Cotto and Ivette Moreno are coordinating this year's Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southeast Regional Conference, scheduled for February 3-5, 2017, on the Georgia Campus — Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 


lmsa-student-logoThe LMSA, established to represent, support, educate and unify Latino(a) medical students in the US, is a non-profit organization with student chapters across the country. The chapters reside in five regions: the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West Region. GA-PCOM’s LMSA chapter was founded last year with the help of faculty advisor Valerie Cadet, PhD. Two of the founding student members, biomedical science students Ivette Moreno and Ismael Cotto, are Conference co-chairs charged with planning and coordinating conference events.

The three-day conference will provide workshops, panel discussions, and learning and networking opportunities for high school, undergraduate and professional Latino(a) students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. The event will feature keynote speaker Kenneth L. Dominguez, MD, MPH (USPHS). Captain Dominguez is a Medical Epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

Over the course of the weekend, attendees will be able to tour the College’s campus, learn a variety of clinical skills from GA-PCOM physicians and faculty, and participate in activities with patient simulator technology. The conference will also host a research poster session on campus and an evening gala at the 1818 Club in Duluth.

Those interested in attending the 2017 LMSA Southeast Region Conference may register online.

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Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. For more information, visit or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit

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