The Healing Power of Our Roots / El poder sanador de nuestras raíces

The MOLA – NAMS 2024 Annual Conference is an academic event that gathers Hispanic/Latino/a/e/x (hereafter LHS+) identifying and affirming health experts and medical Spanish educators and leaders. The conference provides education centered on LHS+ health topics for physicians, health professionals, researchers, educators, and students.

The 2024 MOLA NAMS Annual Conference theme is: The Healing Power of Our Roots / El poder sanador de nuestras raíces.

This event represents the continuation of the MOLA Latino Health Symposium and the NAMS Medical Spanish Summit. For the first time ever, this joint conference will be held over two full days, allowing for expanded content and networking opportunities.

The conference will kick off on Friday, October 25th, 2024, at 9 am CT with concurrent sessions followed by an evening of academic poster presentations and a networking reception.


  • Health Disparities: Identify health disparities prevalent in the LHS+ and Spanish-speaking communities, focusing on access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes
  • Communicative and Cultural Competence: Describe the impact of language concordant care, clinician language proficiency development and assessment, and cultural competency and humility in healthcare
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Propose strategies in healthcare and education that embrace and uplift values of multilingualism and cultural diversity as critical assets that enhance health and educational equity for historically marginalized groups and for all
  • Collaboration and Networking: Identify opportunities for healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, and community leaders to collaborate, share best practices, and build networks aimed at advancing the health and well-being of the LHS+ population

On Saturday, October 26th, 2024, from 9 am – 5 pm CT, we will feature plenary presentations and themed tracks on areas impacting LHS+ health, including Immigration, Sexual and Gender Minorities, Cancer & Chronic Diseases, and Education. Medical Spanish and LHS+ content will be integrated throughout all conference themes, and the event will be bilingual. The conference program, speakers, and other important information will be periodically updated on our website. MOLA’s website: NAMS’ website:

¡Nos vemos pronto! See you at MOLA’s and NAMS’ biggest event of the year!