6th Latino Health Symposium

The Latino Health Symposium is MOLA’s all-membership educational event. The event will gather experts in healthcare, education, and advocacy and provide educational opportunities for physicians, health professionals, students, and all individuals who work toward improving Hispanic/Latinx health. In addition, an academic poster session will be a unique opportunity for participants to demonstrate their innovative scholarly achievements. Finally, there will be networking opportunities including an event for International Health Graduates, a mentorship event which will mark an annual face-to-face encounter between MOLA mentors and mentees, and a way for new attendees to get to know MOLA and develop opportunities for collaboration.

The main objectives for participants promise an impact in Latinx health with regards to Education, Research, Innovation, and Collaboration and would be summarized as follows.

At the conclusion of the program, attendees will be able to:

●  Understand key issues in Hispanic/Latino/a/x health and health disparities on a local, regional, or national level, while highlighting how technological advancements impact health and health disparities.

●  Identify evidence-based strategies and innovative technological advancements to address gaps and barriers in Hispanic/Latino/a/x health, particularly addressing new methods of disease prevention, diagnosis, translational medicine and treatment options for Hispanic/Latino/a/x patients.

●  Describe innovative strategies that leverage technological resources, such as social media and online platforms, to optimize academic research, community practice and educational development.

●  Discuss new technology and strategies in health policy or education that increase equity and representation of Latinos/as/x in medical careers and are unique to the skills and experiences of Latino/a/x professionals.


The target audience will include students, residents, attending physicians, healthcare professionals and individuals that work towards bridging health disparities in the Latinx community. The Symposium program will provide educational opportunities addressing issues affecting Hispanic/Latinx health and health disparities.


Date and time
Fri, Oct 7, 2022, 5:30 PM – Sat, Oct 8, 2022, 4:00 PM CDT

Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North Saint Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625