Upcoming Events!



MOLA-NAMS Annual Conference 2024. 



Event Overview: The VIII MOLA – V NAMS 2024 Annual Conference is a scholarly gathering designed for Hispanic/Latino/a/e/x (LHS+) identifying and supporting health professionals, medical Spanish educators, and leaders. This event offers educational opportunities focused on LHS+ health issues tailored for physicians, health professionals, researchers, educators, and students.

Conference Theme: "The Healing Power of Our Roots / El poder sanador de nuestras raíces."

Historical Context and Expansion: This event marks the continuation of the MOLA Latino Health Symposium and the NAMS Medical Spanish Summit. For the first time, this combined conference will span two full days, providing more extensive content and enhanced networking opportunities.

Schedule and Format:

  • Friday, October 25th, 2024: concurrent sessions, followed by academic poster presentations and a networking reception in the evening.
  • Saturday, October 26th, 2024: plenary presentations and thematic tracks focused on Immigration, Sexual and Gender Minorities, Cancer & Chronic Diseases, and Education.

Language: The event will be conducted bilingually to accommodate a diverse audience.

Abstract submission: We are excited to announce that this year, we will be accepting abstracts (in English or Spanish) for poster and oral presentations, as well as for track sessions during Friday and Saturday’s concurrent breakout sessions. 

Application Deadline: closed.



Past Events

The Fourth Medical Spanish Summit (4MSS). October 13th and 14th, 2023.

See the: 4MSS Program


The Third Medical Spanish Summit (3MSS). November 4th and 5th, 2022.


See the 3MSS programme


The Second Medical Spanish Summit (2MSS). October 19th, 2020

See the 2MSS programme and this beautiful visual representation by Dr. Pilar Ortega, MD.


The First Medical Spanish Town Hall. April 4th, 2020.

With 84 registrants from 70 different institutions throughout the U.S. and 1 institution from Spain, and several wonderful outcomes:
- Phenomenal individual and institutional Engagement in the Medical Spanish Taskforce.
Identification of New Subgroups that will be formed to advance the next steps needed in Medical Spanish education.
- Increased collaboration in providing support and Spanish/bilingual materials and resources during the COVID19 pandemic.


The First Medical Spanish Summit (1MSS): March 22nd, 2018

This event marked the inaugural event for the Medical Spanish Taskforce. The event was sponsored by the Josiah H. Macy JR. Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation, Baylor University, University of Illinois Health Sciences, The Research Institute for US Spanish, and the Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. To learn more, read this article!