Latino Physicians of California Symposium
September 22, 2015 No Comments Uncategorized LPOC Organization

Register for the symposium happening on October 29, 2016 at! Don’t forget that active LPOC members get into the LPOC Symposium at a reduced price. To become a member of LPOC register for the symposium under the “Become LPOC Member” or “Become LPOC Member with CME/CEU” ticket here.

Why You Should Attend

Join the outstanding healthcare leaders and legislators in California for an action filled day at the Latino Physicians of California (LPOC) Symposium, “Creating a Movement for Change.” The Latino Physicians of California is bringing together top leaders from across the state to discuss the healthcare and health disparity issues of significance to Latino physicians and the communities they serve. (Speakers list featured in Program below). The LPOC is the largest Latino physician group in California.

The Latino Physicians of California hosted focus groups, held special meetings and interviewed the leading Latino Physicians across the state to determine the key issues of concern for Latino physicians. As a result, in 2015 the LPOC conducted the first of its kind Latino Physicians Needs Assessment Survey (LPNAS). The LPNAS findings, and a specially developed Policy Brief will be released publicly to will be revealed and published statewide to inform the public of the concerns most troubling to Latino physicians in the state. Press events will be designed to inform, to engage garner support and lead others to join LPOC in efforts to create a Movement for Change.

Creating a Movement For Change” is a gathering of healthcare professionals, healthcare providers, health educators and community advocates who believe that the findings of the Latino Physicians of California survey results warrant action and support. Join us as we develop plans to address disparity, support efforts for change and advance actions that will have a statewide affect! Do not stand on the sidelines. You do not have to be a physician; you do not have to be a Latino to attend. We need your support to bring about change.

By the end of the symposium, learners will be able to:

1.     Advocate preventative health care for their Latino patients and improve knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle.

2.     Define what specific changes need to be made to decrease health disparities among California Latinos and the options to begin effecting necessary change, including:

  • Health Access Inequality: Patient to Physician Ratio
  • Medical School Acceptance Rates
  • Low Health Literacy/High Poor Health Status 

3.     Explain and discuss the correlation between how Health Literacy (understanding their background, culture and language) and certain health challenges (such as diabetes, end-stage renal disease, obesity and cancer) have led to poor health or patient outcomes.

4.     Discuss the low rate of Latinos entering medical school and describe how this affects the Latino populace

DO NOT WAIT REGISTER NOW – Registration is easy and registration is expected to be brisk. You do not want to miss this event. You will receive confirmation that we saved you a seat immediately if you register now. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are included in the registration and copies of the Latino Physicians of California Policy Brief and Latino Needs Assessment Survey will be included in the course materials. CME/CEU is offered too! (See CME/CEU below).

The LPOC will be hosting a one-day Symposium – Creating a Movement for Change in Glendale, California. The Venue will be held at the New York Life Building at 801 Brand Blvd, Glendale. The event is to be held on October 31, 2016 and is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. for registration, with the program beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

What You Will Learn

The event is designed to feature the formal release of the Latino Physicians Needs Assessment Survey conducted under Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparity, UC Davis School of Medicine. The health status and health disparity of Latinos in California will be presented as well as the current rate of Latinos admitted to, matriculating and graduating from California Schools of Medicine. Studies on mentoring strategies to support Latinos entering the health professions will be presented by experts in the field. Participants will be encouraged to help define strategies for change to address the disparity.

The audience will be health care professionals, representative from health plans, hospitals, health systems and community-based organizations. Physicians and health professionals of all ethnic groups and specialties will be invited to attend.



The University of California, Davis, Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM acceptable for other healthcare providers

Nurses:  For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report a maximum of 4.25 hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).

Problem/Issues/Challenges To Be Addressed By The Symposium

As the largest ethnic group in California, Latinos represent one of the lowest number of physicians practicing in the state. The high rates of uninsured, high rates of health disparity for Latinos, and in spite of Covered CA high numbers of Latinos remain uninsured, compounding this health disparity. The low number of Latinos accepted, matriculating and graduating from medical school cannot continue. LPOC wants to encourage not only Latino physicians but also those in the health industry to create a movement for change to address this disparity. The Symposium is designed to present the issues, inform those who can bring about change.

  • We know that even with the Covered California efforts, many Latino remain uninsured.
  • We know the high number of insured and uninsured Latinos and will bring for the first time to clarity the low number of Latino physicians in California to serve them.
  • The disparities we discovered are usually presented as individual, separate issues. The disparity in health is not usually presented in combination with the glaring disparity of low number of Latino physicians to serve Latinos. LPOC wants to present the totality of the disparity and gain support to address these issues in a cohesive, comprehensive manner.
  • Learners will receive not only presentations on the severity of the disparity, they will be armed with a Policy Brief that can be shared with their constituents to inform and garner support for addressing the issues raised. Legislators will share policy initiatives in process and those that can be created to bring about change. Attendees should be able to advocate for change with the information they learn.
  • All participants will receive an electronic copy of the Latino Physicians Needs Assessment Survey, the Policy Brief and other statistical and analytical information provided by the speakers.

Click here to view the symposium agenda.

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