Learning Communities Institute 15th Annual Conference

September 28, 2018 (Pre-course)
September 29-30, 2018 (Main course)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place (Madison Ave at 100th Street)
New York, NY 10029

Main Course Description

This two-day conference (with a half-day pre-course) is presented by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Learning Communities Institute to enhance learning and collaboration among leaders, faculty, staff and students involved in medical school learning communities. The conference will provide workshops and skills sessions in small groups, concurrent presentations on innovations, scholarship, and tools-of-the-trade, and two plenary addresses. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity for shared dialog and reflection in small learning groups.

Pre-Course Description

This half day session is designed for faculty and administrative staff (and students welcome if their schedule allows). The theme for the pre-course is “Creating Community, Broadening Learning."

Using Boyer’s framework for community, the pre-course will include four workshops:

  • Community as Caring: Program activities that enhance wellness and resilience
  • Community as Disciplined and Purposeful: Growing our programs to promote community or broaden our community
  • Community as Open and Just: Making our community more inclusive and welcoming
  • Community as Celebrative: Creating Inviting Social Events and Ceremonies to promote Learning and build Community

Participants can attend two of four workshops, and we urge schools to send teams to cover all four.


The LCI 15th Annual Conference has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Meeting Overview

Thursday September 27
5:00-7:00 pm Leadership Council Meeting (Council members only)
Friday September 28
8:00 am-1:00 pm Research Network Meeting (Research Network members only)
1:00-2:30 pm Research Network optional project group meetings (Research Network members only)
1:00-5:00pm Pre-course
Welcome Dinner (optional)

$60, all attendees welcome, limit 75 people
Carmine’s Restaurant 
2450 Broadway at 91st Street
New Work, NY 10024

Saturday September 29
7:15-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:15 am Welcome
8:15-9:15 am

Plenary: “Keeping Our Medical Students Healthy:
Their Voices and Ours”

Michael Myers, MD, DFLAPA
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
SUNY-Downstate Medical Center

9:30-10:30 am Hot Topics
11:00 am-12:30 pm Workshops and Oral Presentations Session #1
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch
12:45-1:15 pm Student Council Interest Meeting
2:00-3:30 pm Workshops and Oral Presentations Session #2
4:00-5:30 pm Poster Session
5:30-7:00 pm Student Track 
(followed by student social, additional interest info, etc.)
Sunday September 30
7:15-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:10 am Welcome and schedule of the day
8:10-9:15 am

Plenary:  “The Intersection of Racism, Equity and Wellness”
David Muller, MD, FACP
Dean for Medical Education
Department of Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

9:30-11:00 am Workshops and Oral Presentations Session #3
11:15 am Pick Up Lunch
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Featured oral presentations
LCI updates
Awards ceremony

1:30 pm Conference Concludes

Hotel Information

Two nearby hotels are available for conference attendees:

Hotel Wales

1295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Courtyard Marriott in Upper East Side

410 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
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Registration Information


On or Before July 31: $125
After July 31: $150


On or Before July 31: $175
After July 31: $225

Main Conference

On or Before July 31: $375
After July 31: $475


On or Before July 31: $400
After July 31: $500


On or Before July 31: $100
After July 31: $115