Learning Communities Institute 16th Annual Conference

October 11-13, 2019
University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)

Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 10.01.14 PM.jpgWe’re going to Kansas City! 
Kansas City here we come! 



The University of Kansas School of Medicine is ecstatic to host the 16th annual Learning Communities Institute Meeting on October 11-13, 2019. The KUMC campus will foster the LCI mission of building connections in medical education. The LCI Planning Committee is already working on engaging programming to fill your needs.

Registration is Closed. 

CME Registration

Continuing medical education credit will be offered to attendees of the Learning Communities Institute Conference through the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Office of  Continuing Education. After the conference agenda is finalized, the amount of credit awarded will be determined and credit statement posted on the conference website.  The Learning Communities Institute assumes the CME contract cost but each individual with be charged a $25.00 processing fee separate from the conference registration fee. If you would like to sign up for continuing medical education credit please visit:  https://www.eeds.com/live/560866

Keynote Speaker

Dave Portrait.jpegDavid M. Irby, PhD, to be keynote speaker at the 2019 Learning Communities Institute (LCI) conference at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City
We are excited to have Dr. Irby, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at University of California San Francisco, presenting his talk “Improving Learning Environments (and Learning Communities): What do we know and how can we do it?” at this year’s conference.  He will report on the results of a 2018 national consensus conference that he chaired, convened by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and will share a new framework for understanding Learning Environments and how to design spaces where all learn and thrive.  This presentation is a must see for all medical educators and the LCI is exceedingly privileged to offer this opportunity to all of our members and friends who attend this year's LCI Annual Meeting in Kansas City, October 11-13, 2019.


  • Complete meeting schedule will be posted soon.
  • The pre-course is October 11, from 12-5pm. There is a separate registration fee for the pre-course and space is limited. 
  • Main meeting begins October 12 and runs through mid-day October 13.
  • There will be an optional dinner for attendees, the evening of October 11. A ticket to the dinner can be purchased using the conference registration link listed above. 
  • CME credit will be available and can be applied for during registration process. 

Hotel Information

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

770 West 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Price: $145.00 per night
The group rate block is full but rooms are still available. See the Marriott or SpringHill Suites for block rated rooms. 
Shuttle service to/from KU Med Campus during main course

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

4445 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64111
Price: $189.00 per night
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Shuttle service to/from KU Med Campus during main course. Must book by Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to secure group rate.

Residence Inn Kansas City Country Club Plaza

4601 Broadway St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Price: $165.00 per night
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Shuttle service to/from KU Med Campus during main course


4500 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
Price: $165.00 per night
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This hotel does not include the shuttle service to/from KU Med Campus during the main course. However, the other hotels are very close. You can walk to one of those sites and catch the shuttle.


Learn more about Kansas University School of Medicine in their Member Spotlight!

Fun things to do in Kansas City

  • American Jazz Museum

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

  • College Basketball Experience

  • Union Station

  • National WWI Museum and Memorial

  • Boulevard Brewery (as well as our city’s numerous microbreweries)