Virtual Conference:  October 15-16, 2021

On behalf of the Learning Communities Institute (LCI), we are excited to extend this invitation to attend the LCI’s 18th Annual Conference! Our meeting will be virtual. All sessions will occur over two half days on October 15-16, 2021. Designed for faculty, students and administrative staff, the conference will feature a plenary address, workshops, oral presentations, and a poster session, all virtually. This year’s theme is “Creating a culture of belonging and inclusive excellence.” 

Registrants will receive the full conference agenda once it has been finalized. As the conference approaches, registrants will receive further instructions on how to connect to and navigate around the conference platform, Canvas. 


Registration is now open and closes on September 20, 2021 at 11:59pm.  In order to receive discounted membership pricing, institutional memberships need to have renewed and up-to-date. Registration link here.

Detailed Conference Agenda Here.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the conference will be available. Additional information about the number of credits available and registration will be sent in the next month. The registration cost for CME will be $25.00. If you would like to receive more information about registering for CME, indicate “yes”, on the registration form. We do ask for your home address at registration so that we can send you postal mail conference materials. We assume a home address is best.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in October!

Yours in Building Connections in Medical Education,

The Learning Communities Institute


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LaShyra “Lash” Nolen
LaShyra Nolen is a thrid-year student at Harvard Medical School where she is serving as student council president of her class, the first documented black woman to hold this leadership position. She is a published author and fervent advocate for social justice whose commentary has been published in the Boston Globe, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, and HuffPost, among others. Lash is also a Foster Scholar in Health Policy, Advocacy, and Media at the MGH Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation and a co-host for the Clinical Problem Solvers Anti-Racism in Medicine podcast. Most recently she founded “We Got Us”, a grassroots community empowerment project with the goal of bringing vaccine education and access to Black communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has earned her the honor of being named the 2020 National Minority Quality Forum’s youngest “40 under 40 Leader in Minority Health”, a “2020 Young Futurist” by The Root Magazine, a 2021 Boston Celtics “Hero Among Us”, and the 2021 recipient of the American Medical Student Association’s Racial Justice in Medicine Award.