National Leadership Institute & BOD Meeting
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This quarterly NLI is hosted by Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Important: To register, you must sign-in in to SNMA's on-line community, in one of the designated profile categories. If you have never registered for an SNMA event or membership before, where it asks you to sign-in, click on the line that says "Have not registered before" and choose an on-line profile category that matches your status. SNMA members should sign-in, usual, using their email address and password.

1/26/2018 to 1/28/2018
When: Friday, 1/26/2018
Sunday, 1/28/2018
Where: LSU School of Medicine
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70112
United States
Contact: (202) 882-2881, Ext. 103

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“Developing Our Leaders While Building the Future of the SNMA”


January 26-28, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

Hosted by Louisiana State University School of Medicine (LSU)


This is the winter meeting of the 2017-2018 SNMA administration.  This meeting is intended for current SNMA members.  A modest administration fee of $5 is charged to SNMA members, while non-members may register for the weekend’s events for $75.  Of course, we encourage regular SNMA membership, so if you choose now to become a member, register on-line for your membership first (it must be approved), then register for the NLI the next day.

Meeting Locations

Friday Evening - Reception:  New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70127

Saturday & Sunday - LSU School of Medicine, 1901 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA  70112




Friday Evening: Welcome Reception at New Orleans East Hospital.



  • Morning:  Breakfast OYO; Registration, Welcome and Intro. at LSU

  • Noon:  Working lunch w/guest speaker, hosted by LSU; RF poster board judging

  • Afternoon (to 6:00 PM):  Board of Directors meeting; breakout sessions for med. students and pre-med students

  • Evening: Dinner, followed by social outings, TBD


  • Morning:  Breakfast at LSU; resume BOD meeting; wrap-up session for pre-meds (if needed)

  • Afternoon:  Board of Directors meeting continues, adjourning around 2:00 PM.  Departures from New Orleans are best arranged for 4:00 PM and later in the evening, from Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).

A detailed schedule will be posted.


To register, click on the link below.  The deadline for the registering is:  Monday, Friday, January 19, 2018.







Guest rooms for NLI/BOD participants have been arranged at the following hotel in New Orleans, near LSU, January 26, 2018 – January 28, 2018.


Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome

330 Loyola Avenue            

New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone Hotel Direct and Reservations:  (800) 535-7830 or (504) 581-1600

Group Name:    SNMA National Leadership Institute

Group Code:     WNL

Check-in:           26 JAN 2018; Check-out:  28 JAN 2018

The website URL for reservations and for general information about the hotel is hereThe host hotel is within walking distance of the LSU medical school. 

All individuals are responsible for their own lodging and for making their own reservations. SNMA does not cover travel and lodging costs.  For reservations at the hotel, please call the Hilton’s toll-free number, 1-800-535-7830 and refer to the code, noted above.

The hotel’s special group rate for single/double accommodations is $139.00, plus local tax of 15 .75% per night + $1 occupancy charge per room, per night. All guest reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  Sharing is encouraged.  When calling, identify yourself as part of the SNMA "WNL" Room Block.  The cut-off date for making reservations at the group rate is Monday, January 15, 2018. 

You may still be able to get a room after the cut-off date, but there is no guarantee that the same rate will be offered, so if your travel plans are uncertain, it is better to reserve now. 

This hotel agreement requires a 2-night minimum stay.  There is a 72-hour cancellation policy.  Please also be advised that the form of payment provided at booking will be authorized in advance to guarantee the reserved room.

Check-in time is 4:00 PM.  Check-out is at 11:00 AM.  On Sunday, you will need to bring your baggage to the meeting location or ask the hotel Bell Desk to store it for you until you return for your departure.

Self-service parking is available to hotel guests for a daily rate of $30, inclusive of tax per vehicle. 


Travel by air to Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is recommended. Other travel and logistical advisories will be sent and posted a bit later, along with the completed schedule.

Weekend Program Notes

  • Some meals will be furnished at he meeting, details to appear on the final schedule. :

  • Business dress is expected at NLI and BOD meetings.

  • Wireless Internet is available at LSU.

See you there!