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Region VIII Leadership Institute (RLI) September 22, 2018
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The 2018 Region VIII RLI is hosted by Christiana Care Health System. Important: To register, click on the registration button where it appears beneath the event title. Anyone can register and you should not have to log-in to the on-line community. National SNMA members may sign-in, as usual, using their email address and password. If you need assistance, call our Membership coordinator at (202) 882-2881, ext. 102.

When: September 22, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: The John A. Hammon Medical Education Building - Christiana Care Hospital
4755 Ogletown Stanton Road
Newark, Delaware  19718
United States

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September 22, 2018

Hosted by Christiana Care Health System


The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Region VIII 2018 Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) is being conducted during the fall National Leadership Institute (NLI).  Both events will be held at Christiana Healthcare System, in Newark, DE. 

The RLI was established within SNMA to enhance the leadership skills of the current chapter and SNMA officers within the region, although attendance is open to all students. This year’s RLI workshops are designed to focus on effective leadership development and preservation, for future leadership, along with exercising team-building and communication skills. This RLI will conclude with a Region VIII Meeting, where we will discuss the pertinent officer expectations, and National and Regional programming updates.



All program activities will be held at:

Christiana Care Hospital

The John Ammon Medical Education Building

4755 Ogletown Stanton Road

Newark Delaware 19718


SCHEDULE - Saturday, September 22nd

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM  Registration/Check-in

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM   Lunch w/guest speaker

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM     Team Building Activity

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM     Leadership Session: Communication ... and Leadership Success

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM     Building Your Leadership Portfolio

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM     Regional Business Meeting

5:30 PM -                  Conclusion/Adjourn

Note: Departures from Newark are best arranged for Saturday evening.

A detailed schedule will be circulated prior to the meeting.


PROGRAM FEES - The RLI program is free to all those registering.


The deadline for registering to attend this program is firm: 

Friday, September 14, 2018


Additional meeting information is below.




For those traveling some distance, a limited number of guest rooms for SNMA meeting attendees has been arranged at a local hotel in Newark.  RLI attendees are responsible making their own reservations and paying for their own lodging. SNMA does not cover travel costs for any attendees.  The hotel is taking reservations on a first come, first service basis for September 21 and 22, 2018.


Hilton Wilmington/Christiana

100 Continental Drive

Newark, DE 19713-4301



The reservation link is below and is active now.  The special room rate offered by the Hilton for our group for this engagement is $129.00 single/double, plus 8% occupancy tax, per room per night. Or, you can make reservations by phone, by calling 1-302-454-1500 and pressing option #1.  When registering, refer to Group Code: SNMA.


Reserve a room here

or cut and paste this URL into your browser:


The discounted rate is available through September 7, 2018 (the cut-off date), after which space is held on a first come, first serve basis.  Fifteen rooms have been requested.  SNMA may not be able to add additional rooms to the block after the deadline date, so reserve early.  Sharing is encouraged.  There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. 


Check-in time at the hotel is 3:00 PM.  Check-out is at 12:00 PM.  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.



At the hotel:  Parking at the hotel is free.  You will be notified in follow-up  communications about local shuttle service from the hotel. 


At the meeting site:  At the hospital campus, follow the signs to park in Lot C1 – directly across from the Ammon Building.  Enter the side door.  (If you get to the Heart and Vascular Building, you have  passed the meeting location.)





Consider various modes of travel …


By Air

For those flying in to meeting location, the nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).  Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) is a possibility for some, but it is farther away.  Wilmington, DE, with New Castle Airport (ILG) is closer still, but may offer fewer arrival and departure options, so we don’t recommend it.  At either of the other destinations, one must arrange for a shuttle ride from the airport to the hotel and/or the meeting location in Newark, DE. Use Delaware Express Shuttle Service for local travel to and from the airport. You will find a link to Delaware Express shuttle service below.

By Train

Newark's Rail Station on South College Avenue at Mopar Drive is served by both SEPTA and AMTRAK. Newark is the last stop on SEPTA's Newark line, located at #10 Mopar Drive in Newark.  The fare from Central Philadelphia by train is $6.25 one way. Regular AMTRAK service is available from nearby Wilmington station.


By Bus

For Eastern Seaboard people, the bus could be a desirable travel option.  For express bus service between New York City, Baltimore and Philadelphia, Richmond, Hampton, VA, and Washington DC, and Newark, consider Megabus.  Megabus coach seating offers Wi-fi, restrooms, power outlets, and relaxed riding for study.  


By Automobile

Newark, DE is accessed along the I-95 north/south corridor.  The distance from the north, Philadelphia, is about 34 miles and takes about 45 minutes to drive.  From the south, from Baltimore, the drive is about 62.5 miles and takes about 1.5 hours; from Washington, DC, the distance is about 96 miles and takes about a 2.5 hrs. to drive. Use your GPS, Google Search, MapQuest or other navigational tool for precise directions.


Local Public transportation

Newark is well-served by public transit. DART First State buses, routes #6, 16, 33, 34, and 65, providing service to Wilmington, the nearby Christiana Mall, and Elkton, Maryland. Most routes travel through the University of Delaware campus.


Here are some resources to assist you:


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

also see updated SEPTA information here.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)



SEPTA Regional Rail

Delaware Express Shuttle Service

We provide airport shuttle services to the Philadelphia Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport, Dulles Airport, Washington Airport, and Baltimore Washington International Airport. Look for our group pricing.

(302) 454-7800



(877) 462-6342

DART First State Bus Routes and Schedules



Meeting Program Notes

·     Lunch will be available at the meeting.  Other meals are on-your-own.

·     Business dress is expected at RLI sessions.


We hope to see you there!

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