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National Leadership Institute & BOD Meeting--Winter 2019
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This quarterly NLI is hosted by Vanderbilt U. School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College. To register, you must sign-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, as usual, using their email address and password.

1/18/2019 to 1/20/2019
When: January 18-20, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College
1161 21st Avenue South
(see scheduling)
Nashville, Tennessee  37232
United States
Contact: (202) 882-2881, Ext. 103

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SNMA 2018-2019


January 18-20, 2019

Hosted by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and

Meharry Medical College


To register, click on the link below. To obtain the member fee, you must sign-in.  On the registration form, click on the tab that says "Attendee Selections:  NLI-Member/Non-Member."  If you are not already an SNMA member and wish to join, complete a membership registration first. This must be approved, so allow one business day before registering for the NLI.  Then, return to the online NLI registration form and complete it.


The deadline for registering to attend this program is firm: 

Friday,January 11, 2019




We expect weekend activities to be held at these locations:


     - VUSM: 1161 21st Ave Nashville, TN 37232

     - MMC: 1005 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208

     - MVA: 1903 Meharry Drive, Nashville, TN 37208 (Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance)



Friday Evening

    - Welcome Reception

    - Regional Directors’ and Committee Meetings

Saturday - NLI Programming


- Registration and Breakfast

- Welcomes

- Workshops

Noon:  Lunch w/guest speaker

Afternoon (to 7:00 PM): 

     - Board of Directors meeting

- Concurrent workshops and breakout sessions for medical students and premed students

     - Research Forum


-  Dinner, followed by SNMA business meetings and/or social outings, TBA

Sunday - Board of Director's Meeting

Morning & Afternoon (to 2:00 PM):

 - Breakfast

 - Board of Directors meeting continues, adjourning around 2:00 PM

Note to those attending the BOD meeting:  Departures from Nashville are best arranged for 4:00 PM and later in the evening.

A detailed schedule will be circulated and posted prior to the meeting.





$  5.00 -  Medical and Pre-med Students (SNMA dues-paid members) 


$75.00 -  Medical Students and other advanced professional degrees 

$55.00 -  Premedical and other undergraduate students (non-member)




By Air

Bloomburg Airport (BNA) in Nashville is the destination airport.  United, American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines all offer passage to BNA, some flights of which are non-stop.  Check fares and schedules early, as Nashville is a popular tourist destination and travel choices can shrink, as the meeting dates grow closer.   


Local Transportation

You will find various suggestions for local travel to the Vanderbilt U. area on Vanderbilt's website.  Look for local airport shuttle, taxi, and driving recommendations hereAnd also look here, on the hotel's website.




Guest rooms at a discounted group rate has been arranged for NLI/BOD participants visiting Nashville at a hotel that is within a short distance from where most NLI activities will be conducted. Hotel guest room reservations are available on a first come, first service basis at the following property:


Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt

2613 West End Avenue

Nashville, Tennessee 37203

1-615-327-4707 (for reservations)


NLI attendees are responsible making their own reservations and paying for their own lodging. SNMA does not cover travel costs for any attendees. The hotel offers wireless Internet, a business center, an area shuttle, health/fitness center, and a pool.  There is on-site dining.


The reservation link is below and is active now.  The special room rate offered by the Holiday Inn for our group for this engagement is $169.00 single/double, plus tax, per room per night.  If calling, please reference block code SNM.


Reserve a room here.


The discounted rate is available through Friday, December 28, 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. 


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



The hotel does not offer free parking.  Overnight self-parking is $22 per night; valet parking is $25 per night.

Shuttle services to other nearby locations, if appropriate, will be announced.



·     Some meals will be furnished at the meeting, details will appear on the final schedule.

·     Business dress is expected at NLI and BOD meetings.

·     Wi-fi may be available at the meeting (TBD).


Additional information will be furnished periodically, so watch for updates on the SNMA website and in you In-box.  .... looking to see you there!

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