• SSTRIDE Alumni Conference

 Six CME Credits Approved Event by the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola (MECOP)

In honor of SSTRIDE's 30th anniversary, we are sponsoring a leadership conference hosted by our alums who have transformed healthcare through medicine and other professions. With various workshops and panels focused on expanding healthcare through an interdisciplinary approach, the SSTRIDE Leadership Conference will be bringing together alums who will present topics on cardiovascular risks, leadership and professionalism in medicine, death and dying: a clinical perspective on the finality of life, obesity, and lifestyle medicine, motivational interviewing, becoming financially independent as a healthcare professional, mentoring gaps, addressing healthcare provider burnout: interventions to promote wellness, CME professional development, and much more.


The agenda will bring two dynamic keynote sessions, multiple health and medical sessions, engaging panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an interactive research fair where attendees can host a poster session on any topic within their field. The conference will culminate with a banquet dinner with a special keynote address featuring Thesla Anderson, SSTRIDE’s Founder, an alumni spotlight segment acknowledging the accomplishments of each of our alumni in the medical, public health, STEM, and other related fields.

Who should attend?

SSTRIDE Alumni Physicians, Residents, Medical, Premedical, Prehealth, and Pre-PA students, and Other Healthcare and STEM Professionals.

CME Credits Available!

CME Approved Event by the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola (MECOP)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola (MECOP) and Florida State University College of Medicine. MECOP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Educational Council of Pensacola designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity.

For more information about registration, sponsorship, and inquiries
Contact Jodi Truel at jodi.truel@med.fsu.edu

December 1-3, 2023

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

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*Schedule is subject to change
Thursday Nov. 30th Hotel Check-In
6:00pm – 8:00pm Conference Registration
8:00pm – 10:00pm Networking Mixer
Friday Dec. 1st
7:00am – 8:40am
Welcome Breakfast and Keynote Speaker
8:40am – 5:00pm Conference Sessions
8:00pm – 10:00pm Pre-Med, Pre-PA, Health Professional & Physician/PA Mentoring Mixer
Saturday Dec. 2nd
7:00am – 8:40am
Breakfast and Keynote Speaker
8:40am – 5:00pm Conference Sessions
7:00pm – 11:30pm Banquet Dinner Program, Keynote Address, Alumni Spotlight Segment, & Dancing
Sunday Dec. 3rd
7:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast and Keynote Speaker
8:30am – 11:00am Graduate & Undergrad Research Fair Symposium
11:00am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks


Download the detailed schedule



Apr. 1 - Aug. 31
Sept. 1 - Nov. 1
Pre-PA/PA/STEM/Pre-Med/Pre-Health Student/Medical Students $350 $400
SSTRIDE Alumni Member
(Physician, Ph.D., Professional, Patron)
$500 $550
(Physician, Ph.D., Professional, Patron)
$550 $600

All Registration Pricing Includes:

  • Full Program of Events
  • CME or CEU Credits, as Applicable
  • Meals - 3 Full Buffet Breakfasts and 1 Banquet Style Dinner, Coffee/Soda Breaks, & Daily Snacks.
    Hotel accomodations and lodging information can be found at the Conference Website link below (share a room to cut cost)
Any profits from the conference will go towards future scholarships for pipeline students that are accepted to FSU, FAMU, and undergraduate students admitted to FSU College of Medicine and plan to enroll at either of these institutions.


Dr Alma Littles

Dr. Alma Littles
Interim Dean

Dr. Anthony Speights

Dr. Anthony Speights
Senior Associate Dean

Thesla Anderson

Thesla Anderson
SSTRIDE Founder & Exec Director

Dr. Andria Klioze

Dr. Andria Klioze
Internal and Obesity Medicine Physician

Dr. Elizabeth Foster

Dr. Elizabeth Foster
Associate Dean

Dr. Erica Miller

Dr. Erica Miller
Teaching Faculty

Steven Sims

Steven Sims
Associate Researcher/Clinical Research Coordinator

Dr. Angela Guzman

Dr. Angela Guzman
Associate Program Director, OBGYN

Dr. Amy Neal

Dr. Amy Neal
Associate Director, Family Medicine

Dr. Dejuan White

Dr. Dejuan White
Associate Program Director & Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Bernard Ashby

Dr. Bernard Ashby
Medical Director & Professor, Cardiology

Dr. Rashad Sullivan

Dr. Rashad Sullivan
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jimmy Moss

Dr. Jimmy Moss
Internal Med, Anesthesiology, & Critical Care Physician

Dr. Kandis Adkins

Dr. Kandis Adkins
Assistant Professor, Intensive Care Anesthesiology

Dr. Leroy Floyd

Dr. L. Cordero Floyd III
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Hospitalist Services

Dr. Chemika Burkhalter

Dr. Chemika Burkhalter
Executive Director

Dr. Adam Baptiste

Dr. Adam Baptiste
Physician Researcher

Alpha Journal

Alpha Journal
Physician Assistant

Cierra Mathis

Cierra Mathis
Dietitian and CDCES, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dr. Joshua Golden

Dr. Joshua Golden
Cosmetic and Family Dentist, Owner of West Sunrise Dentistry

Dr. Inaki Bent

Dr. Inaki Bent
Primary Care/Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Brittany Foulkes Crenshaw

Dr. Brittany Foulkes Crenshaw
Internal Medicine

Dr. Kalonji Yohance Cole

Dr. Kalonji Yohance Cole
Internal Medicine Resident Physician

Dr. Kalonji Yohance Cole

Dr. Haria Henry
Family Medicine Resident Physician

Allison Justice

Allison Justice
Assistant Professor, Principal Faculty School of Physician Assistant Practice

Sean Wimberley

Sean Wimberley
PharmdD, M4

Achalanka Dalawella

Achalanka Dalawella
Healthcare Administrator

December 1-3, 2023

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

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The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, located at 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Group Rate

Group rate is first come, first serve based upon availability - The last day for attendees to book is Monday November 6, 2023
Group Rate Hotel Room Options:

  • $199 per night discount group rate for 1 king or 2 queen rooms
  • $239 per night discounted group rate for 2 queen SeaWorld or pool view rooms
  • $239 per night discounted group rate for 1 king or 2 queen balcony room
  • $299 per night discounted group rate for Junior Suite (Large corner room, 1 king, 1 sofabed, desk, kitchenette, and larger table)

Room Rates shown do not include 12.50% Room Tax, a 50% off Self Parking Fee or a $25.00 Discounted Daily Resort Fee. Total Room Charges will include applicable room tax, but will not include any Parking Fees or Resort Fees (subject to change).

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is pleased to provide a Discounted Resort Fee at the rate of $25 plus tax per day to include (subject to change)

Enhanced Wireless In-room Internet

Transportation to Disney World, Universal Studios and the Orlando Premium Outlets (Vineland Ave. Location) - Reservations need to be made the day prior at the Navigator desk before 9pm

Welcome Resort Beverage (Two coupons per room, per stay to include beer and wine)

No additional charge for children under 18 in room

December 1-3, 2023

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

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We love our sponsors! And, we want YOU to be able to pick the benefits and entitlements that best fit your marketing goals and budget. Sponsorship levels are available for you to partner as you come alongside SSTRIDE to help us host our #SSTRIDEALUMNI2023 conference.

The number of benefits that you can choose is based on your sponsorship level. The higher your level of sponsorship, the more entitlements you can choose. There are a number of stand-alone opportunities as well — check them out in the sponsorship packet below and build the perfect sponsorship package for you or your company. Choose a single sponsorship or mix and match multiple items.  Don’t see something you are interested in? Let us know and we will work with you to create the perfect opportunity just for YOU!

Download Sponsorship packet

Sponsor us Today!

Directions: In the list of Featured Funds, select the very last donation option titled Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence (F00167). Make your tax-deductible secure payment online, then send the completed Sponsor Form to Thesla Anderson at thesla.anderson@med.fsu.edu.


to our Committee Chairs and Members!

Presenters, Credits, & Panel Discussions (CME)

  • Dr. Kendall Campbell - Co-chair
  • Dr. Angela Guzman - Co-Chair
  • Dr. L. Cordero Floyd III
  • Dr. Elizabeth Foster
  • Dr. Amy Neal
  • Dr. Bernard Ashby
  • Dr. Inaki Bent
  • Dr. Kandis Adkins
  • Dr. Olenka Caffo
  • Dr. Brittany Crenshaw
  • Dr. Shonte Fraser-Damas
  • Dr. Kelsey Hundley
  • Dr. Latasha Lee
  • Dr. Erica Miller
  • Nichole Nilsen
  • Jessica Injiac

Fundraising & Sponsorship

  • Thesla Anderson - Co-chair
  • Steven Sims - Co-chair
  • Johnathan Brown
  • Dashka Alceus
  • Hannah Betts
  • Leah Bishop
  • Kaitlyn Chang
  • Dr. Brittany Crenshaw
  • Carolyn Dang
  • Cinta Sheffield
  • Robinson Trevil
  • Clive Wood
  • Clinton Cunningham
  • Dr. Desiree Strickland

Marketing & Social Media

  • Samantha Buckley - Co-chair
  • Courtney Adams - Co-chair
  • Autumn Batson
  • Aaliyah Brown
  • Latoya Fryson
  • Sean Gabany
  • Dr. Curtis Henry
  • Tiye Huertas
  • Ryan Jacobs
  • Alpha Journal
  • Michelle Le
  • Dianne Martin
  • Cierra Mathis
  • Taylor Melville
  • Brittny Ostermann
  • Janea Powell
  • Laura Samander
  • Karla Sherubawon
  • Kahari Wood

SSTRIDE Kid’s Camp

  • Jodi Truel - Chair
  • Sheldon Brown
  • Destinee Golay
  • Jessica Injiac
  • Clarens Jarbath
  • Bryanna Maddox
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Rachel Tatro
  • Austin Walthall
  • Dantasia Welch

Print Materials, Event Coordination & Logistics

  • Jessica Injiac - Chair