As this issue goes to press, the Annual SGIM Meeting is fully underway with a packed schedule of diverse and interesting topics. A fully virtual experience, the conference offers a blend of large group sessions with live Q&A, prerecorded sessions with the unique opportunity to return and view at a later time, and posters that can be perused at your leisure with a live Q&A at designated poster session times. We hope you were able to take time to attend the conference, rejuvenate, and connect with colleagues both old and new.
In this issue, we highlight a few of the workshops and offerings of the annual meeting: workshops on empathy, political advocacy, and promoting talent with high-yield summaries and key takeaways. These topics are evergreen in the world of leadership, but particularly salient with the ongoing public health crises of COVID and racism. Each article provides an overview of the topic and concrete steps forward. We also highlight our incoming ACLGIM president, Dr. Anu Paranjape, and she shares her reflections on this past year with a particular focus on the challenges and successes of the vaccine rollout.
We hope you enjoy the articles and wish you a very happy summer!