2020 SGIM Annual Meeting

Just Care: Addressing the Social Determinants for Better Health

Join the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) at the premier event for networking and knowledge in the field of academic GIM. The 2020 SGIM Annual Meeting will encompass the breadth and depth of General Internal Medicine, including health services research, medical education, advocacy, and exemplary clinical care. This is where careers are shaped and endless opportunities exist to launch new professional relationships and catch up with old friends.


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Welcome to Birmingham

The city of Birmingham’s effort to be an inclusive city is now being recognized nationwide.
The new report released by the Human Rights Campaign gave Birmingham a perfect 100 score,
which designates the Magic City as an “All-Star City.”

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Just Care: Addressing the Social Determinants for Better Health

This year's theme is Just Care: Addressing the Social Determinants for Better Health.  The Social Determinants of Health are the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” (Healthy People 2020). Health outcomes strongly relate to these upstream social determinants of health, which include a variety of non-medical factors like food access and nutrition, transportation, housing, incarceration and recidivism, jobs/wages, safety, education, and other community-based, and environmental conditions. This directly relates to SGIM’s mission to cultivate innovative educators, researchers, and clinicians in academic general internal medicine, leading the way to better health for everyone.

Birmingham Civil Rights DistrictCivil Rights Symposia at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI)*

Thursday, May 7, 6:00-8:00pm

This symposium will highlight the past, present and future progress of civil rights in medicine. Invited speakers include:

  • Herschell Hamiton, Jr, the son of one of first African American surgeons in Birmingham will talk about his father’s role in treating Civil Rights workers wounded during protests
  • Chris Terndrup, MD will speak on Caring for those in the LGBTQ community
  • Isabel Rubio, the Executive Director for the Hispanic Interest Coalition of AL, will speak about the Latinx community

 A reception will follow the talks and the BCRI will be open for self-guided tours. Shuttle service will be provided between the BJCC and the BCRI.

 *Additional Fee Applies, Space Limited