Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates are didactic in nature; however, engaging teaching techniques are strongly encouraged. All updates sessions should be developed for the general audience of SGIM meeting attendees.

Clinical Updates will present information from five to eight papers (or other relevant resources) that, in the view of the presenters, have made a significant impact on the practice or understanding of the topic area. For Updates presented annually, content must reflect papers published over the most recent 12 months. For novel or infrequent Updates, content may include papers published in the preceding 24 months. The discussion of each paper must include the presenters' thoughts on how the paper adds to the literature and why its findings are relevant to clinical or teaching practice. Some topic examples include updates in medical education, health policy, diabetes management, women’s health, adolescent medicine, etc.

Novel and/or highly relevant update ideas are also welcome, and may include topics such as changes/innovations in clinical care and education due to COVID-19, next generation payment models, telehealth/mobile health/virtual healthcare, technology in medicine, PrEP/PEP, interprofessional health care delivery, or gene therapy.

NOTE: Prior acceptance of an Update submission does not guarantee acceptance of the submission to SGIM22.

Submissions

Key Dates

Session Duration

Submission Criteria

Faculty

Submission Categories

Go To Submission Site

Peer Review

Key Dates

Peer Review Criteria

Peer Review Rubric

Peer Review Instructions


Submissions

Key Dates

August 23, 2021: ScholarOne Submission Portal Opens
September 22, 2021: ScholarOne Submission Portal Closes
November 3, 2021: Acceptance Notifications Sent
November 17, 2021: RSVP Responses Due

Session Duration

Clinical Updates sessions are 60 minutes long.

Submission Criteria

  1. Title: do not use all caps
  2. Session Summary: Limit: 3,000 characters, including spaces
  3. Collaboration: Identify SGIM Committee, Commission, Workgroup or External Organization
  4. Category: see list below 
  5. ACGME-Specific Learning Objectives: (4 required) Each learning objective should reflect one of the six ACGME Core Competencies
  6. Session History: Has this session been presented before? If yes, identify the meeting(s) and date(s)
  7. Product Approval: Does your presentation reference/mention a product that is not approved in the United States for the use under discussion? Yes/No. If yes, explain
  8. Session Coordinator: and up to seven additional speakers (maximum: eight total speakers)
  9. Relevance of topic to SGIM Members
  10. Subject Expertise: Describe the presenters’ expertise or experience in this content area
  11. Innovation: Does the Update bring a new topic or perspective to the conference?
  12. Session Outcomes: How will the session help participants learn key points and apply them?

Submission Site: https://sgim22.abstractcentral.com/ 
Note: There is a submission fee of $85. 

Faculty

  • Clinical Updates submissions must identify one (and only one) session coordinator. Co-coordinators are not an option.
  • Clinical Updates submissions may include up to seven (7) additional Update faculty members for a total of 8 presenters.
  • Every Clinical Updates faculty member must have an updated ScholarOne account before they are added to a  submission.
    • Submitting authors should confirm email addresses of all faculty/presenters to avoid creating duplicate accounts in ScholarOne.
    • Note that ScholarOne automatically lists the submitter as an author and makes them the lead/presenting author.
  • Accepted presenters are required to register and pay registration fees. Acceptance and acknowledgment of Presenter Registration Policy is required at time of submission.
  • Honoraria are not offered to Clinical Update presenters. 

Submission Categories

Submitting authors MUST select both a primary and secondary category for each submission. Submitting authors should decide whether the unique and central feature of a submission is related to its methodology, topic, or other content and then select the categories that best reflect the work.

Primary Categories:

  • Ambulatory Medicine: Submissions that focus on the care of ambulatory patients, the outpatient care of medical conditions, and the role, effectiveness and innovation of primary care and outpatient clinicians and systems. Submissions focused on medical education in these settings should choose the medical education and education scholarship category; submissions focused on the conduct of research in these setting should use the research category.
  • Hospital-Based Medicine: Submissions that focus on the care of hospitalized patients, the inpatient care of medical conditions, and the role and effectiveness and innovation of hospitalists and hospital-based systems. Submissions focused on medical education in these settings should choose the medical education and education scholarship category; submissions focused on the conduct of research in these setting should use the research category.
  • Medical Education and Education Scholarship: Submissions that focus on issues related to medical education: needs assessment, curricular design, curricular implementation, and outcomes assessment in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.
  • Research: Submissions that highlight research in areas such as biology, neuroscience, sociology/psychology, genetics, computational science, economics, health services, and health outcomes, with the goal of broadening knowledge in the field of General Internal Medicine.

Secondary Categories:

  • Career Development, Professionalism, and Wellness: Submissions that address issues impacting career development, promotion, work satisfaction, personal and professional life integration, and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the generalist workforce.
  • Clinical Informatics and Health Information Technology: Submissions that combine foundational principles of computer and information science with medicine to further advancements in medical research, patient data collection and analysis, medical education, telemedicine, and administration of public health care services.
  • The Life Span - Adolescence to Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life: Submissions addressing adolescences, aging, care of older adults and/or individuals living with a serious illness, and treatment decision making for individuals near end of life
  • Healthcare Delivery and Redesign: Submissions with a focus on reimagining, redesigning, and implementing innovative systems to deliver health care more effectively and efficiently.
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health: Submissions devoted to the health and health care of underserved and special populations, the social and structural factors that impact health, and identifying and/or rectifying health disparities. This includes submissions on anti-racism, LGBTQ+ communities, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Latinx, and other communities facing discrimination.
  • Health Policy and Advocacy, Economics, and Finance: Submissions that evaluate the impact of local, state/province, or national policies and/or advocacy on clinical and economic outcomes.
  • Medical Ethics and Humanities: Submissions that focus on clinical ethics, research ethics, global health ethics, medical professionalism, the history of medicine, art, literature, philosophy, theology and/or spirituality in medicine.
  • Stigmatized Health Conditions: Submissions addressing varied stigmatized health issues (e.g., infectious diseases, mental health conditions, substance use) and the efforts to address stigma from an educational, research or clinical perspective.
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: Submissions that focus on quality assessment, gaps in quality of care, medical errors, quality improvement, patient safety and health systems science in the ambulatory or inpatient setting.
  • Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender-Informed Medicine: Submissions related to education, research and patient care affected by patient sex and gender.

Peer Review

Key Dates

August 18, 2021: Peer Review Sign Up Opens
September 13, 2021: Peer Review Signup Deadline
September 28, 2021: Peer Review Period Opens
October 12, 2021: Peer Review Period Closes

Peer Review Criteria

Clinical Update submissions will be peer reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Impact: How likely is the Clinical Update to impact the clinical or educational behaviors of session attendees?
  2. Subject expertise: What expertise do the presenters have in this area?
  3. Learning Objectives: Do the learning objectives reflect at least one of the six ACGME Core Competencies?
  4. Relevance: Is this topic relevant to SGIM meeting attendees?
  5. Innovation: Does the Clinical Update bring a new topic or perspective to the conference?

Clinical Updates presented in previous years are not guaranteed acceptance for presentation in 2022.

Peer Review Rubric

Use the following rubric as you review workshop submissions 

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Peer Review Instructions

Detailed reviewer instructions for peer review in ScholarOne

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