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August 15, 2022: ScholarOne Submission Portal Opens
September 22, 2022: ScholarOne Submission Portal Closes
November 2, 2022: Acceptance Notifications Sent
November 16, 2022: RSVP Responses Due
Clinical Updates sessions are 60 minutes long.
Submitting authors MUST select one 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 category that best reflects the work.
- Title: do not use all caps
- Session Summary: Limit: 3,000 characters, including spaces
- Collaboration: Identify SGIM Committee, Commission, Workgroup or External Organization
- Category: see list below
- ACGME-Specific Learning Objectives: (4 required) Each learning objective should reflect one of the six ACGME Core Competencies
- Session History: Has this session been presented before? If yes, identify the meeting(s) and date(s)
- 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
- Session Coordinator: and up to seven additional speakers (maximum: eight total speakers)
- Relevance of topic to SGIM Members
- Subject Expertise: Describe the presenters’ expertise or experience in this content area
- Innovation: Does the Update bring a new topic or perspective to the conference?
- Session Outcomes: How will the session help participants learn key points and apply them?
Note: There is a submission fee of $85.
- 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.
- Honorarium are not offered to Clinical Update presenters.
Submitting authors select the category for the submission that best reflects the work. Categories are also used to determine reviewer assignments. The program committee does its best to schedule sessions within the same category in a manner that avoids conflicts within concurrent sessions, but this is not always possible.
- Acute Disease Management
Submissions that focus on the care of hospitalized patients, and the role, effectiveness and innovation of inpatient, urgent, or emergency care and inpatient clinicians and systems
- Adolescent Medicine and Transitioning to Adult Care
Submissions addressing adolescent medicine and genetic diseases that develop in childhood, including the transition of care from childhood to adult.
- Career Development, Professionalism, and Wellness
Submissions focusing on issues impacting career development, promotion, work satisfaction, personal and professional life integration, and creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the generalist workforce.
- Chronic Disease Management
Submissions that focus on the care of outpatient care of medical conditions, and the role, effectiveness and innovation of primary care and outpatient clinicians and systems.
- 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.
- Clinical Skills
Submissions that highlight techniques and clinical skills for ambulatory and hospital-based clinical care.
- DEI, 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.
- Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Submissions addressing 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 re-imagining, redesigning, and implementing innovative systems to deliver health care more effectively and efficiently.
- Health Policy
Submissions that evaluate the impact of local, state/province, or national policies and/or advocacy on clinical and economic outcomes.
- Medical Education and Scholarship
Submissions that focus on issues related to medical education (needs assessment, curricular design, curricular implementation, outcomes assessment in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education).
- 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.
- Mental/Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders
Submissions addressing mental health and substance abuse through clinical research or educational research. This includes a broad range of substances – alcohol, tobacco, both prescription and non-prescription drugs in addition to street drugs.
- 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.
- Research Skills
Submissions that highlight techniques and skills for clinical, medical education, health policy or health services research, with the goal of strengthening the General Medicine research workforce
- Resiliency and Wellness
Submissions that focus on the practices of resiliency, the ability to bounce back from hardship, and wellness, the practice of actively making choices toward a healthy lifestyle, as means of combating workplace related stress and burnout.
- Women’s Health, Sex, and Gender-Informed Medicine
Submissions related to education, research and patient care affected by patient sex and gender, including reproductive health care, men’s health, and gender affirming medicine.
August 9, 2022: Peer Review Sign Up Opens
September 23, 2022: Peer Review Signup Deadline
September 27, 2022: Peer Review Period Opens
October 11, 2022: Peer Review Period Closes
Peer Review Criteria
Clinical Update submissions will be peer reviewed using the following criteria:
- Impact: How likely is the Clinical Update to impact the clinical or educational behaviors of session attendees?
- Subject expertise: What expertise do the presenters have in this area?
- Learning Objectives: Do the learning objectives reflect at least one of the six ACGME Core Competencies?
- Relevance: Is this topic relevant to SGIM meeting attendees?
- Innovation: Does the Clinical Update bring a new topic or perspective to the conference?
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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