Submission Criteria and Structure
Go To Submission Site
August 28, 2023: ScholarOne Submission Portal Opens
September 26, 2023: ScholarOne Submission Portal Closes
October 30, 2023: Decision Notifications Sent
November 8, 2023: RSVP Responses Due
Submission Criteria and Structure
- Interest groups must submit a request to meet each year.
- Non-educational networking event: Interest group sessions must not be designed or submitted as formal learning sessions as they do not offer or accrue CME or MOC credit hours.
- Planning an educational session during your networking interest group? The Program Committee invites you to submit your educational session as a workshop rather than as an interest group.
- Interest Group Duration
Interest Group sessions are 60 minutes long.
- Title: please include “Interest Group” at the end of the Interest Group name. Examples include: Fellowship Directors Interest Group or Hospital Medicine Interest Group.
- Description: Please provide a brief (300 words maximum) description of your interest group, including the target participants, and any activities planned or anticipated content of discussion.
- Similar Interest Groups: Please identify other SGIM Interest Groups with similarly themed topics, should space limitations require the combination of two interest groups into one unified interest group session during the Annual Meeting.Many Interest Groups have established online communities on GIM Connect. Interest group communities on GIM Connect are open to all SGIM Members. Before submitting, please view currently active interest groups on GIM Connect that may be of similar nature.
- Category: Select the category that best fits your group.
- Confirm Understanding of Presenter Registration Policy
- Interest Group History: Let us know if this group has met at the annual meeting in the past.
- Scheduling Concerns: List any groups or sessions this group should ideally not be scheduled at the same time.
- Coordinator: Interest Group submissions may identify one (and only one) person who will serve as the session coordinator at the annual meeting. This person will be the administrative contact regarding the annual meeting as well as the interest group’s coordinator during the following year up until the following year’s annual meeting.
Submitting authors are asked to select one category best fits the purpose of the Interest Group.
- Adolescent Medicine
Submissions addressing adolescent medicine and genetic diseases that develop in childhood, including the transition of care from childhood to adult.
- Ambulatory Medicine
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Care Policy and Health Services Research
Submissions focused on health services research or research that evaluates local, state/province, or national policies or efforts to impact clinical or economic outcomes
- Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Submissions addressing health and health care inequities, including a focus on underserved populations and ways to identify, measure, and rectify health inequities.
- Hospital Medicine
Submissions that focus on the care of hospitalized patients, the inpatient care of medical conditions, and the role and effectiveness of hospitalists and hospital-based systems.
- Medical Education and Training
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.
- 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.
- Social Determinants of Health
Submissions focused on the social and structural factors that influence health and health care, recognizing that the care patients receive is not shaped by the health care system alone.
- 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.
The Program Committee will attempt to accommodate as many interest groups as possible. However, due to scheduling and space consideration, not all interest groups may be accommodated.
- Scheduling: Interest group meetings will be scheduled over the course of the meeting, typically during breakfast and lunch times.
- Interest Group Venues: In order to accommodate as many groups as possible, interest group sessions will be scheduled in one of two formats:
- Standard meeting/breakout room OR
- Small group of tables in a shared networking/break space
- Combining Interest Groups: Upon review of all interest group submissions, the Program Committee may request, at their discretion, certain interest groups with similarly themed topics combine into one unified interest group session during the annual meeting.
- Scheduling Conflicts: The online submission process allows submitting authors to identify one or two other SGIM Interest Groups with which scheduling conflicts should be avoided. Every effort will be made to accommodate these scheduling requests, but the Program Committee determines the final schedule. Identify one or two other SGIM Interest Groups with which scheduling conflicts.
GIM Connect Interest Groups
Many Interest Groups have established online communities on GIM Connect. Interest group communities on GIM Connect are open to all SGIM Members. Before submitting, please view currently active interest groups on GIM Connect that may be of similar nature.
Join/View Interest Groups
- Login to Connect.SGIM.org
- Click on Communities to see the list of interest group online communities you can join.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org