Interest Groups

Interest Groups

Submissions are now closed.

Interest Groups provide networking opportunities for SGIM meeting attendees with shared professional interests. Interest group submissions are free and the submission of an Interest Group serves as a request for meeting time/space.


Key Dates

Submission Criteria

Submission Categories


Go To Submission Site

Key Dates

August 15, 2022: Submission portal opens
September 22, 2022: 
Submission portal closes 
November 2, 2022
: Acceptance notifications sent
November 16, 2022: RSVP deadline

Submission Criteria


  • 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.

Interest Group Submission Structure

  1. Title: please include “Interest Group” at the end of the Interest Group name. Examples include: Fellowship Directors Interest Group or Hospital Medicine Interest Group.

  2. 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.  This description will be posted on the SGIM website for one year along with the name and email address of the coordinator.

  3. 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.

  1. 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.

      Submission Categories

      Submitting authors are asked to select one category best fits the purpose of the Interest Group.

      • 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.


      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. 

        Online Communities

        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

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        2. Click on Communities to see the list of interest group online communities you can join.

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