Session Duration & Scheduling
Sample Agenda & Best Practices
Career Development Workshop Series
Go To Submission Site
August 28, 2023: Submission Portal Opens
September 26, 2023: Submission Portal Closes
October 30, 2023: Decision Notifications Sent
November 8, 2023: RSVP Responses Due
Session Duration & Scheduling
- Workshops are 60 and minutes long.
- Workshops will be scheduled throughout the meeting.
- Submitting authors should be prepared to present in the time slot assigned.
- Scheduling requests are not accepted.
- View best practices for hosting a workshop below.
We seek to meet the diverse needs and interests of our members. Presenters are encouraged to develop workshops that highlight new skills, knowledge, clinical application, policy, or research methodologies for the general internist. All submissions are required to include a category selection. If applicable, presenters can also identify how their workshop is related to the meeting theme "General Internal Medicine: Strengthening Relationships and Valuing our Diversity”. Workshops are selected by peer-review.
- Title: Use all caps.
- Presented in Conjunction with: Optional. Typically with an SGIM Committee, Commission, or Interest Group.
- Session Summary: ≤ 3,000 characters, including spaces. Please exclude self-identifying information, including presenter names or institutions.
- Meeting Theme: Does this session fit with the meeting theme? If so, which part of the theme? (≤ 250 characters, including spaces)
- Learning Objectives: Each learning objective should reflect one of the six (minimum 3 required) ACGME Core Competencies.
- Target Audience
- Session Agenda: At least five minutes must be allocated for workshop attendees to complete session evaluations. Please exclude self-identifying information such as presenter names or institutions.
- Session History: Has this session been presented at a prior annual meeting?
- Product Approval: Does your presentation reference/mention a product that is not approved in the United States for the use under discussion?
- Presenter Registration Policy Acknowledgement
- Category: Select one category from the list below.
- Career Development Series: Note whether or not you want your submission considered for this series.
- David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award: Denote interest in consideration for the award if eligible.
Note: There is a submission fee of $85.
Sample Agenda & Best Practices
Highly rated workshops make good use of the time allotted and incorporate active learning strategies. The agenda should ensure the learning objectives are met and adequate time is allowed for each activity, taking into account additional time needed for transitions to small group breakout sessions or other activities. We encourage presenters to create a learning environment where attendees of diverse perspectives can feel safe to contribute and learn.
Sample Session Agenda
0:00 – 0:05 Commencement, introductions to the workshop presenters, outline goals and learning objectives
0:05 – 0:10 Frame the session by providing any helpful background information and skills demonstration
0:10 – 0:30 Small group discussion (breakout session)
0:30 – 0:40 Large group report out and brief additional material
0:40 – 0:55 Skills-related feedback and debrief
0:55 – 0:60 Session Evaluation (required)
Workshop best PRACTICES
- Workshop submissions must identify one (and only one) session coordinator. Co-coordinators are not an option.
- Session coordinators will be responsible for confirming all faculty will be available to host the workshop at the scheduled time during the RSVP process.
- Workshop submissions may include up to four (4) additional workshop faculty members for a total of five (5) workshop faculty (including session coordinator). We strongly encourage members to collaborate across institutions.
- Every workshop faculty member must have an updated ScholarOne account before they are added to a workshop submission.
- Submitting authors should confirm email addresses of all faculty/presenters to avoid creating duplicate accounts in ScholarOne.
- Please make sure you inform people before you add them to your submission.
- All faculty are required to complete a Financial Disclosure Form.
- Accepted presenters are required to register and pay registration fees. Acceptance and acknowledgment of Presenter Registration Policy is required at the time of submission.
Submitting authors select the category for the submission that best reflects the work. Workshop categories also determine its assignment to review committees. 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.
- 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.
- Clinical Skills
Submissions that highlight techniques and clinical skills for ambulatory and hospital-based clinical care.
- 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 reimagining, 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Please select the most appropriate target audience for each workshop submission from those listed below. In selecting a target audience, authors should identify the group most likely to benefit from attending the workshop:
- Clinician Administrators
- Clinician Educators
- Clinician Researchers
- General Audience
- Hospital Medicine Clinicians
- Medical Students/Residents/Fellows
- Primary Care Clinicians
Career Development Workshop Series
The Annual Meeting Program Committee will once again be scheduling a series of workshops on career development. This series, envisioned to feature workshop offerings that will form a sequence or curriculum over the course of multiple annual meetings, will address important transitions and milestones in the career development of general internists engaged or aspiring to engage in, clinical practice, health policy, advocacy, education, and research. The online submission system will require you to identify whether your submission would be appropriate to be scheduled as part of this series if it is accepted for presentation.
Target Career Stage
Submitting authors will be asked to identify the most appropriate target career stage for the workshop submission. In selecting a target audience, authors should identify the group most likely to benefit from attending the workshop:
- Trainee (Student/Resident/Fellow)
- Early (within 5 years of completing last trainee stage)
- Mid (5-10 years after completing last trainee stage)
- Late (>10 years after completing last trainee stage)
Target Career Focus
Submitting authors will be asked to identify the most appropriate target career focus for the workshop submission.
- Clinical Practice
- Health Policy/Advocacy