Clinical Updates

Clinical Updates

Please note that the SGIM 2021 Annual Meeting will be virtual. Please take this into consideration as you prepare your submission. Sessions will likely be pre-recorded with a live-chat Q&A element. Submissions designed to maximize audience engagement in a virtual format are especially encouraged. 

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.

Peer Review Instructions

Download

Submissions

Key Dates

Session Duration

Submission Criteria

Faculty

Submission Categories

Go To Submission Site

Peer Review

Key Dates

Peer Review Criteria

Peer Review Rubric


Submissions

Key Dates

August 31, 2020: Clinical Updates Submission Portal Opens ($85)
September 30, 2020: Clinical Updates Submission Portal Closes (12pm ET)
November 4, 2020: Acceptance Notifications Sent
November 20, 2020: 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: you must choose one, and only one
  5. ACGME-Specific Learning Objectives: (3 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 four additional speakers (maximum: five 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?

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 four (4) additional Update faculty members for a total of 5 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.
  • 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 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.

Go to the Submission Categories page for more information on the categories.

  • Career Development
  • Clinical Informatics and Health Information Technology
  • Clinical Practice
  • Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and End-of-Life
  • Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Policy, Economics, and Finance
  • Healthcare Delivery and Redesign
  • Hospital-Based Medicine
  • Medical Education and Education Scholarship
  • Medical Ethics, Professionalism, and Humanities
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Research
  • Resiliency and Wellness
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Women’s Health

Peer Review

Key Dates

  • August 26, 2020: Peer Review Sign Up Opens
  • September 24, 2020: Peer Review Signup Deadline
  • October 6, 2020: Peer Review Period Opens
  • October 21, 2020: Peer Review Period Closes (12pm ET)

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 2021.

Peer Review Rubric

Use the following rubric as you review workshop submissions 

Download

Peer Review Instructions

Download