Workshops

Workshops

Please note that the SGIM 2021 Annual Meeting will be virtual. Sessions will likely be pre-recorded with a live-chat Q&A element. Please take this into consideration as you prepare your submission. Submissions designed to maximize audience engagement in a virtual format are especially encouraged. We invite diverse perspectives from varying disciplines that encourage and represent innovative approaches. 

Workshops typically focus on a single aspect of a broader topic within research, teaching, advocacy, policy, or patient care (e.g., Writing and Reviewing for Medical Journals). Workshops provide opportunities for attendees to gain new knowledge, skills, or expertise in an area relevant to their work in general internal medicine. They also promote the exchange of ideas in these areas to enhance the learning of all participants. The most effective and highly rated workshops are interactive, include a range of perspectives, and employ active learning strategies. Workshops should focus on practical knowledge, skills, or ideas that can be implemented across institutions and programs rather than narrowly focus on one institution’s experience. We strongly encourage members to collaborate across institutions. For the 2021 meeting, we anticipate workshops will be held in a virtual format.

Submissions

Key Dates

Submissions Related to Meeting Theme

Session Duration & Scheduling

Submission Criteria

Faculty

Submission Categories

Target Audiences

Specific Audiences

Audience Engagement

Sample Agenda & Best Practices

Presentation Slides & Handouts

Career Development Workshop Series

Awards

Go To Submission Site

Peer Review Criteria

Key Dates

Peer Review Rubric

Peer Review Instructions


Submissions

Key Dates

August 31, 2020: Workshop Submission Portal Opens ($85)
September 30, 2020: Workshop Submission Portal Closes (12pm ET)
November 4, 2020: Acceptance Notifications Sent
November 20, 2020: RSVP Responses Due

Submissions Related to Meeting Theme

For theme related submissions, presenters are encouraged to develop workshops that highlight new skills, knowledge, clinical application, policy, or research methodologies for the general internist related to the meeting theme Transforming Values into Action. We are particularly interested in workshops that highlight and seek to develop leadership and professional skills in identifying and facilitating action to achieve common goals in clinical care, training, and health equity.

Theme-related workshop topics may include: 

  • Health equity research, education, quality improvement and clinical practice approaches
  • Approaches to engaging in community-based participatory research
  • Leveraging data and technology to teach and shape health policy
  • Strategies to address structural racism within healthcare organizations
  • Identifying, informing, and responding to the health implications of rapidly changing policies that impact social determinants of health
  • Training students/residents/faculty to become effective advocates
  • Teaching social justice
  • Communication and storytelling approaches to convey effective messages
  • How to leverage social media tools for action
  • Integrating health disparities education into existing educational curricula
  • Educational curricula and approaches to teaching health advocacy (UME, GME)
  • Practice redesign or health systems improvements to address determinants of health in clinical care
  • Strategies for engaging community-based organizations or health care workers to improve population health
  • Mitigating implicit bias in healthcare and healthcare systems
  • Strategies to improve workforce diversity

      Innovation for 2021: "Wicked Problem" Workshops

      “Wicked problems” are complex societal issues (e.g., poverty, systemic racism, COVID-19, political instability) that are difficult to solve and inextricably linked with health. Leveraging the interdisciplinary perspectives of SGIM members, we propose interactive, action-based workshops in which people work together to define problem scope, highlight shared values, and develop coordinated action plans.

      Session Duration & Scheduling

      • Workshops are 90 minutes long.
      • Workshops will be scheduled throughout the meeting.
      • All workshops will be held in virtual format, with options for both large group components and small group breakout sessions.
      • 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.

      Submission Criteria

      We seek to meet the diverse needs and interests of our members. Thus, presenters are encouraged to submit workshops across all categories (see list of Workshop Categories below). Workshops across all tracks will be scheduled based on the quality of peer-reviewed content.

      1. Title: do not use all caps
      2. Relation to Meeting Theme: How does this session fit with the meeting theme? (limit: 250 characters, including spaces)
      3. Session Summary: (limit: 3,000 characters, including spaces) Please exclude self-identifying information (presenter names or institutions). 
      4. Collaboration: Identify SGIM Committee, Commission, Workgroup or External Organization
      5. Category: see list below: you must choose one, and only one
      6. ACGME-Specific Learning Objectives (3 required) Each learning objective should reflect one of the six ACGME Core Competencies.
      7. Session History: Has this session been presented before? If yes, identify the meeting(s) and date(s). Note to Workshops accepted to SGIM20 - please let us know if resubmitting for consideration this year in this section. 
      8. Target Audience: General Audience, Beginning/Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Medical Students/Residents/Fellows
      9. Session Agenda (See Samples Below) Please exclude self-identifying information such as presenter names or institutions. How will you design your session agenda with audience engagement in mind?
      10. 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
      11. Session Coordinator: and up to four additional speakers (maximum: five total speakers)
      12. Relevance of Topic to SGIM Members
      13. “Wicked Problem” Innovation Workshop Eligibility: Is this session intended as an innovative “Wicked Problem” workshop?
      14. Career Development Series: If accepted, may we schedule this as part of the series? (Yes/No)
      15. Rogers Award Eligibility: Is the session coordinator an SGIM member? Is the session coordinator a faculty member of an accredited institution with an appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level at the time of the 2021 Annual Meeting? Learn more

      Note: There is a submission fee of $85.

      Faculty

      • 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 presenters.
      • 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.
      • Accepted presenters are required to register and pay registration fees. Acceptance and acknowledgment of Presenter Registration Policy is required at the time of submission. 

      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. 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.

      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

      Target Audiences

      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:

      1. General audience
      2. Medical students/Residents/Fellows
      3. Early career clinician-investigators
      4. Early career clinician-educators
      5. Mid-late career clinician-investigators
      6. Mid-late career clinician-educators
      7. Clinician administrators

      Specific Audiences

      For 2021, we seek additional workshops to specifically target the following audiences:

      • Associate members including students, residents and fellows
      • Senior faculty
      • Dually trained Internal Medicine/Pediatrics providers
      • Hospital medicine providers

      Audience Engagement

      We are anticipating the possibility that the 2021 Annual Meeting may be partially or completely virtual. As you prepare your submission, please consider ways in which you may keep your audience engaged in a virtual setting.

      Examples: 

      • Have you ever led a webinar before? 
      • What is your comfort level using web-based video calling tools? 
      • Do you plan to utilize features such as quizzes or polling?

      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 virtual small group breakout sessions. The workshop proposal should clearly highlight what additional skill building or practice changing opportunity would be incorporated.

      Workshop best PRACTICES

      Sample 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 – 0:40 Small group discussion (breakout session)

      0:40 – 0:50 Large group report out and brief additional material

      0:50 – 0:75 Small group skills practice part 2 (breakout session)

      0:75 – 0:85 Large group report out, skills-related feedback, and debrief

      0:85 – 0:90 Session Evaluation (required)

      OR

      0:00 – 0:05 Commencement, introductions to the workshop presenters, outline goals and learning objectives

      0:05 – 0:25 Frame the session by providing any helpful background information and skills demonstration

      0:25 – 0:55 Participant Skills practice (small group breakout sessions)

      0:55 – 0:60 Large group skills-related feedback and tips

      0:60 – 0:80 Participant Skills practice (small group breakout sessions)

      0:80 – 0:85 Large group debrief

      0:85 – 0:90 Session Evaluation (required)

      Sample Agenda for “Wicked Problem” Innovative Workshop:

      0:00 – 0:05 Commencement, introductions to the workshop presenters

      0:05 – 0:20 Define the vision/values/specific aims for the group to work on during the session, including learning objectives and brief background information

      0:20 – 0:60 Small group breakout sessions to brainstorm how to move forward in policy, education, research, healthcare re-design, etc.

      0:60 – 0:75 Return to large group for report out from small groups

      0:75 – 0:85 Large group debrief, summary, discussion of next steps

      0:85 – 0:90 Session Evaluation (required)

      Presentation Slides & Handouts

      • To enhance the experience of attendees, workshop facilitators, session coordinators, and additional faculty must agree to upload presentation materials, including slide sets and handouts, onto the Annual Meeting platform no later than three weeks before the meeting.
      • Materials will be available to attendees on the Annual Meeting platform for download and review.
      • Uploading instructions will be made available once the virtual platform is available.

      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:

      • Any
      • Trainee (Student/Resident/Fellow)
      • Early (within 5 years of completing last trainee stage)
      • Mid (5-10 years after completed last trainee stage)
      • Late (>10 years after completed last trainee stage)

      Target Career Focus: 

      Submitting authors will be asked to identify the most appropriate target career focus for the workshop submission.

      • Any
      • Research
      • Education
      • Clinical Practice
      • Health Policy/Advocacy
      • Administration/Management/Leadership

      Awards

      David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Awards

      Three David E. Rogers Junior Faculty awards will be given to junior faculty for workshops judged the most outstanding among those presented at the SGIM Annual Meeting. To be eligible, the workshop coordinator must be an SGIM member and a faculty member of an accredited institution with an appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level at the time of the SGIM Annual Meeting. Attendance (≥ 20 participants) and participant evaluations (≥ 60% approval) are considered in determining the recipients. Please note eligibility at the time of online submission.

      The Exemplary Clinical Workshop Award

      This award will recognize those who present an outstanding clinically focused workshop at the SGIM Annual Meeting. All workshops presented at the national meeting will be considered for this award.


      Peer Review Criteria

      Key Dates

      August 26, 2020: Peer Review Signup Opens
      September 24, 2020
      : Peer Review Signup Deadline
      October 6, 2020: Peer Review Opens
      October 21, 2019: Peer Review Closes (12pm ET)

      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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