SGIM eNews - September 29, 2016

By GIM Connect posted 10-12-2016 13:17

SGIM eNews - September 29, 2016

SGIM17 Submission Deadline is Next Week - Tuesday, October 4th at 9:00 AM ET
Don't miss this opportunity to submit proposals for Workshops, Updates and Interest Groupsto be presented at SGIM17. SGIM encourages submissions that address this year's meeting theme - Resilience & Grit: Pursuing Organizational Change & Preventing Burnout in GIM. The submission deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:00 AM ET. For more information and future submission timelines, visit
Save the Date - 2017 Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute - Wednesday, April 19, 2016 at the beautiful Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Registration opens early December 2016. To learn more, visit:
The 2017 SGIM Awards & Grants nomination/application period is now open! SGIM annually presents awards and grants, which are among the highest honors bestowed by the Society. Members may nominate themselves or colleagues who have made significant contributions to the profession over the past year. Take this opportunity to recognize a colleague by submitting a nomination today. Submission Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016. To learn more, visit:
SGIM is Seeking New Forum Editor-in-Chief

SGIM is currently accepting applications for the next editor of  Forum.  The tenure for this position is August 2017-July 2020.   Forum  offers articles, essays, thought-pieces and editorials that reflect on health care trends, report on Society activities, and air important issues in general internal medicine and the health care system at large.   Forum  is dedicated to serving the needs of its members by engaging them on thoughtful debates, point/counterpoint articles, and the newest ideas in research, education and clinical practice arenas.

Applications are due November 18, 2016.   Click here  to read the full request for proposal.
    Call for SGIM Officers & Council Nominations
We need your help in identifying outstanding leaders for SGIM. SGIM's leadership positions offer great opportunities to shape the future of our discipline. This year, we will elect four
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individuals: President-elect, Treasurer-elect, and two Council members.  Candidates for president-elect or treasurer-elect should have the following attributes:
  • a strong track record of commitment and service to the Society
  • proven collaborative leadership skills;
  • the ability to integrate the SGIM's diverse interests;
  • excellent communication skills (president);
  • dedication to advancing SGIM's mission.
The Nominations Committee will review all nominations and develop a final slate of candidates. Election results will be announced prior to our 2017 national meeting in Washington, DC.
All nominations must be received by Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:00pm EST.
New Bottom Line Summary on Diabetes and Lifestyle Now Available

Each quarter, SGIM's Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force creates 1-2 Bottom Line evidence summaries - single page tools distilling current, high impact research findings for health care providers. Each summary presents the key information about the potential benefits and harms of a test or treatment along with a clinical "bottom line" recommendation. Numeric data is presented in graphics, based on current best practices for risk communication.  The summaries are designed to foster clearer and more accurate communication between patients and their doctors, while enhancing patient understanding and satisfaction.

The most recent summary concludes:  In patients with prediabetes, both intensive lifestyle interventions and treatment with metformin can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes; however, structured lifestyle interventions targeting 7% weight loss and at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week are most effective. The effects of diabetes prevention efforts are durable, lasting up to 15 years.

TEACH and LEAD application period is now open!
Looking to improve your teaching or leadership skills? Applications are now being accepted for the TEACH and LEAD certificate programs. Application period closes: November 16, 2016. 

Primary Care and Underserved Populations Webinar
October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm eastern

Join SGIM's Brita Roy for a webinar on Primary Care and Underserved Populations. This presentation is bring sponsored by AMSA as part of their National Primary Care Week.  View more information and details about this webinar (and others throughout the week) at
2016 ACLGIM Winter Summit - December 4- 6
"Maximizing your Role as a Leader in GIM"

Register today and make plans to join us at the 2016 ACLGIM Winter Summit, December 4-6 at The Driskill in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas! The theme of this year's ACLGIM Winter Summit is "Maximizing your Role as a Leader in GIM". 

To learn more, visit: Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Click here to see this year's incredible lineup of speakers and register today!  
Contact Jillian Gann at with questions.
SGIM Initiatives of Interest
Disparities Task Force - Fall Mentoring Call
October 14th from 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET " Strategies to Achieve National & International Reputations".
Facilitators:  Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS  (Disparities Task Force, Chair) and  Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH (Disparities Task Force Co-Chair).   Panelists:  Monica Peek, MD, MPH;  Marshall Chin, MD, MPH;  LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH; and  Valerie Stone, MD, MPH
Please RSVP to Erika Baker at by October 12th if you plan on joining the mentoring call. Call details/handouts will be provided upon RSVP.

Upcoming Regional Meeting Dates
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Join SGIM at one of our upcoming regional meetings. 
Click here for more information on all of the events.
2016 Mountain West Regional Meeting
October 7, 2016
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix / Phoenix, AZ
2017 California Regional Meeting
January 21, 2017
University of California, Los Angeles / Los Angeles, CA
2017 Northwest Regional Meeting
February 2017
Portland, OR
2017 Southern Regional Meeting 
February 10-12, 2017
Pan American Life Center / New Orleans, LA
2017 New England Regional Meeting 
March 10, 2017
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School / Boston, MA
2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
March 31, 2017
Christiana Care Health System / Wilmington, DE