SGIM Seeking New Forum Editor-in-Chief

By GIM Connect posted 10-12-2016 13:18

SGIM eNews - October 12, 2016
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.
Renew Your SGIM Membership Today
We are looking forward to 2017...renew your SGIM membership for another year.   The 2017 membership renewal period is now open.  Renew your membership and update your member profile today.
MOC Modules Now Available Free-of-Charge for SGIM Members
SGIM offers various ways for physicians to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit. All modules are ABIM approved. All participants who successfully complete modules will receive credit through ABIM. 
SGIM MOC modules below are offered free of charge to SGIM members:
  • Cultural Competence (10 points)
  • Evidence-Based Medical Education (8 points)
  • Women's Health (10 points)
For more information, visit the SGIM website.

Save the Date - Beginning on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, SGIM will be accepting submissions for Scientific Abstracts, Clinical Vignettes, Innovations in Clinical Practice, and Innovations in Medical Education to be presented at the 2017 SGIM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC April 19-22, 2016. To learn more, 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:

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. 
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.

Thank You Donors!
We want to thank all who have contributed to our 2016 Capital Campaign, "Room to Grow", which has helped to finance part of the purchase of additional office space adjacent to our National Office in Alexandria, VA.  This member generosity empowered SGIM to expand our programs and services. 
If you would like to donate to this campaign before the end of the year, please click here.   Again, thanks for your support of SGIM in this important way. 

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:
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.
2017 California Regional Meeting
January 21, 2017
University of California, Los Angeles / Los Angeles, CA
2017 Northwest Regional Meeting
February 3, 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
November 10, 2017