To promote the field of Academic Hospital Medicine and serve the community of Academic Hospitalists in the Society of General Internal Medicine.
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This group is for those interested in improving or researching clinic handoffs in the ambulatory setting. This community may be used for quality improvement, research collaboration and sharing resources.
The Anticoagulation-Thromboembolism interest group was founded in 1988 by Rich White, MD as a way to connect SGIM members who have clinical or research interest in this topic. In 2013, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary we are moving to SGIM community. All members of SGIM are invited to join and we look forward to meeting old friends and new members at the next annual meeting. In between meetings, we look forward at leveraging the new Connect functionality to discuss clinical quandaries, share new research findings and educational opportunities.
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Many SGIM members are actively engaged in cancer related research in the areas of prevention, screening, diagnosis and survivorship. This interest group provides an opportunity for members to meet others with interests in cancer related research, exchange ideas for proposals, discuss potential funding sources, form research collaborations and identify mentors.
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The Criminal Justice and Health Interest Group is designed for clinicians, educators, researchers, and policy makers interested in the impact of the criminal justice system on individual and community health. We seek to foster discussion and collaboration related to patient care, education initiatives, advocacy and research projects related to this area as detailed below: In the area of patient care, topics of concern include, but are not limited to: addressing the burden of chronic disease, infectious disease, substance dependence, and mental illness in this population; fostering collaborations between correctional physicians and community physicians who take care of patients with a history of incarceration; exploring ways to optimize the transitions of care between the community and correctional health systems—particularly as it pertains to chronic disease management; and understanding the legal, economic, and cultural challenges to achieving a community standard of care and adhering to clinical guidelines. With regard to areas for further research, understanding the potential role incarceration may play in disparate health outcomes for populations that are uniquely impacted by the criminal justice system (e.g., minorities, women, adolescents, and homeless) is of particular interest. Further, we will discuss ways to address the legal and ethical challenges of conducting research in this protected population. We will also explore techniques for fostering collaborations with government and non-profit agencies that serve this population to further the research agenda. Educational opportunities such as providing correctional health electives for medical student and resident trainees and incorporating correctional health topics into existing curricula may be discussed. Further, we will serve as a resource to learn about policies that potentially have an impact on health care and health status of correctional populations and their communities and how we can advocate for positive changes. The special ethical dilemmas faced by physicians practicing in correctional settings, particularly as it pertains to patient confinement and the death penalty, is also of high interest. Clinicians, researchers, and policymakers at all levels of training and experience are welcomed. Our initial meeting will be an opportunity to share our interests and experiences, identify priority areas, and discuss potential projects and initiatives.
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The Diabetes Interest Group provides a forum for networking for SGIM members interested in diabetes. While there are effective preventive and treatment interventions for diabetes, many patients do not receive or benefit from these. Most diabetes care occurs in the primary care setting, the setting in which most SGIM clinicians practice, and SGIM members are positioned to address the diabetes epidemic through research, clinical care, policy change and advocacy. The Diabetes Interest Group promotes evidence-based research and clinical care to prevent and treat diabetes. Our goals include creating collaborative opportunities across institutions to enhance the study of diabetes and its prevention, mentoring diabetes-focused researchers and clinicians, and developing educational workshops related to diabetes at regional and national meetings. Topics of interest include the epidemiology of prediabetes, diabetes, and diabetes complications especially to understand disparities; implementation of diabetes prevention programs; and improvement of diabetes care in the primary care setting.
The Educators of Medical Students Interest Group welcomes all with an interest in undergraduate medical education. We meet every year at the SGIM Annual Meeting.
Forum for members to pose questions, share research opportunities and collaborate in academic endeavors. The interest group meets yearly at the annual meeting to plan workshops and presentations for the next year's meeting.
Community to support the EBP interest group
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To exchange information, collaborate, discuss, and otherwise share in the domain of faculty development.
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Discuss common obstacles to obtaining efficient and accurate information about individual marijuana use, and how to overcome related challenges in a research setting. Create discussion about how to capture cannabis use effectively.