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The main education topics for the 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting are:


AGING/GERIATRICS/END OF LIFE

Care of older adults and issues related to aging, and end-of-life care decisions regardless of patient age



CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Transitions and milestones in the career development of general internists engaged, or aspiring to engage in, clinical practice, education and research. Development through all stages of GIM careers, including career satisfaction, and personal/professional balance



CLINICAL MEDICINE

Clinical skills of the participants in a target area, such as office orthopedics, procedures, complementary/alternative medicine, and consultative medicine; or the management of acute and chronic disease states; or broader perspectives of disease prevention, early detection, and health promotion including screening, self-care, preventative health behaviors, and interventions to improve these areas of chronic disease management, preventive medicine, and targeted clinical skills



CLINICAL CARE REDESIGN

Clinical skills of the participants in a target area, such as office orthopedics, procedures, complementary/alternative medicine, and consultative medicine; or the management of acute and chronic disease states; or broader perspectives of disease prevention, early detection, and health promotion including screening, self-care, preventative health behaviors, and interventions to improve these areas of chronic disease management, preventive medicine, and targeted clinical skills



HEALTH DISPARITIES/VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Health and healthcare of underserved and special populations, health disparities, and health literacy



HEALTH POLICY/ADVOCACY/SOCIAL JUSTICE

Health policy at local, state/province, national and/or international/global levels



HEALTH SYSTEMS REDESIGN

Organization of health care delivery systems, evaluation of large-scale health care delivery demonstration projects and strategies to increase the efficiency or effectiveness of the health system


HOSPITAL-BASED MEDICINE

Care of hospitalized patients, inpatient care of medical conditions, and the role and effectiveness of hospitalists and hospital-based systems


LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

Leadership and management training, negotiation and leveraging resources, culture change, and administrative management and development



MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Needs assessment, curricular design, curricular implementation, and outcomes assessment in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education


MEDICAL ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM AND HUMANITIES

Submissions that focus on areas as diverse as clinical ethics, research ethics, global health ethics, medical professionalism, the history of medicine, literature, philosophy, theology and/or spirituality in medicine


MENTAL HEALTH/SUBSTANCE USE

Educational, research, or clinical perspectives in mental health and substance abuse, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and street drugs


QUALITY OF CARE/PATIENT SAFETY

Quality assessment, gaps in quality of care, medical errors, quality improvement, and patient safety


RESEARCH METHODS

Skills in study design (such as meta-analysis, quality, or pharmacoepidemiology) or data analysis (such as qualitative methods, survival analysis, structural equation modeling, and meta-analytic techniques) for researchers at all levels, from introductory through intermediate and advanced levels


WOMEN'S HEALTH

Health issues and conditions specific to or important to women