Ancillary Events

Ancillary Sessions

Expand your meeting experience and attend an ancillary session at SGIM18. Space is limited.


Informatics and HIT in Support of General Internal Medicine: an Overview

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Join us for a half-day, introductory pre-course in informatics and HIT to help people think through the ways they could leverage information systems and informatics knowledge. The topics we’ll cover include how to incorporate informatics principles in teaching, especially as learners at different levels start to use EHRs; the way informatics and systems could be used to improve clinical care, including the accessibility, quality, and safety of care; how it can be used to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations; and the use of EHRs and other systems in your clinical research, including for observational studies, for recruitment, for engagement through portals, and in your quality improvement work. The course will finish with action planning and faculty will be available to help mentor as you bring the materials back to your work.

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ACLGIM Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Institute is designed as a resource for Leaders in General Internal Medicine, including Division Chiefs, Hospitalist Directors, Associate Chiefs, Section Heads, Administrators, and other leaders in divisions of GIM. Chiefs from other IM sections, administrators and anyone with a leadership role within GIM divisions are also encouraged to participate.

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Practice Redesign Pre-Course

Invigorate Your Practice: Performance Improvement for Practice Redesign

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Integrating disease registries, high risk patient oversight, and virtual patient encounters into standard face-to-face work flows has exacerbated provider burnout; the added work is often not offset by efficiency gains. In this case-based course, participants will learn process improvement skills to help them incorporate the new technologies into their practices.

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WELL: Wellness Engaged Longitudinal Leaders Program

Wellness Engaged Longitudinal Leaders

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The WELL (Wellness Engaged Longitudinal Leaders) Program will build a community of “Wellness Champions” (WCs), from GIM and other primary care fields, who can improve worklife conditions at their home institution and to take their knowledge to other institutions facing stress and burnout. ACLGIM has once again partnered with Dr. Mark Linzer, Division Director in GIM at Hennepin County Medical Center, and well known expert in the study of work life balance. This year-long program will include an in-person training session and continued discussion and collaboration via an online community, all led by Dr. Mark Linzer. Advance application required.

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Offsite Tours & Events

Advance reservation and small fee required

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This pre-conference session will offer participants the unique opportunity to view the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum special exhibit, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (on loan to the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities) and participate in Medical Grand Rounds with Dr. Patricia Heberer-Rice, Senior Historian at the USHMM, specializing in medical crimes of the Holocaust, and Dr. Matthew Wynia, Director of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

After Grand Rounds, participants will walk across the beautiful CU Anschutz Medical Campus to see the Deadly Medicine exhibit. We will then break into two groups, one of which will explore several aspects of our campus that were specifically designed to facilitate interprofessional education and training, including the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE). This group will observe an interprofessional simulation exercise at the CAPE, and join in a discussion and exploration of novel methods and tools for interprofessional education, training and practice being used and tested at CU such as our team based learning (TBL) foundational classroom course, our Open Campus program (featuring One Book One Campus) and more. The other group will attend a panel discussion at the theater-in-the-round in the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities, addressing legacies and lessons of the Holocaust for health professionals and society today.

Transportation and lunch will be provided to attendees who register by April 1, 2018.  


Degas: A Passion for Perfection Denver Art Museum Exhibit Tour


RESCHEDULED to Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Previously Friday, April 13, 2018)

Artistic evolution of masterful artist Edgar Degas revealed through more than 100 artworks.  Join fellow SGIM18 attendees for a special exhibit tour. The Denver Art Museum(DAM) is pleased to announce it will be the sole American venue for Degas: A Passion􀀃for Perfection, an exhibition showcasing prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. The exhibition is presented and organized in association with the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, whose Degas holdings represent the most extensive in the United Kingdom across the various media in which Degas worked. The Denver venue will include more than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes and sculptures in bronze.

SOLD OUT: Docent-lead group tour tickets for SGIM18 attendees are sold out. Individuals may still purchase tickets in-person or online through the Museum. Please visit the website below and click on "BUY TICKETS" AT at the top of the page: (Update 3/7/2018)


Training & Learning Sessions

Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

This workshop is a buprenorphine “half-and-half” waiver training (4-hours in-person at the conference, followed by 4-hours of online training). This will fulfill the 8-hour training required to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder. During the workshop, instructors will cover core content, mandated by the federal training requirement, as well as practical resources (connection to mentors, patient and provider materials).


MOC Learning Session: Women's Health (10 points)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Earn 10 additional Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points and 2 CME credits after a Learning Session in Women’s Health. This Learning Session will facilitate completion of ABIM medical knowledge modules by ABIM-certified internists and subspecialists of internal medicine for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit. Learning Sessions are conducted in an interactive group setting with educational support and are led by ABIM-certified physicians.


Certificate Programs

Advance application required

LEAD Certificate Program

The LEAD program is designed for junior to mid-career faculty who wish to further develop their leadership skills. Training and coaching from leadership scholars and successful GIM leaders is provided at the ACLGIM/SGIM spring meeting and continues for one year afterwards. Participants please be willing to attend both the ACLGIM Hess Leadership & Management Institute and the LEAD components of the SGIM Annual Meeting. Program expectations include monthly independent readings/assignments with online discussions and regularly scheduled direct communication with an ACLGIM LEAD coach during the 12 months following the program start. At the end of the one year of successful participation, LEAD Participants receive an SGIM/ACLGIM LEAD certificate. Participants for the LEAD program are chosen via a competitive application process.

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LEAHP:  Certificate Program

Leadership in Health Policy

​The LEAHP program is one of the first national health policy career development programs of its kind. As part of a larger effort to expand career development opportunities for SGIM members, LEAHP 2018 is a year-long program (starting at the 2018 SGIM annual meeting through the 2019 annual meeting) focused on federal health policy knowledge and advocacy skills aligned with SGIM’s core missions.

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TEACH Certificate Program

Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Healthcare

SGIM TEACH Certificate is ideal for junior clinician educators with teaching responsibilities, new faculty, or seasoned clinicians changing focus to include a teaching role. Both hospitalists and outpatient general internists are encouraged to apply. Attendance at two consecutive SGIM Annual Meetings is mandatory for the successful completion of the program.

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