Ancillary Events

Ancillary Sessions

Expand your meeting experience and attend an ancillary session at SGIM19. Space is limited.


CANCELLED--Precourse: Forensic Evaluation of Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM

ACLGIM Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

As leaders, we are tasked with inspiring our teams as we steer our ship forward. At times, the seemingly chaotic changes we face in health care today can make it a challenge to navigate through the environment and harness that energy to propel us toward a desired future state. Tremendous opportunity, however, hides within such turbulence, and the acquisition of innumerable skills can empower leaders to successfully harness the chaos to gain positive momentum. This year’s institute will include important related topics:

  • Managing dysfunctional units using diverse approaches to problem solving
  • Understanding finances for operations and new programs and reconciling the tension between pursuing an academic mission with revenue generation
  • Cascading a message to your team when you don’t agree with the decision
  • Elevating the story of GIM – the value of population health, primary care and hospital medicine
  • Overcoming implicit bias and leveraging diversity


Precourse: Effective Models for Community Engaged Scholarship

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Community engaged research (CEnR) is “a framework or approach for conducting research that encourages a recognition of the strengths of community institutions and individuals and encourages groups to build upon those strengths.” CEnR’s values-driven strategies are recognized as critical to the improvement of health outcomes, sustainability of interventions, effective dissemination and translation of findings, and the reduction of health disparities. The National Institutes for Health (NIH), National Academies of Medicine and Science, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are among the many institutions that have identified the benefits of CEnR and responded with increased funding initiatives, calls for participatory approaches to health research, and requirements for capacity building around CEnR. All of these agencies, and others, have highlighted CEnR as a core strategy to eliminate health disparities. National organizations, such as Community Campus Partnerships for Health and the network of Clinical and Translational Science Award grantees, are actively developing and disseminating standards for genuine engagement and serve as recognized hubs for CEnR resources. For the purposes of this pre-course, we expand the framework to include many types of scholarship including educational and curricular development, quality improvement, and research across the translational spectrum. We also emphasize the relevance of community engaged approaches across a range of methodologies.


Precourse: GIM Fellows Symposium

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00 - 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 work-life 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.


Offsite Events

Advance registration required.

SGIM Advocacy Day: ProudtobeGIM

Wednesday, May 11, 2019

Come early to the SGIM Annual Meeting and participate in SGIM Advocacy Day – and tell Congress why you are ProudtobeGIM! With health policy in acute flux in Washington, there has never been a more important time to advocate on behalf of programs that support our patients and general internists. Join other SGIM members to advocate for crucial issues in clinical practice, research, and medical education. Register for this free event by April 2, 2019. SGIM will provide participants with leave behind/talking point materials on advocacy issues to discuss with your Congressional representatives, a participant list (join forces with other SGIM members in your state), logistical information and information on how to call for and make a Congressional appointment. Participants will be required to schedule their own Congressional appointments.

Register for this free event by April 2, 2019.


Training & Learning Sessions

Buprenorphine Waiver Training - PCSS MAT Waiver Training

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM

This course is a buprenorphine “half-and-half” waiver training (4-hours in-person at the conference, followed by 4-hours of online training). To obtain the waiver to prescribe, physicians are required to take eight hours of training and NPs/PAs are required to take 24 hours of training. Following the training, providers who have successfully completed the course may apply to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to obtain the waiver.