In This Month's Issue

SGIM Forum June 2023

In the September Forum, communication is a focal point in the article by Dr. Rabinovich et al as they tackle the problem of end-of-training handoffs of care in trainee clinics and their novel electronic medical record intervention using sticky notes to tackle this issue. This handoff is pertinent not only in trainee clinics but also across the healthcare system. Dr. Pasha et al from the Health Policy Committee provide us with a framework to use our voices along with their structured approach to advocate for those whose voices go unheard. Dr. Michener et al summarize two recent articles that offer opportunities for Internists to have conversations regarding long-acting reversible contraceptive care with patients. The Medical Education awards subcommittee converses with the 2023 awardees regarding their passions, lessons learned, and successes. SGIM President, Dr. Martha Gerrity, sheds light on the SGIM Council's decision making process and provides insight into SGIM's priorities for 2023-24. Dr. Eric Bass, CEO of SGIM, and ACLGIM's leaders discuss the crisis in recruitment and retention of academic general internists. The September issue also introduces the new "Did You Know?" mini column which will highlight aspects of the society members may be unaware of. Finally, Dr. Agusala reminds us of the clinical impacts of conversations and communications around nutrition by highlighting food as medicine and the clinical implications of our conversations. Her open-ended questions and suggested phrasing delineate strategies to save time for the busy clinician while creating clinical impacts in patient care.

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Special Geriatrics Theme Issue on Age Friendly Health Initiative – December 2023
Proposals due 9/15/23

SGIM Forum will publish a special Geriatrics theme issue on Age-Friendly Health Initiatives in December 2023. This theme issue will focus on the Geriatrics 5Ms (mentation, mobility, medications, what matters most and multimorbidity) framework and its implementation across the care continuum. This initiative was introduced in 2017 by The John A Hartford Foundation, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and American Hospital Association. 

  • Please consider the following for submissions to this theme issue:
    • Article submissions of all types are welcome, covering a wide range of geriatric related issues including, but not limited to:
    • Age-Friendly Health Systems (Inpatient, Ambulatory, Post-Acute and Long-Term Care)
    • Geriatric syndromes (Falls, Gait Impairment, Dementia, Delirium, Frailty, Osteoporosis)
    • Polypharmacy and Deprescribing
    • Geriatric Health Policies
    • Peri-operative care of older adults
    • Management of multimorbidity in older adults
    • Management of chronic diseases in older adults
    • Gender and Sexuality Issues in older adults
    • End of life care in older adults 
  • Medical students, residents, and fellows are also encouraged to submit. Personal reflections and experiences with age-friendly health care teams are welcome.
  • Please refer to the author instructions for more detailed article requirements and a suggested article template. Please note the article template is reflective of regular SGIM Forum submissions but be sure to follow the Instructions for Authors that are specific to this theme issue.

Submit your article topic proposals or artwork to sgimgeri@gmail.com by September 15, 2023. The deadline for final submission of articles or artwork is October 11, 2023, for consideration for this theme issue.

SGIM Forum is a place for members to share their diverse perspectives and experiences, advocacy, research, and clinical work, for this theme issue and continuously into the future. Submissions not published in the theme issue will be considered for publication in future issues of SGIM Forum.

More information can be found here.