ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts | Submission Process and Requirements | Poster Information | FAQ


The ACGME invites the GME community to submit abstracts for poster presentation at its Annual Educational Conference from February 27 – March 2, 2014, at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland. Program directors, coordinators, faculty, and all others involved in graduate medical education are encouraged to submit abstracts.

2014 Poster Session Suggested Topics

  • Improving the Learning Environment, including:
    • Engaging Residents and Faculty in Patient Safety/Quality Improvement
    • Resident Well-Being
    • Resident Remediation
  • Implementing the Next Accreditation System, including:
    • Assessment in the Age of Milestones
    • Using Simulation to Teach Milestones
    • Clinical Competency Committees
  • Faculty Development/Interprofessional Development
  • Diversity/Cultural Competence/Reduction in Disparities
  • Innovations in International Graduate Medical Education

Criteria for Selection: Abstracts must include all sections to be considered

  1. Background: clearly articulated context for project of research study, including relevant literature
  2. Objective: substantive; clearly stated purpose of the project or research study
  3. Methods: clear description of how the project was conducted and/or implemented, with sound and appropriate project design
  4. Results/Outcomes/Improvements: clear and unambiguous statement of what changed and how
  5. Significance: implications of the project beyond the local setting


All accepted poster presenters are required to register for the conference.
Please do NOT submit an abstract if your attendance at the Annual Educational Conference is questionable. Posters without at least one registered author will not be displayed.

Accepted poster presenters will be required to prepare a poster for the session and be available from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Friday, February 28, to discuss the poster. Recipients of special recognition awards will also be required to present a short oral description of their work in one of two sessions on Friday, February 28.

Please note: The ACGME does not endorse any products or services provided by outside vendors. Therefore, promotions or advertisements of any kind are not allowed at the conference.


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