Each year the ACGME solicits proposals for sessions to be presented at the Annual Educational Conference. Below is key information for those considering submitting a session proposal.
Session proposals can be submitted for the Educational Conference or for the Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference.
The 2021 ACGME Annual Educational Conference hosted more than 5,800 attendees from all corners of GME. The attendee breakdown included:
When does the Call for Sessions open?
The Call for Sessions typically opens in early-May and closes early-June. Specific dates each year will be announced in the ACGME’s weekly e-Communication, on www.acgme.org, and on the ACGME’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Who should submit a proposal?
Educational Conference: members of the graduate medical education (GME) community, designated institutional officials (DIOs), program directors, faculty members, hospital administration/C-Suite/leadership, institutional/GME personnel, residents, fellows)
Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference: institutional and program coordinators
What topics should proposals address?
Topics can address accreditation; education; assessment; well-being; diversity, equity, and inclusion; crisis management; current issues in medicine; and other GME-related research and innovations in the clinical learning environment.
Proposals should be interactive and display creativity and innovation in areas that meet the needs of the GME community. Applicants should rely on their expertise, and collaboration across programs and/or institutions is encouraged!
For what types of sessions can proposals be submitted?
Coordinator Forum Pre-Conference:
What is needed for submission of a session proposal?
The ACGME does not endorse any products or services provided by outside vendors. Therefore, promotions or advertisements of any kind are not allowed in educational sessions. Discussion must be limited to desired operational solutions with no mention of proprietary products.
The ACGME welcomes those who wish to promote educational products and services in the Exhibit Hall. For more information, visit the Call for Exhibits information page.
Registration and payment questions:
Abstract or poster questions:
Session content questions:
Department of Education, Educational Activities
Continuing Medical Education (CME) questions: