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.
The 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference hosted more than 4,000 attendees from across graduate medical education (GME).
When does the Call for Sessions open?
The Call for Sessions submission portal opens in May for the upcoming year’s conference. Specific dates each year will be announced in the ACGME’s weekly e-Communication, on www.acgme.org, and on the ACGME’s social media accounts.
Session proposals are solicited for the Annual Educational Conference’s concurrent sessions and for the Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course. Coordinator-specific content should be submitted for the Coordinator Forum Full-Day Course; content applicable to all members of the GME community should be submitted for the Annual Educational Conference concurrent sessions.
Who should submit a proposal?
Members of the GME community who manage programs or institutions or educate residents and fellows. Sessions are typically submitted by DIOs, faculty members, hospital administration/C-suite/leadership, institutional coordinators/administration, program directors, program coordinators, residents, and fellows.
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 best practices and innovations.
Proposals should be engaging 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?
What is needed for submission of a session proposal?
More information will be available when the Call for Sessions opens for the 2025 Annual Educational Conference.
Sample Proposal Annual Educational Conference Concurrent Sessions
Sample Proposal Coordinator Forum
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.
Registration and payment questions:
Abstract or poster questions:
Session content questions:
Department of Education, Educational Activities
Continuing Medical Education (CME) questions: