Call for Sessions Information

The Call for Sessions for the 2023 ACGME Annual Educational Conference is closed.

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 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference hosted more than 5,000 attendees from across graduate medical education (GME).

AEC 2022 Attendance Pie Chart

When does the Call for Sessions open?
The Call for Sessions typically opens in June and closes in August. Specific dates each year will be announced in the ACGME’s weekly e-Communication, on, and on the ACGME’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

Who should submit a proposal?
Members of the GME community, including designated institutional officials (DIOs), program directors, program coordinators, faculty members, hospital administration/C-Suite/leadership, institutional/GME personnel, 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 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?

  • Workshop (interactive, limited attendance)
  • Didactic Session (lecture-based, unlimited attendance)

What is needed for submission of a session proposal?

  • The bios, headshots, and presenting experience of all presenters
  • Contact information (name, degree(s), email, institution, job title, work address, phone number) for all individuals involved in the proposal; maximum of four presenters per session
    Note: All session proposals go through a blind selection process and personal identifiers will be removed from the submission when being reviewed.
  • Session title (limit to 90 characters, including spaces)
  • Session plan (lay out how session time will be used) (limit to 1,500 characters, including spaces)
  • Session description (one paragraph; limit to 1,500 characters, including spaces)
  • One to three session objectives (limit to 1,000 characters, including spaces)

More information will be available when the Call for Sessions opens for the next Annual Educational Conference.
Sample Proposal Concurrent Sessions
Sample Proposal Coordinator Forum

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Coordinator Forum:

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