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The Call for Sessions for the 2025 ACGME Annual Educational Conference is closed.


Join the ACGME and the GME community at the conference, February 20-22, 2025, in Nashville, Tennessee!


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 2024 ACGME Annual Educational Conference hosted more than 4,400 attendees from across graduate medical education (GME).

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  • Designated Institutional Officials (DIO)
  • Educational Researchers
  • Faculty Members
  • GME Directors
  • GME Support Staff Members (Non-Program Coordinator Role)
  • Hospital Administration/C-Suite/Leadership
  • Institutional Coordinators/Administrators/Managers
  • Program Coordinators/Administrator/Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Residents/Fellows
  • Other roles in GME

When does the Call for Sessions open?
The Call for Sessions submission portal opens in May for the next year’s conference. Specific dates each year will be announced in the ACGME’s weekly e-Communication, on, 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 should consider submitting a session proposal. Sessions are typically submitted by DIOs, faculty members, hospital administration/C-suite/leaders, institutional coordinators/administrators, program directors, program coordinators, residents, and fellows.

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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 topics related to GME best practices and innovations.

Proposals should be engaging and display creativity and novel approaches 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 (fully interactive, limited attendance)
  • Didactic session (lecture-based but with interactive elements, unlimited attendance)

What is needed for submission of a session proposal?

  • The bios, headshots, and presenting experience of all presenters.
  • Contact information for each presenter (name, degree(s), email, institution, job title, work address, work and mobile phone numbers); maximum of four presenters per session.
    Note: All session proposals go through a blind selection process, but personal identifiers should be removed from the submission in the areas below.
  • A session title – create a clear and direct title so that people will know what to expect from your session. (limit 90 characters, including spaces)
  • A session plan – describe the learning plan and activity timeline. (limit 1,500 characters, including spaces)
  • Session objectives – list up to three session objectives. (limit 1,500 characters, including spaces)
  • A session description – create a compelling description that tells people why they should attend the session, why the topic is significant in GME, and what they will get out of the session. Include a brief summary of your session objectives. (One paragraph; limit 1,500 characters, including spaces)
  • If submitting a proposal for a concurrent session: identify up to three topics from the suggested topics list on the conference website that align with the content of the proposed session.
  • Identify the target audience based on attendee role or job title for concurrent submissions and based on coordinator type and experience for Coordinator Forum submissions.

AEC Attendees Collaborating

More information will be available when the Call for Sessions opens for the 2026 Annual Educational Conference.

Sample Proposal Annual Educational Conference Concurrent Sessions
Sample Proposal Coordinator Forum

Direct questions to:
Annual Educational Conference:
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:

Exhibitor questions: