Call for Abstracts Information


The Call for Abstracts for the 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference is closed.

2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference Abstracts

Each year the ACGME solicits abstract proposals to be shared as posters at the Annual Educational Conference. Below is key information for those considering submitting an abstract proposal.

When does the Call for Abstracts open?
The Call for Abstracts opens in late August and closes early October each year. Dates will be announced in the ACGME’s weekly e-Communication and on, as well as on the ACGME’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

Who should submit an abstract?
The ACGME Annual Educational Conference is designed to educate designated institutional officials (DIOs), program directors, coordinators, residents/fellows, faculty members, hospital administrators, and others in GME. The forementioned roles in GME are encouraged to submit an abstract.

What topics are you looking for?
Abstracts should focus on research or innovations in the areas of: accreditation; assessment; well-being; diversity, equity, and inclusion; teaching methodologies; resident/fellow training and development; crisis management; current issues in medicine and medical education; and other GME-related research and innovations in the clinical learning environment. We particularly encourage outcomes-based research and evaluation.

What are the criteria for selection?
Abstracts must include all of the following to be considered:

  1. Contact information for each author
    Note: All abstract proposals go through a blind selection process and personal identifiers will be removed from submission when being reviewed.

  2. Is the project innovation- or research-focused?
    Research Abstracts include completed studies or investigations, with measurable results, that offer new conclusions that contribute to GME research and practice.

    Innovation Abstracts include completed programs, projects, or strategies, with measurable results, that share best practices and practical insights with the GME community.

  3. Abstract title (limit is 150 characters total, including spaces)

  4. Background, Objectives, Methods, Results/Outcomes/Improvements, Significance/Implications/Relevance. (There are five sections; each section is limited to 1,000 characters total, including spaces) Note: No charts, tables, or graphs will be accepted with the submission.

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

  5. References (optional)

When are the posters presented?
The Marvin R. Dunn Poster Reception and Exhibitor Kick-Off takes place Thursday evening of the conference. At least one author of an accepted abstract must be available to discuss the poster during the reception. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference to be viewed by attendees on their own time.

Do authors representing a poster need to register for the conference?
All authors representing a poster must register for the conference.

More information will be available when the Call for Abstracts opens for the next Annual Educational Conference.
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