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SHM Converge 2025 Call for Speaker & Topic Proposals

Welcome to the Society of Hospital Medicine's Speaker & Topic Proposals submission site for SHM Converge 2025. SHM Converge 2025 will be held April 22 - 25, 2025 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our goal is to offer providers essential resources to complement their work and grow their expertise in hospital medicine.

Submission Types
The Submission Types for this year's Call for Speaker & Topic Proposals are explained in detail below. The goal is to incorporate new content and presenters through a more streamlined review process. Please review the recently updated submission guidelines before creating your proposal to ensure you are following the specified requirements.

Formal Submission Types:

These submission types are intended to have you as the main speaker. They will be reviewed under a scoring rubric and will receive official acceptances from the Annual Conference Committee (ACC). Please refer to the Track Descriptions document to get more information about the session track options you can select within these submission types.

New this year, we are looking for qualified, inspirational, and motivational speakers who can address innovative approaches to healthcare. If you are a keynote speaker interested in presenting at SHM Converge, this is the submission type for you.

NEW! Formal Keynote Submission
  • Sessions are 45 - 60 minutes.
    • Speaker Eligibility
      • Only 1 speaker is permitted.
      • *Speaker will receive complimentary conference registration, travel/hotel expense coverage and honorarium all set within specified limit (official amount provided once speaker is accepted).

Formal Didactic
  • Sessions are 50 minutes (40 minutes for lecture & 10 minutes for Q&A).
    • Speaker Eligibility
      • Typically 1 speaker with special exceptions occasionally made to include 2. (You as the main speaker, a co-speaker will be chosen at the ACC's discretion)
        • If an accepted speaker is not currently a member of SHM, they will be required to become one prior to the conference.
        • Speaker may not submit more than 3 proposals.
        • Speaker may not present in more than 2 sessions.
        • *Speakers in sessions with 2 or fewer presenters will receive a travel stipend and complimentary main conference registration.

    Formal Workshop
    • Sessions are 90 minutes.
      • Speaker Eligibility
        • Up to 4 speakers permitted. You, the submitter, will be considered the main speaker in the workshop. 1-3 co-speakers should be added to your proposal under the Speaker Information task.
          • If an accepted speaker is not currently a member of SHM, they will be required to become one prior to the conference.
          • Speaker may not submit more than 3 proposals.
          • Speaker may not present in more than 2 sessions.
          • The ACC advises that at least 1 workshop speaker be at the junior level to promote career growth and opportunity.
          • *All speakers will receive 50% off of main conference registration only. Travel costs will not be reimbursed.

    Informal Submission Types:

    These submissions will have no official acceptance or declination notifications sent out, however the ACC may reach out for further details about your submission.

    Informal Submissions
    • Informal submissions are for anyone who is interested in submitting a topic idea or a session with a speaker idea that they would like to see at SHM Converge 2025 or future conferences. These are simply ideas that the ACC can consider when choosing content for the Annual Conference, but do not request official learning objectives and speaker specifics that a formal submission requires.


    Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
    Hospitalists are charged with treating individuals at their most vulnerable moments, when being respected as a whole person is crucial to advance patients’ healing and wellness. Within our workforce, diversity is a strength in all its forms, which helps us learn about the human experience, grow as leaders, and ultimately create a respectful environment for all regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, appearance, or ability. To this end, the Society of Hospital Medicine will work to eliminate health disparities for our patients and foster inclusive and equitable cultures across our care teams and institutions with the goal of moving medicine and humanity forward.


    Key Dates

    Submissions for SHM Converge 2025 opens for all submission types. Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    Submissions for SHM Converge 2025 closes for all submission types. Monday, May 6, 2024
    (11:59 PM ET)
    Acceptance Notifications to be sent to Formal Keynote, Formal Didactic and Formal Workshop submissions only.

    The end of September 2024


    Proposal Submission Reference Documents:

    Should you have any questions about your submission,
    please contact Brittany Evans and Hayleigh Scott at
    Thank you for your participation!

    Please note, even if you have submitted to a proposal in previous years, you will still need to create a new account by clicking Join Now below to start your submission for Converge 2025.

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