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SHM Converge 2024 Call for Speaker & Topic Proposals

Welcome to the Society of Hospital Medicine's Speaker & Topic Proposals submission site for SHM Converge 2024. SHM Converge 2024 will be held April 12 - 15, 2024 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. 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 didactic and workshop 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.

Formal Didactic
  • Sessions are 50 minutes (40 minutes for lecture & 10 minutes for Q&A).
  • 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)
  • Speakers in sessions with 2 or fewer presenters will receive a travel stipend and complimentary main conference registration.

Formal Didactic Panel
  • Sessions are 50-60 minutes.
  • Up to 4 speakers permitted. (You as the main speaker, co-speakers will be chosen at the ACC's discretion)
  • All speakers will receive complimentary main conference registration only. Travel costs will not be reimbursed.
Formal Workshop
  • Sessions are 90 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Submitters may submit no more than two workshop entries in each category as the main author/presenter.
  • 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 Topic & Informal Topic with Speaker Submissions
  • Informal Topic & Informal Topic with Speaker Submissions are for anyone who is interested in submitting a session idea that they would want to see at SHM Converge 2024 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 2024 opens for all submission types. Monday, February 20, 2023
Submissions for SHM Converge 2024 closes for all submission types. Monday, May 1, 2023
(11:59 PM ET)
Acceptance Notifications to be sent to Formal Didactic, Formal Didactic Panel and Formal Workshop submissions only.

The end of September 2023


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 2024.

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Questions? Meeting Planner: Hayleigh Scott -