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Social Mission Alliance 2024
Equity Amplified: Uniting Toward Social Mission Transformation
Call for Abstracts, Presentations and Posters

The 2024 Social Mission Alliance Conference: Equity Amplified: Uniting Toward Social Mission Transformation is an opportunity for clinical educators, administrators, clinicians, trainees, and students to engage on top issues related to health equity and social justice through health professions education. Together, we will discuss topics such as the social determinants of health, community engagement, reducing inequities, workforce diversity, and value-based health care.

The Social Mission Alliance is now accepting abstract submissions for poster, oral, and workshop presentations for the 2024 Social Mission Alliance Conference. Authors affiliated or employed by an institution that trains health professionals are welcome to submit an abstract. Click 'Submit Now' below to begin.

Submissions that include the following features are strongly preferred:
  • Co-authorship by community members and partners
  • Co-authorship with trainees (students, residents, etc.)
  • Interprofessional and/or interdisciplinary
  • Inclusive of multiple institutions
  • Innovative and/or disruptive
  • Impact-driven
Abstracts will be considered for the following session types:
  • Posters
    • Completed research projects highlighting innovative social mission work
    • In-progress research projects will be considered separately
    • Submissions by students and residents (as primary author) will be considered for the poster competition
  • Oral Presentations: (90-minute breakout session, 3-4 presentations per panel)
    • Brief 10-minute presentations on a novel program or completed research project with 15-20 minutes of group discussion. The presenter should propose questions/topics for the discussion. (Accepted abstracts will be organized by conference planners into 90-minute total breakout sessions with 2-3 other accepted abstracts).


  • 90-Minute Workshops:
    • Highly interactive workshops led by multiple facilitators that center around skill-building or problem-solving a pressing issue in social mission in health professions education
    Themes for the conference include:
    1. Transforming curriculum to meet the needs of patients and communities.
    2. Community engagement to plan, implement, and evaluate equitable solutions.
    3. Dismantling structural racism in health professions education.
    4. Health workforce transformation as a structural intervention to advance health equity.
    5. Advocacy for all: recognizing and advocating for policies and programs that promote social mission.
    6. Creating Accountability: advancing measurement, data, and research to achieve meaningful change.
    All themes relate to the social mission of health professions education. For all themes, SMA 2024 is interested in Community Partnerships to promote social mission; Disrupters such as cost of care, cost of drugs, racism, refugees, opioids, pay scale, rural; Global issues, programs, and movements; and social mission Research priorities, metrics, outcomes, programs, and community engagement.

    Examples of workshops include:
    • Providing training in a social mission-related area (e.g. community-organizing, advocacy, evaluation/research methods, etc.)
    • Hands-on experience with a social mission training tool
    • Engaging participants to advance their own social mission work (e.g. developing recruitment/admission strategy for diversity, developing health equity and leadership curriculum)
    • Engaging participants to develop/advance a social mission-related issue
    Click "Submit Now" below to begin.

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Questions? Organizer: Tracey A. Reid, CMP-HC -