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HM21 Call for Speaker & Topic Proposals

Welcome to the Society of Hospital Medicine's Speaker & Topic Proposals submission site for Hospital Medicine 2021 (HM21). HM21 will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 4-7, 2021. Our goal every year is to offer healthcare providers with the resources they need to enhance their work and move their education in hospital medicine towards a higher level of excellence.

Please note, HM20 which was set to take place in April 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As much of HM20's content was not able to be presented, there will be a portion of the conference content carried over to be presented at HM21. Due to this, there will be limited accepted submissions from HM21's Call for Speaker and Topic Proposals. We encourage all those who are interested to please still submit your proposals as speaker commitments can change as well as updated information is needed to be presented at HM21.

NEW!
This year, SHM is introducing New Submission Types for HM21's Call for Speaker & Topic Proposals. The goal of these new submission types is to incorporate new content and presenters while resulting in a more streamlined review process. The submission types are now broken out into two main groups, Formal and Informal. There are 3 different Formal Submission types and 2 different Informal Submission types. See below for further details:

Formal Submission Types:
  • Formal Didactic
    • This submission type is intended to have you as the main speaker. This submission will be reviewed under a scoring rubric and will receive official acceptances from the Annual Conference Committee (ACC).
      • Typically these sessions are 40 minutes in length. Please see Track Descriptions at the bottom of this page to get more information about track lengths appropriate for your submission type.
      • There will be 1-2 speakers only. (You as the main speaker, the co-speaker will be chosen at the ACC's discretion as done in the past)
      • All speakers will receive 1 night hotel (up to 2 speakers total), travel to and from the conference and complimentary main conference registration.
  • Formal Didactic Panel
    • This submission type is intended to have you as the main speaker. This submission will be reviewed under a scoring rubric and will receive official acceptances from the Annual Conference Committee (ACC).
      • Typically these sessions are 40-60 minutes in length. Please see Track Descriptions at the bottom of this page to get more information about track lengths appropriate for your submission type. (Session length will be decided by the ACC).
      • There will be up to 3-4 speakers only. (You as the main speaker, the co-speakers will be chosen at the ACC's discretion as done in the past)
      • All speakers will receive complimentary main conference registration only. No other benefits will be provided.
  • Formal Workshop
    • This submission type is intended to have you as the main speaker. This submission will be reviewed under a scoring rubric and will receive official acceptances from the Annual Conference Committee (ACC).
      • Sessions will be 90 minutes in length.
      • There will be up to 4 speakers total permitted in each Workshop session. 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.
      • All speakers will receive 50% off of main conference registration only. No other benefits will be provided.

    Informal Submission Types:
  • Informal Topic Submission
    • Informal Topic Submissions are for anyone who is interested in submitting a session idea that they would want to see presented at HM21 or future conferences. These are simply ideas that the ACC can consider when choosing content for the Annual Conference, it does not request official learning objectives, speakers or audience takeaways that a formal submission requires.
    • 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 with Speaker Submission
    • Informal Topic with Speaker Submissions are for anyone who is interested in submitting a session idea with a specific speaker that they would want to see presented at HM21 or future conferences. These are simply ideas that the ACC can consider when choosing content for the Annual Conference, it does not request official learning objectives or audience takeaways that a formal submission requires.
    • These submissions will have no official acceptance or declination notifications sent out, however the ACC may reach out for further details about your submission.
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    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.

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    Key Dates

    Submissions for HM21 open for all submission types. Monday, Februrary 17, 2020
    Submissions for HM21 close for all submission types. DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED
    Monday, May 18, 2020
    Acceptance Notifications for sessions to be sent to Formal Didactic, Formal Didactic Panel and Formal Workshop submissions only.

    August 2020

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    Below you will find the Formal Didactic and Formal Workshop Guidelines, as well as track descriptions.


    Should you have any questions about your submission, please contact Brittany Evans at bevans@hospitalmedicine.org or Hayleigh Scott at hscott@hospitalmedicine.org. Thank you for your participation!

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