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SGIM 36th Annual Meeting Announced

 , March 07, 2013

Society of General Internal Medicine Announces
36th Annual Meeting:
Celebrating Generalism: Leading Innovation and Change

Alexandria, VA--

The Society of General Internal Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting will be held April 24-27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. The 2013 SGIM annual meeting will be a celebration of all the things that make generalism the most diverse, inspiring and rewarding discipline in medicine.  As generalists, we have broad interests spanning innumerable areas within practice, research, education, policy, and beyond.  As such, we are ideally positioned to be leaders of innovation and change for our patients, our institutions, and for healthcare nationally and globally.  The 2013 meeting will be an excellent venue for generalists to showcase innovation, share new discoveries, identify opportunities for collaboration, develop relationships, and build networks.  We enthusiastically welcome submissions pertaining to all topics of interest to generalists in the broadest sense.  This year, in keeping with the meeting theme, special emphasis will be placed upon leadership, especially the development of emerging leaders within generalism.

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend all aspects of the meeting.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Inaugural Year for SGIM TEACH Certification – Teaching Educators Across the Continuum of Healthcare: Focuses junior clinical educators on teaching skills and offers quality instruction and assessment with tangible outcomes (sessions offered throughout the annual meeting)
  • ACLGIM Leon Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute: Advancing the Value of GIM.  Wednesday, April 24 (8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Get Better Faster! Quality Improvement Skills for Reliable Care: Teaching participants the structure and tools to drive rapidly-paced improvement projects.  Wednesday, April 24 (8:00am-5:00pm) Expanded Clinical Vignette Presentation Options: Participants can join several clinical vignette walking poster tours or sit in on the new Vign-Dates (part vignette, part clinical update and all centered around a common theme)

Notable Speakers and Plenary Sessions:

  • Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP: Professor of Medicine and Health Services Research, Chief, General Internal Medicine, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research, Director, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, Medical College of Wisconsin. Thursday Opening Plenary Session 9:00-11:00am – Presidential Address
  • Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP: President and CEO, Professor of Internal Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Senior Health Policy Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry; Professor of Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Friday Plenary Session 9:30-11:00am – 2013 Malcolm L. Peterson Honor Lecture
  • Catherine Reinis Lucey, MD: Vice Dean for Education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Friday Awards Luncheon Keynote 1:00-3:00pm
  • Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP: Group Director, Seamless Care Models, Center for Medicine and Medicaid Innovations, CMS, DHHS.  Saturday Plenary Session 9:00-10:30am 
  • Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH - Tenth Annual Distinguished Professor Program in Geriatrics 
  • Stephen Taplin, MD, MPH - Fourth Annual Distinguished Professor Program in Cancer Research 
  • Karen Freund, MD, MPH - Sixth Annual Distinguished Professor Program in Women’s Health

Who presenters are: Doctors and other health care professionals responsible for teaching general internal medicine to the next generation of physicians. Most combine teaching with taking care of patients in clinical practices and/or research about medical treatment.  For more information on SGIM or for a schedule of the events, please visit


SGIM is a member-based international association of over 3,300 of the world’s leading academic general internists, who are dedicated to improving access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminating health care disparities and enhancing medical education. The members of the Society advance the practice of medicine through their commitment to providing comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective care to adults, educating the next generation of outstanding physicians, and conducting cutting-edge research to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes of all patients.

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