In the March issue, SGIM Forum shares important Society updates. LeRoi Hicks, SGIM President, highlights a #SGIM23 milestone worth celebrating: this annual meeting boasts the highest number of Round 2 submissions since before the COVID-19 Pandemic – and this year represents the second-highest number of abstract submissions for any SGIM national meeting over the past 20 years! Eric Bass, SGIM CEO, and William Tierney, Chair of SGIM’s Philanthropy Committee, offer special thanks to participants in SGIM’s Forging Our Future Program from 2022. Stella, et al., present a call to action on advocacy at the intersection of housing and health for SGIM members: follow the #HousingIsHealthCare social media campaign, in part the result of a partnership between the 2023 SGIM Program Committee, led by Co-Chairs Shelly-Ann Fluker and Milda Saunders, and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The campaign will offer to SGIM members a variety of opportunities to learn, engage, and participate in housing-health
advocacy in conjunction with the annual meeting.
Promoting physician well-being remains a keystone in our daily work and lives. Mark Linzer and Sara Poplau give an overview of the ways that SGIM, its members and leaders are long-standing influencers of nationwide efforts to improve physician well-being. Tiffany Leung, SGIM Forum Editor, ponders the importance of addressing digital well-being for physicians and trainees.
Also, curricular and professional development innovations are essential to continuous adaptation to new methods, paradigms, or technologies in support of medical education. Riley Lipschitz, et al., describe their undergraduate medical education curricular innovation, the Practical Population Health curriculum, that aims to build a bridge from population health theory to high value, clinical practice. Marika Alois describes motivations for developing a longitudinal Integrative Medicine curriculum for undergraduate medical education, including enhancing quality of care and patient safety. Sarah Kurz, et al., discuss best practices for developing medication for opiod use disorder workforce in primary care training. Juan Lessing, et al., reflect on the lessons learned from their combined Mountain West and New England regional meetings, sharing the benefits of virtual meetings and potential opportunities for hybrid models for hosting meetings.