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IME Submission Information

IME submissions showcase innovative scholarly activities in medical education that are currently in progress or that have been completed. The hallmark of an innovation is that the idea is new and meets an important need in medical education. Projects for submission include, among others, the development, implementation, or evaluation of innovative courses, curricula, assessments, simulations, virtual patients, resources, Web-based tools, or interdisciplinary collaborations. Projects may be presented without complete evaluation data. 

IME sessions are designed to stimulate collaboration and creative thinking among meeting attendees. Authors are required to identify their submission as belonging to one or more descriptive submission categories from the list below. Submissions may optionally include a website URL that reviewers and conference participants can use to access online resources such as a course syllabus, assessment instrument, implementation guide, or complete Web-based course. This URL must be accessible to the public, or guest login information must be provided and valid for at least two weeks after the last day of the conference. The URL will count in word/character counts. Except for submissions tagged as Web innovations, the content of this URL will not be considered in submission decisions. For Web-based education submissions, reviewers will access the URL if provided and will consider the website as part of the review process; Web innovations without a URL will be judged solely on the submitted text.

IME Submission Structure

Innovations in Medical Education submissions should be organized as follows:

• Needs and objectives
• Setting and participants
• Description
• Evaluation
• Discussion / reflection / lessons learned
• Online resource URL (optional)

IME Submission Categories

IME submissions must identify a minimum of one and a maximum of two categories:

• Continuing education (CME)
• Curriculum development
• Learner assessment
• Medical student education (UGME)
• Patient safety
• Postgraduate education (GME)
• Professionalism
• Program administration
• Program evaluation
• Quality improvement
• Simulation-based education
• Teaching pedagogy/learning theory
• Teams
• Web-based education

IME Presentation and Poster Session Times

There is only one IME oral presentation session. It is on Thursday during session A: 1:00-2:30 pm.

There is only one IME poster session. It is on Friday during Session C: 11:30-1:00.

These presentation times are not negotiable if your submission is accepted for presentation.

Already schedule to present? The schedule cannot be adjusted to support an IME presentation. If you are already scheduled to present in either sessions  A or C, do not identify yourself as the presenting author of an IME submission.