IME Online Conference 2021

Submit Your Abstract

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
FOR WORKSHOPS AND EXEMPLARS:
Monday, September 14, 2020 | 11:59 pm PDT

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
FOR INNOVATIONS AND COOL IDEAS:
Monday October 5, 2020 | 11:59 pm PDT


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Submission Directions:

  • The list of abstract categories is below and includes: Workshops, Curricular Exemplars, Innovations, and Cool Ideas. Click on the link in the category to access the submission form.
  • Abstracts may not include any figures or tables.
  • All abstracts must adhere to the character limit for each section (limits include spaces).
  • We welcome presentations of Innovations and Cool Ideas from student groups. However, each project must have a faculty mentor. Include any faculty mentor names in the complete author list for the abstract and enter an asterisk (*) before the mentor names.
  • Please make sure you have the final proposal, all author information, and biosketches ready before you begin the submission process. You will NOT be able to save and return to an incomplete submission. All submissions are final. If you need to make changes to your already submitted proposals, you may do so by starting a new submission process. If multiple submissions are made under the same abstract title, we will take the most recent one as the final submission to be reviewed.
  • Although you may type your abstract directly into the online submission form, it is strongly recommended that you copy and paste it from a word processing document. IMPORTANT: Make sure you count characters including spaces before you copy and paste into the submission form text boxes. If you paste too many characters, the text will be cut off mid-word at the character maximum.
  • Click below to access the submission form for the category of your choice.

The 2021 IME Conference is seeking submissions in the following categories:

1. Interactive Skill-Building Workshops
Click here for more information and to submit your Workshop abstract

Workshops must be led by a faculty member or administrator. All workshops will be delivered online using Zoom or a similar interactive meeting space with polling, chat, breakout rooms, and technical support. Plan for a 60- to 90-minute time slot. Skill-building workshops must include interactive small group activities and be intended for medical educators. It is expected that presenters will be proficient or expert in the topic of the session; expertise should be reflected in the biosketches.

2. Curricular Exemplars (with outcome data from a minimum of two groups of learners prior to February 2021)
Click here for more information and to submit your Curricular Exemplar abstract

Curricular Exemplars must be led by a faculty member or administrator. This category provides the opportunity for programs that have developed innovative curricula to share a Curricular Exemplar in a 30-minute online oral session. The curriculum will typically be one that tackles an advanced competency or current issue. To be considered a curricular exemplar, the “new” curriculum should be one that has been administered on at least two occasions with data from at least two groups of learners. All exemplar curricula should be soundly based in learning principles, utilize interactive learning, and be designed to meet a specific need. Exemplars that have program evaluation data at more than one level (reaction, learning, behavior, impact) are likely to receive the highest ratings (based on the review criteria).

3. Innovations with outcome data (works in progress or completed innovations with data from at least one implementation prior to February 2021)
Click here for more information and to submit your Innovation abstract

This category represents innovative educational research, curriculum interventions, and quality improvement projects transferrable beyond the institution where implemented. Research studies should be grounded in a theoretical framework. Curricular innovations should be soundly based on learning principles and be designed to meet a specific local or national need. The abstract must include complete or partial outcome results to show the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of the innovation. Most innovations will be presented in a virtual poster session; however, the top abstracts (based on the review criteria) will be offered the opportunity to be presented in an oral presentation session. Student submissions are welcome, but the author list must include a faculty mentor.

4. Cool Ideas without outcome data (by the submission deadline)
Click here for more information and to submit your Cool Idea abstract

This category includes a broad range of educational innovations that may or may not have been implemented but which the author is willing to share with others. All Cool Ideas should be soundly based on learning principles and designed to meet a specific need. Most Cool Ideas will be presented at a virtual poster session; however, the top abstracts (based on the review criteria) will be offered the opportunity to be presented in an oral presentation session and receive an award of Best of Cool Ideas. Student submissions are welcome, but the author list must include a faculty mentor.

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