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SHSMD 2023 Call for Proposals Is Now Closed


All submissions are currently under review. Notification will go out by June 1, 2023.

SHSMD is seeking workshop and concurrent submissions for the 2023 SHSMD “Connections” Conference from September 10-12, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, IL. Sessions will be considered for the in person event as well as a small virtual component occurring on October 20, 2023.

We are especially interested in submissions that are focused on these topics of interest, which includes innovation and cross-disciplinary topics, pandemic recovery and rebuilding as well as topics that apply to rural and all sizes of hospitals. SHSMD is also seeking content at all levels, including advanced level content for our senior level executives. Additionally, sessions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, population health, physician relations and data analytics will be key topics in our agenda. Proposals should be flexibly written so that presentations can be readily updated for potential use later in the year.

SHSMD is also seeking virtual session proposals for other online education programs during the 2023 year, including our data landscape course in July and our social media course in August.

Before submitting a proposal, please read through the submission requirements, review criteria and speaker benefits found here. Please note:

  • SHSMD will accept up to three (3) proposals per organization. Please ensure no more than three are submitted as this could reduce your chance for acceptance
  • SHSMD strongly recommends at least one presenter from a health care organization (hospital/health system or similar entity) is included in the presentation. Contact information and confirmation of that presenter’s participation is required when submitting the proposal. If you do not include a provider, please provide reasoning in your submission.
  • We are particularly interested in new formats that help members solve problems across disciplines or within one discipline. Some of these co-created solutions might be distributed to members after the event.
  • The promotion of any commercial products or services directly violates the Speaker Agreement Terms & Conditions  that all speakers must agree to during the submission process.

Click “Submit my Proposal” below to begin the submission process. First, we recommend you review the application here. This will help you gather the appropriate details before submitting online. IMPORTANT: All submissions must be submitted online by the deadline of January 17.

Abstract Portal Instructions can be found HERE.

Submit my proposal!

The deadline to submit your proposal is January 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM CT. Speakers will be notified of their submission status by June 1, or sooner, if selected for programs outside of the annual conference in September.


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