2019 Academic Internal Medicine Week

Call for Poster Abstracts

Submitting authors will be notified of the status of their poster abstract review in January 2019.

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) invites the submission of research and programmatic innovation poster abstracts for Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019 (April 14–17 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA).

Research poster abstracts should include background or introductory information, aim, methods, the results of the research, and a brief discussion or conclusion.

Programmatic innovation poster abstracts should include a description of how the problem was identified and explored, a description of the innovation, results to date, and the final discussion, reflection, and lessons learned from the innovation. Tips and tools or works in progress are considered programmatic innovations.

For additional information about the poster abstract format, please review the Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019 Poster Abstract Guidelines.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the appropriate program planning committees. Programmatic innovations poster abstracts will be rated on potential interest to members, practicality of implementation, likelihood of sustainability, and the effect on the submitters’ programs.  Research poster abstracts will be rated on the research study design, generalizability to other internal medicine programs, and how novel the findings are.

All accepted poster abstract submitters are expected to participate in the Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019 Poster Reception Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.  

Please note, AAIM does not waive registration fees or reimburse expenses for accepted poster presenters.

The submission deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018. Submitting authors will be notified in January 2019.

If you have questions about poster abstract submission, please contact the Conference & Meetings Team at (703) 341-4540 or educationalprograms@im.org

Poster Abstract Guidelines

Tips for a Successful Poster Abstract

  • Keep poster abstract titles brief and to the point.
  • Use title case for poster abstract titles (ex. A Novel Curriculum for Systems-Based Practice); do not use all capital letters.
  • Poster abstracts that present clinical studies or clinical research out of the context of student, resident, or fellowship education or programmatic innovation will not be reviewed.
  • Poster abstract descriptions should be no longer than 350 words. 

Listing authors

  • List the first and last name of ALL authors. 
  • List institutional affiliations for ALL authors.
  • Provide email addresses for ALL authors.


  • Single space all text in the body of the poster abstract.
  • Check and re-check all spelling, punctuation, and data for accuracy. Although accepted authors will have the opportunity to edit their poster abstracts, if they do not have any changes, AAIM will publish the poster abstracts as they are received.
  • Beware of formatting in the body of the poster abstract. Formatted text (bold and italics) or special characters may not transmit properly.
  • Do not include graphic aids such as charts, tables, or graphs as these may affect the format of the poster abstract submission.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, November 9, 2018.