SHSMD 2022 Call for Proposals

2022 Call for Proposals for the SHSMD "Connections" Conference is now closed.

  • Speakers will be notified of their submission status by June 1, or sooner, if selected for programs outside of the annual conference in September.
  • If you are interested in being notified once our 2023 Call for Proposals for the SHSMD Connections Conference opens, please fill out this sign-up sheet.
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The SHSMD Call for Proposals seeks workshop and concurrent submissions for the annual SHSMD “Connections” Conference. Sessions are considered for the in person event as well as a small virtual component that occurs after the conference.

We are especially interested in submissions that are focused on these topics of interest, among each conference track, plus the following themes: cross-disciplinary topics such as emerging health care trends and health care policy, advocacy and regulations, topics related to pandemic recovery and rebuilding, sessions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, and take-aways applicable for rural and different sized hospitals. Proposals should be flexibly written so that presentations can be readily updated for potential use later in the year.

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 SHSMD Code of Conduct that all speakers must agree to during the submission process.



COVID-19 Update

Health care leaders work every day to ensure the safety of their patients and teams, and AHA prioritizes the same goal—your health and safety. The AHA continuously monitors local, state, and federal guidelines and determines safety protocols and requirements for all face-to-face events. Additional details on safety protocols will be provided closer to the start date of the SHSMD Connections Annual Conference.

By registering, you acknowledge that you will follow the current health and safety protocols established by the AHA for the SHSMD Connections Annual Conference and abide by the applicable CDC and local guidelines. Should you fail to observe any of our protocols, SHSMD may remove you from the Event without a refund.

Please find the latest updates and resources on COVID-19 from the AHA.