SHM 2010 Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Competition
Abstract Submission Guidelines
You will be able to submit your abstract starting on Monday, September 14th, 2009 at
9:00am EST. Please check the SHM website for the link to the submission site starting
on September 14th.
Official Rules for the Competition
Eligibility: SHM is accepting abstract submissions in three categories: research, innovations, and
clinical vignettes. Abstract submissions are eligible if they have not been published in a peer reviewed
journal prior to December 31, 2009. Submissions presented at SHM regional meetings or other
organizations’ meetings (eg. SGIM, ACP) within the past year are eligible for submission.
SHM welcomes and encourages abstracts that demonstrate the use of SHM tools and QI resources. For
more information on SHM resources, please visit www.hospitalmedicine.org, quality improvement
resource rooms and tools. Abstracts that highlight an SHM-developed tool or resource room may not
be eligible for the RIV competition but may be highlighted in another venue.
Author Eligibility: The primary author should be an SHM member in good standing. Co-authors or
residents as primary authors need not be SHM members unless they are selected to present the poster
at the Annual Meeting, at which time they will be expected to become an SHM member. If you have
any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com.
Monday, December 7th, 2009, 10:00pm EST.
Abstract Selection: Abstracts will be blinded and reviewed by a panel of RIV judges. Each category of
the competition (research, innovations, and clinical vignettes) will be reviewed separately. Although
you may submit your abstract in one of the three categories (research, innovations and clinical
vignettes), your abstract may be judged in a different category at the discretion of the RIV Committee.
The judges will select the abstracts for participation in the RIV Poster Competition at th