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Did you attend AMSA's Annual Convention in New Orleans? Have a great idea for a future programming session? Know someone who would make a perfect speaker and can motivate future physicians? Submit your program submissions for consideration. Please read the abstract instructions and guidelines to ensure your application is complete.

All program abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission form. All fields must be complete in order to be considered. Deadline is June 8, 2014.

AMSA’s convention programming will offer specialized tracks that will surely be of interest to all participants. All programs are typically 50 minutes in length. The programming tracks for 2015 are:

Advocacy—intended for the budding physician-leader to learn the most innovate ways to champion and advocate for their future patients. Suggested topics could include disparities in health care access, LGBT issues, grassroots lobbying, healthcare communication and inequalities in the United States.

Career and Professional Skills Development—intended to be the one-stop shop for all physicians-in-training, regardless of where they are in their journey, to support their holistic professional development. Suggested topics include the admissions process for medical school and/or residency; reflective and technical writing workshops, including coverage of writing techniques for creating effective personal statements and CVs; learning strategies, study skills and test-taking tips; communication, team dynamics, and conflict management/resolution; selecting the right program; and career path options.

International Health—intended for global-minded individuals who see their careers expanding beyond borders. Suggested topics could include HIV/AIDS, clinical and research exchanges, health care systems abroad and medical collaboration in a global context.

Professionalism, Wellness, & Society—intended to ensure that future physicians recognize the value of professionalism and aid in the development of a healthy work-life balance. Suggested topics include ethical practices in patient care, challenges to professionalism, societal attitudes toward healthcare, diversity and workforce issues, and strategies to maintain wellness throughout life.

Public Health—intended for those interested in a broader understanding of the way the society we live in affects our health. Suggested topics could include preventive care, environmental health, obesity epidemic or caring for a multi-cultural society.

The above suggested topics are not intended to be inclusive of the programming tracks. If you have a program but are not certain to which track it belongs, please submit the abstract and let the Convention Program Selection Committee (CPSC) make that determination. 

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