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Rita M. Patel GME Leadership Conference

Date: Feb. 17 to 18, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Rita M. Patel GME Leadership Conference will be held February 17 to 18, 2021. It will be a virtual meeting. New this year, we will be hosting the Rita M. Patel Leadership Conference Poster Session on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

The general conference will be held on held on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m., with an agenda including the oral abstract plenary with a half day agenda including oral abstract presentations, plenary speakers, two dynamic workshops, and an awards presentation.

Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline:  Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST

Please see links for details on abstract submission, including format, deadlines, and examples of past abstracts.  Also please complete the COI form and the abstract tracking form.

Submit your abstract, COI form, and abstract tracking form by email to

Contact Us

For questions, please email Melinda Hamilton at or Julie McCausland at