Learning Communities Institute AnnuAL Meeting

Submit your proposal for the Learning Communities Institute Annual Meeting

We enthusiastically invite you to submit research projects, creative ideas, and skills development efforts that pertain to learning communities for presentation at this year’s Learning Communities Institute (LCI) Annual Meeting in New York City to be held September 28-30, 2018, hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

This year, we are excited to announce that we are soliciting manuscripts for a Special Collection of the Journal of Medical Education and Curriculum Development devoted to Learning Communities in Medical Education.  Although it is not necessary to submit an abstract to the LCI Annual Meeting to be considered for this Special Collection, we would like to invite you to indicate during your submission if you would like to be considered for submitting a full manuscript to this journal.  You will then be contacted by one of the Guest Editors for this collection with further instructions.

Every year, the LCI meeting provides an opportunity to connect with and learn from like-minded faculty members, students, and staff who are actively involved in their own learning community (or are building one). We encourage you to share this email with anyone involved in learning communities at your institution, including faculty, staff and students. We especially invite abstract submissions from students and staff (and encourage faculty members to include students and staff as collaborators). 

We are accepting abstracts in the following categories:

  • Foundational Skills (e.g. feedback, clinical skills teaching, mentoring/advising)
  • Innovations (e.g. wellness, peer mentoring, students as teachers, community building
  • Research / Outcomes

Presentation formats:

  • Workshops (90 minute interactive sessions) 
  • Oral Presentations / Posters (traditional brief oral presentations and poster session)
  • Tools-of-the-Trade (for sharing of useful tools)
Submit your abstract 

Click here to submit your proposal. This link will take you to our submission portal, which will open in a new window. 

The deadline for submission for all abstracts and awards is Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5pm Pacific time. 

Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 25, 2018. 

Please email Sunny Smith at sdsmith@ucsd.edu with any questions about the submission process. 

Young Investigators Award (YIA)

We encourage those who qualify to submit their abstract for consideration for the Joel and Ellen Gordon Young Investigators Award (YIA), given to a student, resident, or faculty member within the first five years after completing training (this can be done from the abstract submission site above).


This award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of learning communities in medical education. This year's award will be conveyed at the Learning Communities Institute Annual Meeting September, 2018 in New York City. Click here for more information.