Call for Presentations


“Peering into the Looking Glass”: Professionalism and Professional Identity Formation in Health Professions Education

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Feb. 23 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Feb. 24 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Feb. 25 (all EST)

Twitter #MCGConf2021PIF

“Peering into the Looking Glass":

Professionalism & Professional Identity Formation in Health Professions Education

We are bringing together scholars, practitioners, leaders, and learners to explore and advance our understanding and the study of professionalism and professional identity formation in the health professions.

This Twitter-hosted Conference is sponsored by the Education Innovation Institute (EII) of the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University.

Submissions Welcome - DeadlinE December 14

 Submit your presentation today for our inaugural Medical Education Conference hosted on Twitter.

Send your 200 word abstract to Joslyn Richards ( by November 30th.

We will notify presenters of their abstract’s status by January 18, 2021.

Examples of Topics We're Looking for:

  • Professionalism & diversity
  • Curricular innovations to support professional identity formation (PIF)
  • Unintended influences of curricula on PIF
  • Social contracts with society
  • Professional and unprofessional behavior among learners and professionals
  • The intersection of professionalism and values
  • The hidden curriculum’s influence on PIF and professionalism
  • PIF in practicing health professionals

Presentation Format: twitter icon

Each author will present their topic in a 10-15 Tweet thread over a 15 minute scheduled time slot followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion over Twitter.

Presentations may involve text, links, and multi-media (images, gifs, videos, etc.). 

They must be well planned and prepared. Even after the allotted time, the conversation can and often does continue.

A Presenter’s Guide with technical tips and guidance will be available for all presenters (and participants).

Diverse Methodological Approaches Welcome



Action Research and Program Evaluation


Commentary and Analysis

The Canadian Medical Education Journal (CMEJ) will publish accepted abstracts on-line before the conference.

Abstract Reviewers Needed!


We will de-identify all abstracts before we send them to reviewers.

Reviewers will score abstracts based on the following rubric:

We reserve the right to choose abstracts based on multiple criteria, such as the reviews (with score), available space in the conference, and diversity of the presentations.

Join the Conference On Twitter

We designed this conference conducted on Twitter based on successful models in other disciplines and on our own conference on professional identity formation held in February (#MCGconf2021PIF). We hope you take this opportunity to share your scholarship with the international health professions education community in this new way.

We are committed to ensuring that our presenters and their audiences are treated with respect as they participate in our conference. We reserve the right to take action if we determine that any presenter or audience member is exhibiting disrespect or harassing another conference participant. Find our full 'Code of Conduct' in our Presenter’s Guide. 

Access the Presenter's Guide

Thank you to our Conference Dignitaries: Dean David Hess, MD, EVP & Vice-Dean Doug Miller, MDCM, MBA


Send your 200 word abstract to Joslyn Richards ( by December 14th. We will notify presenters of their abstract’s status by January 18, 2021.

All presenters must register for the conference and pay a minimum fee of $35. Participants not presenting should also register for which the minimum fee is $0.00.

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To help offset our expenses, we will provide options for both presenters and participants to choose to pay more based on ability to pay and personal appraisal of the value of the conference. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Marcel D’Eon, Director, EII (

Contact Us

Marcel F. D’Eon, PhD, Director
Joslyn Richards, Conference Administrator