Submission deadline has been extended to Wed MAY 15th @ 11:59pm PST


Abstract Submission Guidelines:

The CLIC 2019 Scientific Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original research-based work. Abstracts will be considered for oral, poster, personally arranged learning sessions (PeArLs) or workshop presentations in the CLIC 2019 Program.

The global theme of this year’s conference is Disruption and our motto is The Future of Medicine Meets Here. With this in mind, the Scientific Committee is especially interested in high-quality submissions that move beyond the now and explore innovative structures, pedagogy or experiences.

Abstracts will be chosen by a panel of experts from the Scientific Committee on the basis of originality and scientific merit. We thank you in advance for your interest and participation in CLIC 2019 and look forward to your submissions.


Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts from a variety of innovative areas and aspects of medical education related to longitudinal integrated clerkships. Specifically, abstracts should be submitted in one or more of the following categories:

  • New LIC
  • Sustainability/Expansion of Existing LIC
  • Assessment
  • Interprofessional/Team-Based Care
  • Community Engagement
  • Future Directions and Educational Theory in LIC
  • Impact
  • Administrative Perspectives


Oral Presentations:

Oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes. This will include 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

Poster Presentations:

Posters will be separated into themes, with each theme being allocated a poster session of 30 minutes. Authors will be required to stand by their poster during their allocated session time. After all authors have provided a 2 minute presentation on their poster, delegates will be encouraged to browse the poster area and ask questions.

Personally Arranged Learning Sessions (PeArLs):

PeArLs will be allocated 45 minutes (5-minute presentation + 40 minutes discussion). PeArLs will be limited to 3 concise presentation slides. PeArLS allow presenters to introduce a challenge or a dilemma to the other participants and benefit from collective problem solving from the group. They allow an opportunity for those who are developing ideas, those who are taking ideas from development into implementation and those who are planning evaluation of their ideas, to share, discuss and gain insight into their positions by tapping into the wisdom and experience of others.


Workshops will be allocated 90 minutes. Workshops will have 3 learning objectives/defined outcomes that will be achieved through activities participants will undertake. These interactive workshops can provide participants with new perspectives or skills that can be taken away and applied to their own contexts. Alternatively, they can deliver core content, stimulate discussion and raise questions on a topic of general interest to the CLIC educational community.


All abstracts shall be submitted using the online submission portal. Abstracts will be chosen by a panel of experts from the Scientific Committee on the basis of originality, relevance, and scientific merit.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission opens – March 18, 2019

Abstract submission deadline – May 15, 2019  11:59 pm PST

Presenter notifications – June 28, 2019

Presenter registration deadline – July 19, 2019