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About the GIR

The AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR) provides a forum for individuals in relevant roles of leadership and responsibility to promote excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine, including medical education, clinical care, and health sciences research.

The GIR engages and informs members across the health education continuum on numerous topics including technology application and innovation, legislation and compliance, medical simulation, patient privacy and security, infrastructure guidance, educational resource delivery, medical informatics, and developing industry leadership. The GIR achieves this by hosting various learning and networking events, establishing and supporting committees and interest groups, publishing resource materials, and enabling meaningful communication between individual constituents and institutions.

The Group’s membership numbers over 900; they come in roughly equal numbers from medical schools and teaching hospitals, where they hold positions as CIOs,  associate or assistant deans,  IT directors, education technologists, informaticians, and librarians.

The GIR meets once a year during the spring at the Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference and offers additional engagement and networking opportunities, such as programming at the AAMC Annual Meeting. 

How to Join the GIR

Per the GIR Rules and Regulations, "The membership shall consist of persons appointed by the dean of member medical schools, including affiliate and provisional members and persons appointed by chief executive officers of member teaching hospitals or health systems of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The appointed group member(s) shall serve at the pleasure of the respective appointing authority. Each appointing official at an AAMC member institution may appoint up to three voting members to the GIR.  Faculty, staff, residents, and students of AAMC member institutions who are not appointed as voting members may join the GIR as non-voting individual members." To join the GIR, please contact Heather Sacks at or Katharine Beale at

GIR Rules and Regulations

To learn more details about the purpose and operations of the GIR, please see the GIR Rules and Regulations.


The AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR) awards program recognizes GIR members who have made significant contributions to academic medicine information technology. Established in 2018, these awards focus on contributions in the academic medical center information technology arena that inspire and impact the work we do to advance academic medicine. There are two categories of awards: the GIR Excellence Award, and the GIR Service Award.

More about the GIR Excellence Award and the GIR Service Award

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Upcoming Meetings

Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 8-12, 2019
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Ariz.
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2020 Leading Information Technology in Academic Medicine (LIT) Seminar
January 28-31, 2020
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

2020 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference
June 9-12, 2020
The Roosevelt Hotel
New York, New York

Recent Meetings

2019 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference
June 4-7, 2019
Westin San Diego
San Diego, Calif.
Presentations Available to Attendees

2019 Leading Information Technology in Academic Medicine (LIT) Seminar
(formerly GIR Leadership Institute)
January 29-February 1, 2019
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 2-6, 2018
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

2018 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference
June 5-8, 2018
Westin Austin Downtown
Austin, Texas
Presentations Available to Attendees

2018 GIR Leadership Institute
February 27-March 2, 2018
AAMC Learning Center
Washington, D.C.

Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting
November 3-7, 2017
Boston, Mass.

2017 GBA/GIP/GIR Joint Spring Meeting
May 9-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga.
Presentations Available to Attendees