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Every year, the AAMC convenes workforce community leaders at two annual events – the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference (May) and Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting (November) – to present data and analysis and engage conversations on the health care workforce.

This year, we will be co-hosting a 2021 AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) & Health Workforce Research Joint Conference.

The call for abstracts is now open.

The 2021 AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) & Health Workforce Research Joint Conference will take place Wednesday, May 5 – Friday, May 7, 2021 - entirely online. Important and timely, this event is the first collaboration between the AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference and AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion. 

Connecting Two Communities

This virtual conference represents an exceptional opportunity for the health workforce research and diversity and inclusion communities to share their work, skills, and on-the-ground perspectives with one another. Together, we can strengthen our current, and diversify our future, health workforce. This event will connect health workforce researchers, educators, and policymakers, with Diversity and Inclusion professionals to jointly address state and federal health workforce issues.

Submission Topics May Include

The Conference Advisory Committee encourages submissions of research that informs or addresses health workforce policies and programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, such as:

  • Institutional culture and climate topics including gender equity, systemic racism, diversity and inclusion metrics, evaluation methods
  • Innovative efforts for recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented groups
  • Community engagement programs, particularly case studies on healthcare delivery and medical education programs for underserved populations

Additional topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Sources and quality of health workforce data
  • Methods of measuring supply, demand, and need
  • Workforce distribution
  • Relationships between the health workforce and factors affecting health care including access, quality, and cost

For further information, please visit the abstract submission site.


For more information, contact the AAMC Health Workforce team at workforce@aamc.org.

Previous Health Workforce Research Conferences

Annual Address on the State of the Physician Workforce

AAMC’s Annual Meeting, Learn Serve Lead, was held in Phoenix, Arizona, November 8-12, 2019. On Saturday, November 9, AAMC’s Director of Workforce Studies, Michael Dill, delivered the Annual Address on the State of the Physician Workforce. He provided an overview of the latest physician workforce projections and the multiple factors that influenced workforce needs, including undergraduate and graduate medical education (UME and GME) trends, the workforce implications of emerging trends, such as work hours and retirement, and the growth in telehealth use. Mr. Dill included available information and the most recent data on the physician workforce, including trainees, practitioners, and faculty as appropriate. He also presented new data and trends in trainee and workforce diversity, current data and research on access to care, especially for vulnerable populations. The session also featured new data from AAMC's National Sample Survey of Physicians.

Previous Annual Address on the State of the Physician Workforce Presentations

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