Note from the Product Coordinator: Submit a poster for the ACDIS conference, nominate a colleague for an ACDIS Achievement Award

CDI Strategies - Volume 16, Issue 53

by Karla Accorto

ACDIS is now accepting poster applications for the 2023 ACDIS conference! This is your opportunity to show the CDI community how your organization, team, or you personally have flourished in the profession. Posters detail an innovative project, newly established protocol, or successful educational outreach at your organization. Past posters have highlighted initiatives such as the creation of systemwide definitions, strategies for increasing physician engagement, and collaboration between coding and CDI departments, to name a few.

Poster creators offer insight and answer questions from passers-by during a designated break at the conference, allowing us all an opportunity to see what is happening in CDI beyond our own backyards. What’s more, one producer for each selected poster receives $200 off conference admission, and all producers who attend the conference can earn 4 CEUs! To submit your poster idea for consideration, click here. All applications must be submitted by January 30, 2023, after which applicants will be notified in February.

Additionally, now is also your chance to recognize the efforts and dedication of your colleagues by nominating them for an ACDIS achievement award. ACDIS will be presenting its five legacy awards this year, which include:

  • CDI Professional of the Year
  • Recognition of CDI Professional Achievement
  • Excellence in Provider Engagement
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Diversity in CDI

It is also our honor to offer the Melissa Varnavas Spirit of Service Award for the very first time. This inaugural award recognizes an individual who has committed themselves to service by volunteering their time and skills to assist their peers and advance the CDI profession. It also honors the legacy of one of ACDIS’s own, Melissa Varnavas.

To read the full descriptions of all six awards, click here. To nominate a peer for an award, click here. All nominations must be submitted by January 30, 2023.

If you have any questions about the poster application or the awards nomination process, feel free to reach out to me directly. I sincerely hope you’ll all take a moment to consider sharing your contributions to the profession via a poster or recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of a peer by nominating them for an award.

Editor’s note: Accorto is an editor and product coordinator at ACDIS in Middleton, Massachusetts. Contact her at To submit a poster, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: To nominate someone for an ACDIS award, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser:

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