SHM Annual Conferences
Hospital Medicine 2018
April 8-11, 2018
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida

Other SHM Conferences

Academic Hospitalist Academy
September 25-28, 2017
Lakeway Resort and Spa
Austin, Texas

NPPA Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp
September 27 – October 1, 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, California

Leadership Academy
October 23-26, 2017
JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Scottsdale, Arizona

SHM Chapter Meetings
North Central Texas Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
3520 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219
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Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Jake's Grill - Fireside Room 2nd Floor of Hotel
611 SW Tenth Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
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SHM Long Island Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Rare 650
650 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
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Western Massachusetts Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Pintu’s Indian Restaurant 
25 Park Avenue 
West Springfield, MA 01089
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North Jersey Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052
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“Progress 2017: Learning Together in the 21st Century”
SHM Iowa Chapter
Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Friday, October 6, 2017
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
210 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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Atlanta Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
129 Church Street
Decatur, GA  30030
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North Carolina Triangle Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513
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SHM Minnesota Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
O'Gara’s Bar & Grill
164 North Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
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SHM Maine Chapter Meeting
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Mason Auditorium
Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401
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Rocky Mountain Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Aquarium
700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Los Angeles Student and Resident Meeting
SHM Los Angeles Student and Resident Meeting
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. PST
Location: TBD
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Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
247 North Shore Drive (Next to PNC Park)
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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South Central PA Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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New Mexico Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Sandia Resort & Casino
Hummingbird Room
30 Rainbow Road
Albuquerque, NM 87113
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SHM Southwest Georgia Chapter Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
The Catch Seafood and Oyster Bar
2332 Whispering Pines Road
Albany, GA 31707
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Knoxville Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Bearden Banquet Hall
5806 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
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SHM North Jersey Second Annual Research, Innovation and Clinical Vignette Poster Competition
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Morton's Steakhouse
1 Riverside Square Mall
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Meetings of Interest

Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference
September 28th to 30th, 2017
Hilton Lexington Suites
245 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503

Hospitalists are the fastest growing specialty in the history of American medicine with more than 55,000 in the U.S. The University of Kentucky (UK) is hosting the first annual Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference in Lexington, KY. The conference includes nationally recognized leaders in hospital medicine from the surrounding states (Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia) as well as Mark V. Williams, MD, MHM (Professor & Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine). As past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine and founding editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Dr. Williams worked with his colleagues at UK HealthCare to put together a stellar group of presenters with vast experience in hospital medicine. This will be an evidence-based, continuing medical education (CME) opportunity. Come to Lexington to join more than a hundred of your colleagues and learn about the latest advances in hospital medicine.

Register by clicking here.

Kentucky Chapter of SHM is organizing a RIV Poster competition on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Click here to register and download the abstract guidelines. 

Accrediting Body
CE Central, University of Kentucky

Optimizing the Inpatient Experience for Physicians & Patients: The Power of Communication
September 28th to 29th, 2017
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Physicians today face many challenges in the inpatient setting:

  • Establishing a trusting, therapeutic relationship quickly with patients in the setting of acute illness and uncertainty
  • Leading and coordinating input from diverse, inter-professional teams
  • Managing an increasing number of handoffs
  • Dealing with pressure from administrators around HCAHPS scores, length of stay, readmissions, and payments from CMS
  • Retaining high quality physicians and APPs in a high stress inpatient environment
  • Integrating and educating trainees while still providing efficient, safe care

A low cost, high value solution to all of these challenges is to optimize physician-patient communication

This conference is tailored to inpatient providers and brings together proven best practices from medical centers around the country to address these issues. Improved communication at the interpersonal level and operational level can be achieved to benefit physicians and patients.

CSHM Annual Conference
Thursday, September 28 – Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cycling CME Road Bike Western Colorado
October 4, 2017 from 8:00 a. m.
Cycling CME and Community Hospital

Please join us for a unique CME experience in beautiful Colorado! Our CME conference will emphasize exercise as medicine, nutrition, and common cycling and musculoskeletal problems. Our conference groups are small, helping to create an atmosphere conducive to interactive learning in a hands-on atmosphere. Each day we will be rewarded with a challenging bike ride through beautiful terrain. If you enjoy active learning, mountain biking, and Colorado, join us in 2017.


Review of the role of exercise and nutrition in chronic disease Review of common musculoskeletal problems in active patients Review of common musculoskeletal problems in cycling

CME credits and accrediting body:
12 Credits, Community Hospital, Grand Junction, CO

Mayo Clinic 3rd Annual Inpatient Medicine for NPs & PAs: Hospital Medicine from Admission to Discharge
October 18, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development

This conference emphasizes clinical management of hospitalized patients in an interactive, case-based format with evidence-based lectures by experts in treatment pathways from admission to discharge.


  • Describe a rational approach to assessment and management of the high acuity hospitalized patient.
  • Describe how to provide high-level care to all patients based on the most recent practice guidelines, medical evidence and standards of care.
  • Describe the early signs and symptoms consistent with sepsis syndrome, leading to more rapid initiation of goal direction therapy and antibiotic administration.
  • Describe the most recent treatment guidelines from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and identify patients requiring higher levels of care.
  • Describe appropriate diagnosis of patients with acute exacerbations of heart failure and initiate appropriate treatment for hospitalized patients.
  • Identify ways to improve mortality rates and decrease recurrent exacerbations for patients with chronic heart failure.
  • Identify early stroke symptoms and improve compliance with the most recent treatment guidelines for rt-PA.

CME Accreditation Statement:

32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

13th Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine Conference
October 19th to 21st, 2017
Feinberg Pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
3rd Floor Conference Center
251 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL

Providing You With the Knowledge to Become a Better Hospitalist

With presentations from a diverse cadre of experts in various fields, the 13th Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine conference provides an evidence-based, guideline driven update of the critical domains in Hospital Medicine. The topics are timely and high-impact, and are designed to meet the educational needs of hospitalists, advanced practice providers and medical trainees. Our interactive cases led by subject matter experts will guide participants through each step in the diagnosis and management of key clinical conditions. The conference also features two precourses on October 18 in Medical Education and Critical Care.

Southern Hospital Medicine
October 19th – October 21st, 2017
Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

Management of the Hospitalized Patient
October 19th to 21st, 2017
Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium
October 20th to 21st, 2017
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Our symposium’s key topics, expert faculty, and flexible format are designed to ensure a highly valuable experience that will move you forward towards your goal of becoming a Master Clinician.  Our faculty consists of national and international leaders in their fields and our sessions have been designed to provide highly relevant material in a concise and stimulating format. 


  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Scott Flanders, Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), speaking on What’s New in Pneumonia
  • Pearls for Practice series presenting rapid fire lectures on core topics, including Air it Out – choosing HiFlo or NIPPV, All Access – choosing midline or PICC, and how to Manage Pain without Opioids
  • Skills Workshop – Enhance your expertise in essential skills that impact patient care on a daily basis. Stations include Acid-base interpretation, CXR evaluation, and advanced ECG analysis
  • Handheld Ultrasound Skills – Develop your expertise in bedside sono!

WORKSHOPS provide participants with a choice of Three Tracks in which to gain expertise.  

  1. HOSPITALIST AS GENERALIST — Develop mastery of core topics, including Pain Management, Pre-Operative Assessment, and Post-Op Management
  2. HOSPITALIST AS SPECIALIST — Develop expertise in areas such as stabilizing critically ill patients, caring for patients with HIV, and inpatient diabetes challenges
  3. ENHANCING QUALITY & VALUE — Workshops will educate and enlighten on topics including Team-based Care with physicians, NPs, and PAs; Peeking behind the SNF curtain; and Bedside Ultrasound.

Come to increase your knowledge of core topics, learn more of subspecialty conditions, increase your value to your hospital, and network with colleagues. Come to continue your quest to become a Master Clinician!

Recognizing the Significance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Resistance: Where Do We Stand Today?
October 24, 2016 – October 24, 2017

Sponsored by Center for Independent Healthcare Education, Vemco MedEd, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

This program builds awareness of the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant and MDR P. aeruginosa in US hospitals and the challenges associated with this pathogen. Interprofessional expert faculty Keith S. Kaye, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and Keith A. Rodvold, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago provide the most up-to-date information on:

  • Epidemiology and burden of P. aeruginosa infections.
  • P. aeruginosa mechanisms of resistance.
  • CDC Patient Safety Atlas data on antimicrobial-resistant P. aeruginosa.
  • In vitro susceptibility data of current antipseudomonal agents.


  • Describe the unique characteristics of P. aeruginosa and the challenges associated with managing serious infections caused by this organism.
  • Identify the various mechanisms utilized by P. aeruginosa that enable this pathogen to exhibit resistance to commonly-used antimicrobial agents.
  • Interpret the latest CDC surveillance data on the prevalence of resistant and multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa infections at local, regional, and national levels.

CME credits and accrediting body:
Center for Independent Healthcare Education

Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine
November 6th to 7th, 2017
Renaissance Denver Hotel – Colorado Ballroom
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado 80207

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
March 1-2, 2018
San Antonio, Texas

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop is a unique hands-on experience to teach providers bedside applications of portable ultrasound. During a series of hands-on sessions, participants will practice capturing specific ultrasound views on live models and patients under the guidance of experienced faculty. The hands-on sessions will be complemented by didactic lectures to improve the participants' knowledge of the indications, technical skills, and clinical integration of bedside ultrasound.

  • Fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine
  • Techniques to perform bedside procedures with ultrasound guidance, including central venous catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs
  • Indications basic protocols, and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images

CME Accreditation Statement:

15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits - ACCME
15.5 MOC Points - MOC Part II

Advances in Caring for our Aging Population
July 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Professional Education Society

Experience CME in a new way. Join us aboard a luxury cruise ship as we sail around the British Isles. Enjoy plenty of time to relax and take in the sights while visiting London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and much more. The cruise runs from July 15-29th, 2018. The CME program is designed to be accessible and helpful to physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other administrative/quality leaders. The program is built upon hospitalist and palliative care provider perspectives, but designed to capture the needs of a much broader base of providers. We will explore practical approaches to bring success to both patients and providers in discussing goals of care, to improve patient satisfaction even in challenging cases and provide an overview of palliative care and hospice applicable to any Provider. Beyond this we will look at some of the evidence around efficient pre-operative evaluation and broader care issues. We'll also throw in a few surprises just for fun. We'll be adding more details via the website in May 2017.


  • To present Providers with evidence and approaches to better assist their patients, especially those of more advanced age, in making decisions regarding basic pre-operative laboratory and cardiac evaluation, Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, Hospice and other key areas. Particular focus will be given to efficient and effective communication delivered to improve patient satisfaction.

CME Accreditation Statement:

15 Prescribed credit hours by AAFP (accepted as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1), California Board of Registered Nursing