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Hospital Medicine 2016


Don’t Miss the ONLY Meeting Devoted to Hospital Medicine

Join the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and colleagues from around the country at Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16), March 6-9, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California.

The largest national gathering of hospitalists in the United States, HM16 offers a comprehensive array of educational and networking opportunities designed specifically for the hospital medicine professional.

  • Re-energize and focus your practice with the latest research, best practices and newest innovations in the field that can immediately be applied to improving patient care.
  • Learn from the “best of the best,” including nationally renowned leaders in the field of hospital medicine.
  • Connect and collaborate with a vibrant community of hospital medicine professionals.

Educational Track Listings

This combined track is for hospitalists who practice in academic medical centers and face unique challenges, as well as for hospitalists in any setting who are interested in research. Topics being addressed include How to Be a Great Ward Attending, Building a Pipeline for Academic Hospitalists and How to Be an Effective Mentee. Also featured are oral presentations selected from the RIV abstracts receiving the top scores from reviewers. Every hospitalist, whether in a community or academic medical setting who desires to bring greater rigor to his or her analysis as well as educational effectiveness will walk away from these sessions with new resources.

The Clinical Track focuses on essential topics in adult clinical medicine, emphasizing recent advances that should be incorporated into the hospitalist’s approach to clinical care delivery. Session topics include Update in Pulmonary Medicine, Update in Rheumatology: Inpatient Do’s and Don’ts, and 2015 ACLS Guidelines Update.

Co-Management/Perioperative Medicine
This hospitalist core competency increases in complexity, yet many physicians were not even taught the basics in residency. This new track explores the perioperative and consultative medicine questions that challenge hospitalists on a daily basis. Track topics include The Great Debate – Controversies in Perioperative Medicine, Secrets of the OR: What Happens in the OR That You Need to Know and Updates in Perioperative and Consultative Medicine.

Doctor-Patient Relationship
As service is a quality outcome, this track is dedicated to giving frontline hospitalists practical skills for success in enhancing the doctor-patient relationship and information on what to do when the therapeutic relationship fails. Breakout sessions include Improving Patient Experience in the Hospital: Lessons from the Hospitality Industry, The Language of Empathy and Engagement: Communication Essentials for Patient-Centered Care and It’s all About You: Managing Patients’ Expectations.

Health IT for Hospitalists
Health Information Technology has changed the practice of medicine. However, while the potential is great, the result is often inefficiency and frustration, coupled with a lack of improvement in quality and safety. All hospitalists need to properly utilize the available technology and engage in improving these systems. The new Health IT for Hospitalists Track focuses on topics to help frontline clinicians perform better by using technology; and those with leadership roles in Health IT to obtain tools to make them more effective. 2016 will begin an annual update on the best mobile apps. Other sessions include Update on Hot Topics in Clinical Informatics, Integrating Clinical Decision Support into EHRs, Leveraging IT to Shift from Volume to Value, Optimizing IT to Improve Documentation and Handoffs, and Social Media’s Impact on Clinical Care.

The 2016 Pediatric Track focuses on “The Edges of the Practice,” and will highlight hot topics and issues for pediatric hospitalists who take care of newborns and/or adolescents. Experts in the field will present a comprehensive array of topics, including annual meeting favorites such as the Update in Pediatrics and Clinical Conundrums sessions.

Post-Acute Care
The Post-Acute Care Track targets two audiences. The first – mainstream hospitalists – are increasingly being asked to assume responsibility for the full episode of care, including the post-acute care services after discharge. Sessions in this track, such as Building and Managing a PAC Practice, will help the audience better understand the post-acute care setting. The second are hospitalists in programs who have assumed responsibility for post-acute care services, either in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), independent rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) or long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). This track will provide information on how hospitalists can build and operate a successful post-acute care practice.

The Potpourri Track offers presentations on a variety of nonclinical topics of interest to the practicing hospitalist. Topics include Medical-Legal Aspects of Hospital Medicine, Best Practices and Strategies to Improve Sleep in the Hospital, and Personal Professional Optimization.

Practice Management
The importance of organizational infrastructure related to the practice of hospital medicine is well recognized, and information in this area continues to accumulate. This year’s topics in the Practice Management Track will include Cultural Competency in Hospital Medicine, Change Management, Hospital Medicine Impacting Accountable Care and Total Cost of Care.

Given the importance of quality and patient safety in the delivery of healthcare, the Quality Track is offered to address the imperatives around development and implementation of improvement efforts in the hospital. Practical sessions will cover such areas as Reducing Inpatient Mortality, Using Data to Drive Quality Improvement and Motivating Your Hospitalists to Engage in Quality.

Rapid Fire
The Rapid Fire Track is designed to provide participants with “rapid bursts” of content and to address specific questions framed by the Annual Meeting Committee. The 30 topics are very clinical and relevant to everyday inpatient practice and include Managing Inpatient Delirium, Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation, Caring for the Complex Cancer Patient and Inpatient Nutrition for the Hospitalist.

Workshop Track topics were submitted by SHM members, peer reviewed and selected based on their relevancy to hospitalists, designed engagement and interaction with participants, presenter(s) experience and clarity of submission. Submission categories included clinical, research, academic, practice management, and quality and safety.

Young Hospitalists
Inspired by SHM Past President Eric Howell’s vision to increase the hospital medicine “pipeline,” this track is dedicated to new hospitalists, residents and medical students – the future of SHM. SHM clinician-educators have created six talks dedicated to meet the needs of the next wave of hospitalists. Topics include How to Stand Out as an Applicant, Negotiating Your First Job, Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationships and more.

Call for HM16 Scientific Abstracts

HM16 Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Scientific Abstract Competition

Seize the opportunity to present your research, innovative ideas and clinical stories to a national audience at HM16.

Visit the submission site for full details. To ensure success, SHM strongly recommends that you complete your submission well ahead of the deadline of Wednesday, December 1, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. EST.

Save $50. Register online by January 11, 2016.

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