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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
SHM Houston Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Cyclone Anaya's Mexican Kitchen
5214 Morningside Drive
Houston, TX 77005
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SHM Iowa Chapter End-Of-Summer Family BBQ
Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Melinda Johnson's house
3679 Johnston Way Northeast,
North Liberty, IA 52317
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Hampton Roads Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Town Center City Club
222 Central Park Avenue #230
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Hawaii Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
3660 On the Rise
3660 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
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SHM Michigan Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar
17400 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

Grand Rapids:
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Ann Arbor:
Weber's Inn
3050 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48503

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Tampa Bay Area Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Edison: Food & Drink Lab
912 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
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South Dakota Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hampton Inn Suites Brookings
3017 Lefevre Drive
Brookings, SD 57006
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Piedmont Triad Chapter Meeting
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
420 High Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Central Ohio Chapter Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017 6:30 PM
Brio Tuscan Grille
1500 Polaris Parkway
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43240
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St. Louis Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Kreis' Steakhouse
535 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
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SHM Connecticut Chapter Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Positano's Restaurant
27 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
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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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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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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.
Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401
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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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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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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

Cycling CME Road Bike Western Colorado
September 5, 2017 from 8:00 a. m.
Cycling CME and Community Hospital

Please join us for a unique CME experience in beautiful Colorado! Our CME conferences 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, cycling, 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 cycling problems in active patients

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

Mayo Clinic - 19th Annual Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants & Primary Care Physicians
September 13, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Mayo Clinic

As complex patients transition care to the outpatient arena, current guideline-based medicine typically initiated in the hospital setting continues to be important as patients transition out of the acute care setting (myocardial infarction and cardiac rehabilitation, pneumonia treatment and follow up, hypertension management, heart failure, diabetes, renal insufficiency, GI conditions, stable ischemic heart disease, etc.)

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify diagnostic and clinical decision making skills consistent with evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify current, clinically oriented, evidence-based practice recommendations in specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, behavorial medicine, preventive medicine, women's health, and gastroenterology
  • Describe indications for diagnosis, management, and patient referral for clinical scenarios encountered in current practices
  • Identify current pharmaceutical considerations and indications, including new drugs, commonly prescribed for primary care conditions

CME Accreditation Statement:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the OR
September 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

This conference is unique because it attracts a diverse group of national and international attendees as well as faculty- all of whom share an interest in pediatric sedation. We will again offer expanded didactic sessions which will contain multiple, concurrently-run, focused, personalized, specialized afternoon tracks featuring pertinent and timely topics of interests in the field of hospital medicine, state-of-the art sedation practice, pediatric nursing, and innovations in sedation- equipment


  • Review current recommendations regarding minimal, moderate and deep sedation.
  • Evaluate the pharmacology and clinical application of commonly utilized sedatives and weigh the advantages, disadvantages, efficacy and adverse events associated with each option.
  • Evaluate complex and challenging sedation scenarios and formulate a plan.
  • Provide a comprehensive review of the patient presedation assessment necessary to identify appropriate candidates for procedural sedation.
  • Implement recommended physiologic monitoring including capnography used assess status and to identify acute changes.
  • Assess post-sedation readiness for discharge by applying standardized discharge criteria.
  • Objectively consider sedative options based on patient condition, length and depth of targeted sedation and procedure to be performed.
  • Employ non-pharmacologic techniques and strategies to minimize sedatives administered and improve the patient experience.
  • Prepare for unanticipated emergency situations and perform rescue.

CME Accreditation Body:

Harvard Medical School

The Difficult Airway Course: Critical Care
September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017 from 7:00 a. m. to 5:30 p. m.
Sponsored by Airway Management Education Center

An advanced course for hospitalists who are responsible for emergency airway management of acute inpatients. Taught by a world-class faculty the course focuses exclusively on airway challenges posed by critically ill inpatients. Emphasizes airway assessment and decision-making to build in each attendee the capacity to manage all airway situations encountered - and to do so with great confidence.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Have a clear conceptual framework of Airway Management in critical care practice.
  2. Have a rapid and systematic approach for the management of the difficult and failed airway.
  3. Be familiar with the devices and techniques needed to manage the difficult and failed airway; and when and how to use them.
  4. Be able to perform a cricothyrotomy.
  5. Be able to assess and manage a difficult airway extubation.

CME credits and accrediting body:
20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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.

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

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

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

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

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