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SHM Converge


SHM is proud to announce that our annual conference, formerly known as Hospital Medicine 2021, has been reimagined to offer you a fully digital experience. We may be farther apart but can stay closer than ever with SHM Converge. Join hospital medicine professionals from around the world, virtually, to learn, inspire and connect.

Join us May 3-7, 2021 for this exciting new opportunity:

Virtualizing the Movement.

  • 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.
  • Earn your CME credits for the year.
  • Leave with an on-demand library available to you for 3 years.
  • Meet new friends and connect with familiar faces.
  • Choose from a variety of professional development opportunities to accomplish your career goals.
  • Connect and collaborate with a vibrant community of hospital medicine professionals from around the world.

Online registration will open in November 2020. Sign up below to be one of the first registrants.

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What to Expect


  • Choose from 20 educational tracks.
  • Don't miss COVID-19 related sessions.
  • Pre-Courses are back! Attend one of the following options:
    • Critical Care 2021 – What Every Hospitalist Needs to Know
    • Becoming a Superhero in a Perioperative World
    • What Have You Done for Me Lately? Practice Management Tools for Maximizing and Demonstrating Value

Professional Development

  • Enter the Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes - Scientific Abstract Competition.
  • Be inspired by over 200 expert faculty members.
  • Participate in the popular Speed Mentoring Session. This opportunity matches early- and mid-career hospitalists with senior hospital medicine advisors by area of interest. Hospitalists have the opportunity to discuss specific questions about career development, gaining fresh perspectives and rapid advice tailored to their own individual needs. Registration is limited to the first 30 applicants.


  • Engage in more than 20 Special Interest Forums.
  • Attend live Q&A discussions and networking events.
  • Interact and meet other attendees.


What session tracks will be offered?

Click here to view all 20 educational tracks with descriptions.

Can I submit an abstract to the Scientific Abstract Competition?

Yes, we welcome your submission. The abstract submission site is open until Monday, November 30, 2020.

Can I apply to be an abstract reviewer for the Scientific Abstract Competition?

Yes, reviewers will be recruited through mid-November. If you are interested in reviewing abstracts for the RIV poster competition, please complete this survey.

Will session content also be accessible on demand?

Yes, registration to SHM Converge includes access to on-demand content for you to view and claim credit on your schedule.

Is there an opportunity for me to partner with SHM as a virtual exhibitor or a sponsor?

We value and take pride in our industry partners. SHM is excited to provide an expansive array of partnership opportunities including brand new options. Please contact us for more information.

What if I deferred my HM20 funds to attend HM21?

Click here to learn more about SHM offerings you can defer your funds to or contact us for a refund.

How can I connect with SHM Converge attendees on social media?

Join the SHM Converge discussions on social media by using #SHMConverge, on your preferred platforms. Follow SHM on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as @SocietyHospMed.

Annual Conference Committee

Course Director
Daniel Steinberg, MD, FHM
Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Gopi Astik, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, IL

Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, FACP
Cleveland Clinic, OH

Jennifer Burtch, ANP
Ochsner, LA

Dennis Chang, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

David Goldstein, MD
Natividad Medical Center, CA

Tanisha Hamilton, MD
Baylor University Medical Center, TX

Assistant Course Director
Heather Nye, MD, PhD
UCSF VA Hospitalist Group, CA

Catriona Harrop, MD
Jefferson University, PA

Carrie Herzke, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM
Johns Hopkins, MD

Laura Nell Hodo, MD, FHM
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

Christine Hrach, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, SFHM
Henry Ford Health System, MI

Manpreet Malik, MD
VCU Health System, VA








Raman Palabindala, FACP, FHM, SFHM
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS

Tiffani Panek, MA, SFHM, CLHM
Johns Hopkins, MD

Rehan Qayyum, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Health, VA

Barbara Slawski, MD, FACP, SFHM
Medical College of Wisconsin, WI

Christopher Whinney, FACP, FHM
Cleveland Clinic, OH

Elham Yousef, MD, FACP
Cleveland Clinic, OH


Online registration will open in November 2020.

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Register before February 23, 2021, and save.

Download the SHM Converge registration form.