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Conferences of Interest

Additional Hospitalist-Specific Live CME Opportunities

With the growth of the hospital medicine specialty, education and training opportunities continue to expand for hospitalists. In addition to SHM's conferences, various organizations host CME events that are relevant to our membership. Review the list below of upcoming SHM conferences of interest.
For a full listing of SHM-endorsed meetings, from local chapters to national conferences, visit the Event Calendar on the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)

10th Annual Management of the Complex Hospitalized Patient

August 13-14, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort And Spa, San Antonio, TX

The Management of the Complex Hospitalized Patient activity is designed to provide physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners with information and skills to improve their care of hospitalized patients. Topics presented will focus on special populations, such as geriatrics, and medical problems that span a spectrum of sub-specialties, such as end of life care, prognostication, and wound care. In addition, it will examine growing trends such as accountable care organizations and information technology systems and what that means for our patient population and care. The activity will address upcoming regulatory changes and review existing definitions. Optional modules from the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification will be available at an additional fee.

The activity has been designed to reflect the changing epidemiology of our hospitalized patients, from age to obesity. It will feature an interactive, computerized audience response system that will be employed to facilitate audience participation and teach-back techniques.


5th Annual Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference

August 26-28, 2021 | Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky (UK) Division of Hospital Medicine is hosting the annual Heartland Hospital Medicine Conference. The conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, and includes nationally recognized leaders in hospital medicine and other stellar speakers from around the heartland region. The conference will offer evidence-based 20 continuing medical education (CME), 20 maintenance of certification (MOC), and 20 continuing nursing education (CNE) credits. We will also feature an RIV Poster Competition sponsored by the Kentucky Chapter of SHM. Come to Lexington, attend, learn and network with your hospitalist colleagues from around the area and learn about the latest advances in hospital medicine! 


Physiology on the Fly

September 19-24, 2021 | MDI Biological Laboratory

A hands-on comparative physiology-based faculty development program aimed to equip clinician educators with the confidence and ability to integrate physiology and mechanistic thinking into their daily clinical teaching and medical decision making. Participants will conduct actual comparative physiology experiments using aquatic species, designed to enhance understanding of basic physiologic principles in humans. These experiences will be used as a springboard to create teaching scripts that participants can employ in clinical practice. The goal is for participants to develop a renewed confidence in, and take home tangible products for incorporating physiology into clinical teaching.


17th Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine Conference

September 30-October 2, 2021 | Virtual

This educational initiative was developed to provide a forum for reviewing the multitude of advances applicable to the practice of hospitalist medicine. This meeting is designed to facilitate a discussion of the latest multidisciplinary techniques for hospitalists. 

This CME program is designed to meet the educational needs of Hospital Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Residents.

21st Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference

October 13-16, 2021 | JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

This conference provides practicing physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers with the newest concepts in advancing healthcare delivery in the hospital setting. It seeks to share updates on the newest advances in clinical disease management, practice management, quality improvement, pharmacology, medical technology, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines.


16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium

October 15, 2021 | Virtual

A global pandemic did not stop the journey to become a Master Clinician! Hospitalists and other clinicians stepped up clinically during the most challenging time imaginable and stayed updated on ever-changing treatment recommendations. The passion and energy can again be focused on the key advances made in the diseases and conditions we see daily in our hospitals. Our symposium’s exciting topics, expert faculty, and flexible format 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. Come to expand your knowledge of core topics, learn more of subspecialty conditions, and increase your value to your hospital. Come to continue your quest to become a Master Clinician!


Management of the Hospitalized Patient

October 21-23, 2021 | Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

This course, chaired by Dr. Robert Wachter, covers the clinical issues most relevant to hospitalists and other clinicians who care for inpatients. Taught by UCSF’s top teachers and selected guest faculty, the course – now in its 25th year – highlights recent advances and current controversies. To promote active learning, the course uses a mobile audience response system and features multiple workshops in a variety of disciplines to allow for small group discussions. The course will be offered both in-person and virtually.

The course includes broad content in critical care, perioperative care, patient safety, hospital neurology, cardiology, GI, hematology, oncology, nephrology, and infectious diseases (including Covid).


Rocky Mountain Chapter Point of Care Ultrasound Regional Course

March 26-27, 2022 | Anschutz Medical Campus

The SHM Rocky Mountain Chapter Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course is designed to allow participants to gain knowledge and skill in POCUS image acquisition, interpretation and integration into clinical decision-making. Live demonstrations, interactive case reviews, and didactics will complement hours of hands-on practice sessions.

Completion of this 2 day course can be applied toward SHM certificate of completion and participants will receive 16 CME credits.