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Conferences of Interest


As hospital medicine is a broad and diverse topic, continuing medical education (CME) and training opportunities continue to expand for hospitalists. SHM compiles an ongoing list of recommended, hospital medicine-specific programs that we find to be of value to our members. The CME opportunities listed below are sponsored by other organizations.

To post an activity, please visit SHM's submission form.

Additional Hospitalist-Specific Live and Virtual 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)


University of Vermont 12th Annual Hospital Medicine CME Conference and POCUS Workshop

February 7 - 9, 2024 | University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine; Division of Hospital Medicine

The annual University of Vermont Hospital Medicine CME Conference provides practical approaches to common problems in Hospital Medicine informed by experts and the latest evidence. The course will be held over three days in Stowe, VT, and is scheduled to allow participants concentrated learning time in the morning and late afternoon and free time midday to explore beautiful Stowe, VT. For more information and the full agenda, please visit

Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should have up-to-date new knowledge in important hospital medicine topics including being able to:

  • POCUS Workshop: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at the University of Vermont Simulation Lab, Burlington, VT
    • Point-of-care ultrasound has emerged as an important bedside tool in the management of acutely ill patients. This workshop combines high-yield didactic sessions with hands-on training on live models. The workshop starts with a review of the basics of ultrasound, knobology and then explores a myriad of diagnostic ultrasound applications including focused cardiac ultrasound, thoracic and renal ultrasound to access LV function, pericardial effusion, fluid management, pneumonia, pneumothorax, pleural effusion and hydronephrosis, among others.
  • Hospital Medicine Conference: Wednesday, February 7 - Friday, February 9, 2024 at Top Notch Resort and Spa, Stowe, VT
    By completing the course, attendees will:
    • Recognize and manage oncologic emergencies
    • Learn how to initiate medication for opioid use disorder in the hospital
    • Identify best practices for treatment of pulmonary embolism
    • Understand the latest updates in Consult Medicine
    • Employ new guidelines to manage heart failure
    • Become familiar with the concept and practice of hospital at home
    • ... and more!

CME Credits: The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. 2 hours of credit will be applicable toward MATE ACT requirements.


18th Annual Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine: Managing Complex Patients

November 1 - 4, 2023 | Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development

Hospital medicine requires a diverse skill set. Hospital-based healthcare providers must be able to diagnose and manage a wide variety of clinical conditions, coordinate transitions of care, provide perioperative management to surgical patients, and contribute to quality improvement and hospital administration. This program is specifically designed to ensure participants augment their knowledge and skills to meet these challenges in the management of complex hospital care, enhance healthcare delivery and lead in the hospital environment.

Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should have up-to-date new knowledge in important hospital medicine topics including being able to:

  • Recognize clinical features of urgent and emergent oncologic conditions
  • Develop an approach to valvular disease in hospitalized patients
  • Select an appropriate initial treatment for COPD exacerbation in the hospital
  • Identify consequences associated with workplace violence in healthcare
  • Employ a rational approach to the use of telemetry in the hospital
  • Choose an evidence-based approach to hyperglycemia in hospitalized diabetic patients

Cleveland Clinic Ultrasound Course: Integrating POCUS into Your Practice

May 8-11, 2024 | Cleveland Clinic Simulation and Advance Skills Center

The use of ultrasound to diagnose and guide procedures is growing rapidly and you don’t want to be left behind. This growth is primarily fueled by data indicating that ultrasound can improve the success rate of various procedures while decreasing complications. This course will provide you with current state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosis and guiding procedures. The skills you learn by attending this course can easily be incorporated into your current practice.


Wednesday, May 8th - Building a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program

  • Describe the components of successful point- of-care ultrasound programs
  • Summarize process for image acquisition, machine utilization, and IT configuration
  • Describe the importance of a training, quality improvement, and credentialing
  • List components of billing and coding for various ultrasound exams

Thursday, May 9th – Diagnostic POCUS Day

  • Summarize the basic science and diagnostic use of ultrasound imaging
  • Describe the protocols, evaluation, and best use of echocardiography in critically ill patients
  • Review the role of ultrasound in a focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) exam to assess for free fluid in the abdomen or around the heart
  • Summarize the basics of using ultrasound to assess lungs
  • Describe the most effective diagnostic use of ultrasound to assess for vascular abnormalities including aortic pathology and deep venous thrombosis
  • Practice the evaluation of shock and respiratory failure with integration of skills utilizing the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam in a simulated setting

Friday, May 10th – Procedural POCUS Day

  • Describe the fundamental principles, indications, and necessary equipment for ultrasound guided peripheral and central venous access
  • Describe the fundamental principles, indications, and necessary equipment for ultrasound guided paracentesis, thoracentesis, and soft tissue aspiration
  • Demonstrate competence for patient preparation, positioning, and needle placement for each of the ultrasound guided procedures listed above
  • Recognize complications and discuss aftercare related to each of the ultrasound guided procedures listed above

Saturday, May 11th - Hands-on Simulation Workshops “RUSH” into your Practice: Assessing Critically Ill Patients in Shock

  • Identify the hemodynamically compromised patient
  • Describe the 3 components of the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam: Pump, Tank, Pipes
  • Utilize the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam protocol in Simulation cases
  • Explain the ultrasound findings seen in the 4 types of distributive shock Advanced Assessment of the Rapidly Decompensating Patient
  • Describe how to perform VTI to assess cardiac output
  • Perform challenge of passive leg raise to assess volume responsiveness
  • Describe assessment of the IVC diameter and its interpretation during spontaneous breathing

Submit an Event or Activity

If your organization is providing CME intended for hospitalists, please fill out the form below for SHM to share your program with our members. 

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