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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 relevent to our membership. Review the list below of upcoming SHM conferences of interest.

 

Vermont Hospital Medicine

February 11-13, 2018
Stowe, VT

Overview: The course will provide practical approaches to common problems in hospital medicine informed by experts and the latest evidence.
The target audience is comprised of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses practicing hospital medicine. Some of the clinicians will also be engaged in education, research, quality improvement, and management. The audience may also include hospital medicine program administrators, resident physicians, and medical students with an interest in careers in hospital medicine.

Objectives: 

  • Identify new guidelines for management of criticall ill patients
  • Better understand the management of hospitalized transplant patients
  • Recognize how hospitalists can add value to the care of hospitalized patients

CME Accreditation: The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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.

Objectives: 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