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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.

For a full listing of SHM-endorsed meetings, from local chapters to national conferences, visit the Event Calendar on the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)



13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium 

October 19 - 20, 2018 
Leon & Norma Hess Center for Science & Medicine, Davis Auditorium, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 

Overview: The journey to become a Master Clinician begins with passion for caring for patients and developing the knowledge and skills to become an expert diagnostician. Our symposium’s key 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.
Our workshops provide participants with a choice of three tracks in which to gain expertise. Concentrate in one track to develop expertise or mix-and-match tracks to experience a variety of topics: Hospitalist Generalist, Hospitalist Specialist and Enhancing Quality & Value. 


14 Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine Conference

October 17 - 20, 2018
Feinberg Pavilion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL 

Providing You With the Knowledge to Become a Better Hospitalist

With presentations from a diverse cadre of experts in various fields, the 14th Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine conference provides an evidence-based, guideline driven update of the critical domains in Hospital Medicine.  The topics are timely and high-impact, and are designed to meet the educational needs of hospitalists, advanced practice providers and medical trainees.  Our interactive cases led by subject matter experts will guide participants through each step in the diagnosis and management of key clinical conditions.  The conference also features two pre-courses on October 17 on Medical Education and POCUS (Point of Care Ultra Sound). 


UCSF Management of the Hospitalized Patient 

October 18 - 20, 2018 
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 a stellar group of guest faculty, the course highlights recent advances and current controversies. To promote active learning, the course uses a computerized audience response system and features multiple workshops in a variety of disciplines to allow for small group discussions.

The course includes broad content in critical care, perioperative care, patient safety, hospital neurology, cardiology, GI, hematology, oncology, nephrology, and infectious diseases. Back by popular demand, this year’s conference is preceded by the three-day Hospitalist Mini-College (October 15-17, 2018).


16th Annual Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine Conference

October 26 - 27, 2018 
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, BC 

This interactive conference will provide clinically relevant updates to hospital medicine physicians, general internists, emergency/outpatient, rural, palliative care, family physicians providing in-patient care, nurse practitioners, residents and students. 

Conference Objectives:

  • Review current work-up and therapeutic approaches for common inpatient clinical presentations
  • Develop informal networks with other hospitalists and specialists 
  • Identify essential skills required to care for medically complex adult inpatients
  • Highlight QI initiatives and hospitalist projects via the abstract poster competition 


16th Annual Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium

October 27 - 28, 2018
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 

The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium (RMHMS) is an interactive CME/CE program designed to educate participants on key challenges in hospital medicine with a focus on knowledge acquisition and application. One of the most impactful hospitalist CME events in the nation, the RMHMS brings together leaders in hospital medicine with hospital-based practitioners from across all disciplines and is intended to create enduring performance improvement that generates compelling advances in the quality of hospital care.  The RMHMS utilizes a ‘Flexible Track’ format which means attendees can choose to attend any session topic in any track during any hour.  For 2018, tracks include Hospital Medicine, Dilemmas in Hospital Medicine, Critical Care & Palliative Care Summits and Curbside Consultation.  Exhibitors from industry as well as hospitalist recruiters from Colorado make for interesting networking sessions during breaktimes.


Updates in Hospital Medicine: A Cruise to Alaska 

July 19 - 26, 2019
Departs from Seattle, Washington

This activity is designed to provide a review of the most recent medical literature relevant to the care of hospitalized patients. Using an interactive, case-based format, the key highlights from all major areas of internal medicine and its specialties will be presented. Strong emphasis will be placed on how recent advances described in the medical literature can be incorporated into current clinical practice. An expert panel of distinguished academic physicians from around the country will present didactic lectures and address questions from the audience.