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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)


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. 


7th Annual Management of the Complex Hospitalized Patient

August 8 - 11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX

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

After participating in this comprehensive activity, the learner should able to:

  • Apply evidence based updates in multidisciplinary care of the hospitalized patient to their daily practice
  • Delineate recent regulatory, legal, and scientific changes that will impact hospital based practice
  • Acquire tools to evaluate current systems, make changes, and deliver best practice models within a hospital


Physiology on the Fly

September 23 - 28, 2018
MDI Biological Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME 

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. They will use this experience as a springboard for developing their own physiology teaching scripts, with the goal of leaving the course with renewed confidence in, and tangible products for, incorporating pathophysiology into teaching on the wards.


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). 


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