If a medical meeting of the minds is only as good as its CME options, then HM10 will be the best SHM annual meeting yet.
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A pair of new pre-courses—“Essential Neurology for the Hospitalist” and “Early Career Hospitalist: Skills for Success”—will debut at HM10, which kicks off April 8 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., outside of Washington, D.C. The new learning sessions boost to 20 the number of Category 1 credits physicians can earn toward the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Physician Recognition Award. Last year, hospitalists could earn a maximum of 15 credits.
While both of the new pre-courses drew heavy interest among early registrants, the latter was particularly intriguing, says Amir Jaffer, MD, FHM, chair of SHM’s annual meeting committee, associate professor, and division chief of hospital medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida.
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“It’s really going to allow our early-career hospitalists to acquire some of the skills they don’t necessarily acquire during residency, such as billing and coding and understanding of quality measures,” Dr. Jaffer boasts, “as well as how best to communicate with consultants, patients, and families. They’ll have a better understanding of how important some of these issues are. … They form the background, as well as the foundation, for one’s career as a hospitalist.”
Also new this year is the added attention being paid to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) learning session, which led all pre-courses in early registration. The class is in its second year but is more appealing this year because of the new Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine via MOC. Working in conjunction with ABIM, the pre-course offers the opportunity for ABIM-certified physicians the chance to earn 20 points toward the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement of the MOC program. Two modules will be presented: Internal Medicine-Office Based and Internal Medicine-Hospital Based.