Start Planning for Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 in March

“Super Bowl” of hospital medicine is less than three months away

If you haven’t registered for the largest event in the hospital medicine movement, now is the time. You can still take advantage of the early registration discount through Feb. 2. And pre-courses, many of which fill up ahead of time, are still available.

For hospitalists nationwide, HM15 is an unprecedented time to learn new clinical updates, network with colleagues, and hear from the leaders in healthcare. This year’s event takes place March 29 through April 1 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., just minutes from Washington, D.C.

This year’s featured speakers represent the nation’s most forward-thinking leaders in providing the best possible care to hospitalized patients:

Dr. Bisognano

Dr. Bisognano

• Maureen Bisognano is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent, not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of healthcare throughout the world. Join her for her featured address on “Leading Transformational Change.”

Dr. Pronovost

Dr. Pronovost

• Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is a world-renowned patient safety champion and a practicing critical care physician. His scientific work in leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine and receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” in 2008. He is senior vice president for patient safety and quality and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Join him for his keynote address, “Taking Quality to the Next Level.”

Dr. Wachter

Dr. Wachter

• Robert M. Wachter, MD, MHM, national thought leader in healthcare quality improvement, will be addressing HM15 attendees, in his always-entertaining style, on how the computerization of medicine will transform your life or your practice. Join him for his closing address, “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.”

The benefits of attending HM15 don’t end with the final session, either. This year, SHM is offering a free, one-year membership for new members registering for HM15.

Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.

About Brendon Shank

Brendon Shank joined the Society of Hospital Medicine in February 2011 and serves as Associate Vice President of Communications. He is responsible for maintaining a dialogue between SHM and its many audiences, including members, media and others in healthcare.

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