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Academic Opportunity

From: The Hospitalist, November 2011

HM12 expands educational, networking offerings for academic-minded hospitalists

by Brendon Shank

Poster submissions for the 2012 RIV competition are due Dec. 2.

Academic hospitalists will find new opportunities to learn, network, and showcase their own insights at HM12, SHM’s annual meeting April 1-4 in San Diego.

This year, poster presenters will have even more time to present cutting-edge topics in hospital medicine. The popular Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) poster sessions will be split into two days.

The Research and Innovations poster reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. April 2, while the Vignettes poster session will be held during lunch the next day. However, some things about the receptions won’t change: Sessions will be held in the exhibit hall.

The move to two poster receptions was in response to previous attendee feedback. As the numbers of attendees and poster presenters has grown, visiting all the posters and having meaningful conversations with the presenters became increasingly difficult. Now attendees—both academic and community-based hospitalist—can take their time and soak in more of the best thinking in the specialty.

If you’re thinking about submitting a poster for any of the three categories, now is the time to act: The submission deadline for abstracts is Dec. 2.

Poster sessions aren’t the only new chances for academic hospitalists to find valuable face time at HM12, either. This year’s program includes new opportunities to collaborate and connect with other academic hospitalists—and hospitalists from other backgrounds as well.

And the HM12 schedule will feature valuable courses specifically chosen for the unique needs and challenges of the academic hospitalist’s career.

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

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