At the end of the year, many hospitalists still have funds left in their CME stipends. Now is the time to plan for 2016.
SHM’s annual meeting, Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16), is the premier destination for hospitalists looking to brush up on skills, learn the latest clinical and management concepts, and grow their network in a growing field. Last year, more than one in 10 meeting attendees said they would recommend SHM’s annual meeting to a colleague.
The meeting is divided into two sections: a day of in-depth pre-courses and the official program. This year’s pre-courses include:
- ABIM Maintenance of Certification and board preparation;
- Bedside procedures;
- Point-of-care ultrasound for the hospitalist;
- Perioperative Medicine: Spy into the world of perioperative medicine;
- The Highly Effective Hospital Medicine Group: Using SHM’s key characteristics to drive performance; and
- Advanced interactive critical care.
The official meeting’s content is broken up into separate tracks, making it easier for hospitalists to schedule their sessions based on their roles and interests in the hospital medicine movement. HM16 tracks feature many favorites, with updated content and three entirely new tracks.
- Academic/Research: This combined track is for hospitalists who practice in academic medical centers, as well as for those in any setting who are interested in research.
- Clinical: The clinical track focuses on essential topics in adult clinical medicine, emphasizing recent advances that should be incorporated into the hospitalist’s approach to clinical care delivery.
- NEW! Co-Management/Perioperative Medicine: This hospitalist core competency increases in complexity, yet many physicians were not even taught the basics in residency. This new track explores the perioperative and consultative medicine questions that challenge hospitalists on a daily basis.
- Doctor-Patient Relationship: As service is a quality outcome, this track is dedicated to giving frontline hospitalists practical skills for success in enhancing the doctor-patient relationship and information on what to do when the therapeutic relationship fails.
- NEW! Health IT for Hospitalists: Health information technology has changed the practice of medicine. While the potential is great, the result is often inefficiency and frustration, coupled with a lack of improvement in quality and safety. All hospitalists need to properly utilize the available technology and engage in improving these systems.
- Pediatric: The 2016 pediatric track focuses on “The Edges of the Practice” and will highlight hot topics and issues for pediatric hospitalists who take care of newborns and/or adolescents.
- NEW! Post-Acute Care: The post-acute care track targets two audiences. The first—mainstream hospitalists—are increasingly being asked to assume responsibility for the full episode of care, including the post-acute care services after discharge.
- Potpourri: The potpourri track offers presentations on a variety of nonclinical topics of interest to the practicing hospitalist. Topics include medical-legal aspects of hospital medicine, best practices and strategies to improve sleep in the hospital, and personal professional optimization.
- Practice Management: The importance of organizational infrastructure related to the practice of hospital medicine is well recognized, and information in this area continues to accumulate.
- Quality: Given the importance of quality and patient safety in the delivery of healthcare, the quality track is offered to address the imperatives around development and implementation of improvement efforts in the hospital.
- Rapid Fire: The rapid fire track is designed to provide participants with “rapid bursts” of content and to address specific questions framed by the Annual Meeting Committee.
- Workshops: Workshop track topics were submitted by SHM members, peer reviewed, and selected based on their relevancy to hospitalists, designed engagement and interaction with participants, presenter experience, and clarity of submission.
- Young Hospitalists: Inspired by SHM Past President Eric Howell’s vision to increase the hospital medicine “pipeline,” this track is dedicated to new hospitalists, residents, and medical students—the future of SHM.
For details, visit www.hospitalmedicine2016.org.