Hospital medicine will descend on Washington, D.C., again.
At least 2,500 attendees are expected at SHM's annual meeting, HM15, which kicks off March 29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The four-day conference—SHM's third in the nation's capital in six years—ends April 1 and encompasses:
- Seven pre-courses on March 29 that can be applied toward continuing medical education credits;
- Dozens of educational sessions over three days, including the debut of its "Young Hospitalists" track on March 30;
- The largest Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes poster competition ever; and
- Plenary sessions from patient-safety guru Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM; HM pioneer Robert Wachter, MD, MHM; and Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
"The opportunity to learn about faculty development, the opportunity to learn about administrative concerns in running a hospital medicine program, the opportunity to address quality improvement…the opportunity to meet other folks who are doing very similar work and learn from them, all of those things exist,” says assistant course director Melissa Mattison, MD, SFHM.
In addition, SHM's advocacy event, Hospitalists on the Hill Day, is scheduled for April 1 and will see physicians holding hundreds of meetings with Capitol Hill legislators and staffers.
"Every congressman has physicians in their community, and they value the opinion of those physicians," SHM Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Greeno, MD, MHM, says. "Nothing is more effective than having one of our members meet with a representative from their home district about the issues that we care about."
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