The role of visiting professor brings an additional level of credibility and academic rigor to SHM’s annual meeting. This year’s visiting professor’s interests and experience are perfect fits for hospital medicine.
Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, will serve as visiting professor at HM12, April 1-4 in San Diego. Dr. Lipsett is a professor in the department of surgery, anesthesiology, and critical-care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing in Baltimore. In addition, she is the program director of general surgery and the surgical critical-care fellowship, and is co-director of the surgical ICUs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The roles that visiting professors play at SHM’s annual meeting vary, but more often than not, they preside over the popular Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) competition and provide guidance to hospitalist attendees.
Dr. Lipsett’s scholarly interests are especially suited to HM12, as much of her research has focused on the hospitalized patient. Among a host of topics, she has researched antibiotic management, hand hygiene, and the psychological issues of hospitalization and long-term follow-up of prolonged ICU stays.
For more information about Dr. Lipsett and HM12, visit www.hospitalmedicine2012.org.
Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.