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A Distinguished Visitor


Dr. Lipsett (left) will moderate the annual Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignettes oral winner’s session at HM12 in San Diego.

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

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

2012: The Year to Connect

As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 takes form on the horizon, now is the ideal time for hospitalists to think about their career development plans for 2012. A big part of career development is creating connections, which is a focus at SHM this year, especially through the annual meeting. HM12 is weeks earlier than in years past, so December is not too early to register, choose a pre-course, and make travel plans. February is another key month, with SHM’s Leadership Academy in New Orleans (Feb. 13-16) and the inaugural Quality and Safety Educators Academy, Feb. 23-25 in Tempe, Ariz. And in September, SHM will offer Leadership Academy again, this time featuring “Advanced Leadership: Strategies and Tools for Personal Leadership Excellence” in addition to the “Foundations” course.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Exhibit priority points applications due: Nov. 18
  • RIV application deadline: Dec. 2
  • Hotel reservation deadline: March 2, 2012
  • Early registration deadline: March 5, 2012
  • Hospital Medicine 2012, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego

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