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Texas-Sized Excitement


SHM’s annual meeting was a Texas-sized birthday party for a teenager. Fifteen years after the term “hospitalist” was coined, more than 2,500 hospitalists, residents, nonphysician providers, and at least one pharmacist attended HM11 May 10-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

The four-day celebration of all things HM drew arguably its most impressive batch of speakers, including AMA President Cecil Wilson, MD, and Robert

Kocher, MD, a former special assistant to President Obama. Robert Wachter, MD, MHM, who coauthored the term “hospitalist,” gave the penultimate address.

But attendees say the value of the meeting wasn’t the speeches, the more than 100 breakout sessions, or the endless networking opportunities. It was all of it.

“People talking about how excited they are about hospitalized medicine, you’re like, ‘Yeah, let’s do this,’ ” said first-time attendee Randa Perkins, MD, chief resident at Tallahassee Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Florida. “You feel like it is ‘Braveheart’!”

More from the HM11 Special Report

The Future Is Forward

As HM matures, movement turns attention to quality goals, resource management, and value propositions

The Future of Better Patient Care

“Portable Ultrasound” pre-course unveils almost-limitless possibilities, hospitalist says

HM=Improved Patient Care

Healthcare heavyweights confident hospitalists will make a difference

The Suggestions Box

Special Interest Forums provide hospitalists helpful hints, partnerships

Pediatric Perils

Balanced, risk-based approach appropriate for ALTEs

Something for Everyone

HM11 attendees get the most out of educational and networking offerings

HM11 Breakout Sessions Roundup

Highlights from faculty presentations at HM11 May 11-13 in Grapevine, Texas

Utilizing Technology to Improve the Clinical and Operational Performance of Hospitalists

Recruiting and Retaining Hospitalists: Developing a Talent Facilitation Framework

Patient Satisfaction: Tips for Improving Your HCAHPS Scores

The Role of Hospital Medicine in Adapting to the New ACGME Requirements

Skin is In: Dermatological Images Every Hospitalist Should Recognize

The How, When and Why of Noninvasive Ventilation

This Disease Is Easy; It’s the patient Who’s Difficult

The Art of Clinical problem-Solving: Mystery Cases

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