Now is the time to make plans to attend Hospital Medicine 2013. With top-notch featured speakers, a full slate of high-demand pre-courses, and even more opportunities to network
and learn, HM13 promises to be SHM’s most popular meeting yet.
More than 3,000 hospitalistsare expected to attend HM13 (www.hospitalmedicine2013.org), May 16-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.
New this year are two sessions in the “potpourri” track and two sessions in the “workshop” track, including how hospitalists can constructively learn from their mistakes and a workshop session titled “Innovative Scheduling and Rounding: How to Improve Continuity, Efficiency and Quality.”
Also new are tracks designed to address some of the most pressing topics facing hospitalists. The “comanagement” track will focus on the relationship between hospitalists and subspecialty consultants in a case-based format. The new “updates” track will feature the latest research and how it applies to clinical work.
In addition to the new elements, hospitalists also can take advantage of annual-meeting favorites, including the Research, Innovation, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) poster competition. The RIV competition offers hundreds of the very latest ideas and research in hospital medicine.
One of the primary reasons hospitalists come to SHM’s conferences is career-building and networking, and HM13 will have unstructured time for general networking, as well as special-interest forums for 20 different topics, including:
- Evidence-based medicine—a new forum in 2013;
- Women in hospital medicine;
- Early-career hospitalists;
- Quality improvement (QI); and
- Information technology.
View the full program and registration details at www.hospitalmedicine2013.org.
Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.