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Put Hospital Medicine 2013 on Your 2013 Checklist


FIVE Reasons to Attend HM13

  1. Network with nearly 3,000 HM professionals.
  2. Learn from 200 renowned faculty experts on the most cutting-edge clinical and academic topics.
  3. Meet with members of Congress by participating in Hospitalists on the Hill (see “Policy Corner” on p. 10 for more details).
  4. Listen to keynote speakers who help shape the future of HM and healthcare.
  5. Earn CME credits while contributing to the success of the HM movement.

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 (, 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

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

HM13 Tracks

  • Academic/Research
  • Clinical
  • NEW: Comanagement
  • Rapid Fire
  • Pediatric
  • Potpourri
  • Practice
  • Management
  • Quality
  • NEW: Updates Workshops

HM13 Pre-Courses

  • NEW: Bugs, Drugs, and You: Infectious Disease Essentials for the Hospitalist
  • NEW: What Keeps You Awake at Night? Hot Topics in Hospitalist Practice Management
  • ABIM Maintenance of Certification
  • Advanced Interactive Critical Care
  • QI for High-Value Healthcare: Making the ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely Campaign a Reality
  • Perioperative Medicine: Medical Consultation and Comanagement
  • Medical Procedures for the Hospitalist
  • Portable Ultrasound for the Hospitalist

HM13 Featured Presentations

Taking Patient Safety and Quality to the Next Level

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, professor, departments of anesthesiology/critical care medicine and surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore; professor, John Hopkins Carey School of Business, director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins.

Healing Humankind One Patient at a Time

David T. Feinberg, MD, MBA, president, UCLA Health System, CEO, UCLA Hospital System, associate vice chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences.

Quality, Safety, and IT: A Decade of Successes, Failures, Surprises, and Epiphanies

Robert M. Wachter, MD, MHM, professor and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, chief of the division of hospital medicine, chief of the medical service at UCSF Medical Center, and author of the blog Wachter’s World (

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