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Wachter, Washington Insiders Ready for HM12 Keynote Addresses


Dr. Conway

Dr. Ornstein

Dr. Wachter

Dr. Glasheen

SHM’s annual meeting will bring some of the top thinkers in healthcare and HM to San Diego in April to present the ideas hospitalists will be talking about for the next year. In fact, with their experience in healthcare policy, this year’s presenters will frame the conversations that hospitalists will have at HM13, outside of Washington, D.C.

HM12’s featured speakers include:

Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc, FAAP, SFHM, chief medical officer and director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS);

Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, MA, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; and

Robert M. Wachter, MD, MHM, professor and associate chairman of medicine, University of California at San Francisco.

“The featured speakers at HM12 in San Diego are guaranteed to provoke conversation among hospitalists, other caregivers, and policymakers throughout the year and beyond,” says HM12 course director Jeff Glasheen, MD, SFHM. “This year’s lineup brings some of the best hospitalists, nonhospitalists, and perennial favorites to the podium. The breadth of their experience and their insight into providing the best care possible in the hospital will resonate with all of the hospitalists who come to the meeting—and will give them fresh new ideas to take back to their hospitals.”

Dr. Conway and Dr. Ornstein will present starting at 8:15 a.m. Monday, April 2 (visit for a complete schedule). Dr. Conway will address the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and how hospitalists can help lead the transformation of the healthcare system. Dr. Ornstein will immediately follow Dr. Conway with his featured address, “Making Health Policy in an Age of Dysfunctional Politics.”

As in years past, Dr. Wachter’s featured presentation will be one of HM12’s final events. His presentation, “The Great Physician, c. 2012: How Hospitalists Must Lead Efforts to Identify and Become This New Breed,” is set for noon Wednesday, April 4.

“If hospitalists really want to be part of the transformation of healthcare and lead their hospitals forward, the featured presentations at HM12 should be required courses,” Dr. Glasheen says.

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