Quality

Hospital Medicine Leaders Set to Converge for HM13


 

Hospital Medicine 2013

WHEN: May 16-19, 2013

WHERE: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

HOW: Early registration deadline is March 19.

FYI: Attendees can redeem Marriott Rewards points at HM13 for hotel reservations and gain new points by staying at HM13’s host hotel, the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

REGISTER: www.hospitalmedicine2013.org

Every year, thousands of hospitalists gather to share their experiences, challenges, and energy with each other at SHM’s annual meeting. In 2013, hospitalists can do all of that while visiting the nation’s capital.

And make a real difference by advocating on Capitol Hill for quality improvement and safety in hospitals.

And enjoy all the amenities of a first-class hotel and conference center under one roof.

And get ahead of the curve on some of the most pressing topics in healthcare, such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.

But in order to do all of that, hospitalists have to register for HM13, and must do so quickly to save $50. The early registration deadline is March 19, earlier than in prior years. So don’t wait—sign up now at www.hospitalmedicine2013.org.

Choosing Wisely

Are you ready to make wise choices? HM13 provides unprecedented access to the hospitalist experts who developed the lists of recommendations for the Choosing Wisely campaign with two educational sessions and a pre-course.

Before HM13 kicks off, hospitalists John Bulger, DO, FACP, SFHM, and Ian Jenkins, MD, will direct a full-day Choosing Wisely pre-course on Thursday, May 16, featuring didactic sessions in the morning with national experts in QI on such topics as teambuilding and making the case for quality. The afternoon session will encompass highly interactive workgroups utilizing skills learned in the morning to develop a plan for how to “choose wisely.” Attendees will apply quality methodologies to frequently overutilized tests or procedures, resulting in an actual plan for embedding “avoids” or “never-dos” into their own practice in their own institutions.

On Saturday, May 18, Douglas Carlson, MD, and Ricardo Quinonez, MD, FAAP, FHM, will present “Addressing Overuse in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: The ABIM Choosing Wisely Campaign—PHM Recommendations,” and on Sunday, May 19, Drs. Bulger and Jenkins will present “Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.”

New Featured Speaker

Back by popular demand, hospitalist Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, FAAP, SFHM, chief medical officer and the director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will speak on the role hospitalists will play as change agents for healthcare reform and patient safety in the years to come. Dr. Conway replaces quality expert Peter Pronovost, MD, who had a scheduling conflict and will not be able to speak at HM13.

Get Your Conference In Hand

Hospitalists continue to be ahead of the curve, and the technology at HM13 is no exception. This year’s HM13 At Hand conference app for smartphones and tablets enables conference-goers to plan their schedule ahead of time, download meeting content, play a scavenger hunt for prizes, and socialize with other attendees.

The app’s scheduling feature offers attendees the chance to explore their options ahead of time or make changes on the fly to their HM13 experience.

For links to download the HM13 app, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org.

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