Mark your calendars today! Now is the time to coordinate with colleagues, make early schedule arrangements, and consider a family vacation to the Washington, D.C., area around HM15 at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md., just minutes outside of the nation’s capital.
SHM’s annual meetings are the largest annual event in hospital medicine. Thousands of hospitalists from every corner of the country can attest to the professional and personal value they draw from the meetings. After HM14, more than nine out of 10 hospitalists say they would recommend the meeting to a friend; the same percentage say they plan on attending HM15.
“The Hospital Medicine 2015 planning committee is already hard at work to deliver the kind of career-advancing content that hospitalists have come to expect from SHM’s annual meeting,” says HM15 Committee Chair Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM. “We know that hospitalists come to our meetings not just for the CME credits, but for the clinical know-how, practice management ideas, firsthand perspectives from the leaders in healthcare, one-on-one networking, and energy that make the hospital medicine movement special.”
Hospitalists who have never attended an SHM annual meeting will enjoy the many educational opportunities offered in clinical work, practice management, quality improvement, and many other topics important to the hospital medicine movement.
And those who have attended year after year know that the meeting is never the same twice. New topics, new tracks, and new faces keep the meeting fresh for even the most experienced hospitalist.
“Every year has been bigger, better, and different from the last,” Dr. Manjarrez says. “We can’t wait to show hospitalists what will make HM15 a truly special event in healthcare.”
Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.