Welcome to Annual Meeting Day 2


Day 1 has already raised the bar for the SHM Annual Meeting. Day 2, Wednesday, will set a whole new standard with courses, speakers, content, and perspective.

Leading off the day will be the presentation of the best of Research and Innovations. This year, we had hundreds of submissions, and the kickoff of Day 2 will showcase the very best of the best! Following immediately, we will recognize the winners of the SHM Awards of Excellence.

Dr. Brian Harte

Dr. Brian Harte

After the awards, we will be treated to a highlight – Pat Conway, MD, MSc, MHM, returns to the SHM plenary stage, to give us an update and thoughts from his perch at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation on the direction of health care reform and transformation. The past 6 months have brought uncertainty and drama to the national health care policy landscape, so this will be a particularly timely and prescient topic.

Then, off to the main meeting!

This year, we anticipated that some sessions would be so hot that we would have to hold them twice to meet the demand. These sessions are labeled with their own track and include my own personal favorite – and ironically named – series at SHM, “Things We Do for No Reason.” So if you missed this or any of the other talks – heart failure, pulmonary embolism, infectious diseases, delirium, and syncope – here’s your second chance!

But wait – there’s more! This year, for the first time, we have Maintenance of Certification credit available for attendees of the MOC-Clinical Updates sessions and the Rapid Fire Sessions. So, go right ahead and get the MOC credits while you catch up on the latest evidence.

Every year, hospitalists, residents, and students from all over submit hundreds of insightful clinical vignettes posters. Lunch and learn in the Exhibit Hall and peruse the great cases while the judges debate over the absolute best. Afterward is the can’t- miss feature at every Annual Meeting: the Update in Hospital Medicine – this year being delivered by a pair of hospitalist leaders from the heartland, Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM and Chad Miller, MD, FHM. Come for Rachel and Chad’s interpretation of the most important and relevant recent literature in adult hospital medicine.

Resident or medical student? You’re in good company at HM17. We have more trainees here than ever before. At 5:30 p.m., we’re holding a special session for you: A skills workshop on “Mastering the Job Interview.” We don’t learn these things in medical or residency – learn them at HM17!

A few other key sessions close out Day 2: Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, and Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, present on the role hospitalists can (and must) play in the rollout and management of Alternative Payment Models. Then, there’s the mysteriously titled “Myths, Misunderstandings, Medicare & Money: PA/NP and Physician Teams in Hospital Medicine.”

Finally, wind down and see what’s new in the pediatrics world with the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Update with Akshata Hopkins, MD, and Amit Singh, MD.

If yesterday set the tone and tomorrow is the wrap up, Day 2 – today – is the middle act of HM17 and is sure to be educational, provocative, exciting, and an exceptional learning experience. Be sure to take time to walk through the exhibit hall. Please also stop by the SHM Booth to meet the hardworking SHM staff who have made this meeting a great success and introduce yourself to members of the Board who will be present in the booth during the course of the meeting!

Dr. Harte is outgoing president of SHM and president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Southern Region.

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