Items covered in the fact sheet will include criteria for establishing an SHM international chapter, definition of a potential chapter’s geographic area, and the requirements for demonstrating necessary interest and leadership at the local level. It also will describe the SHM resources that will be available to international chapters – dedicated staff and physician leader liaisons, data support and management, creation of a chapter-specific HMX community to facilitate virtual networking and communications, meeting support, and counsel on how to build and maintain chapter audience and membership.
In addition, the lounge will have a global map that identifies geographic concentrations of international attendees and photos from recent international chapter meetings.
SHM has been surveying the field beyond U.S. borders through the initiation of conversations with organizations abroad. These efforts allow the society to learn from and support hospital medicine leaders and health systems around the world.
“The hospital medicine movement is in various stages of development outside the United States,” explained Mr. Gray. “Many factors influence the rate at which a hospital medicine model can become implemented, including the structure of the health system, education and training curricula, existing scope of practice and care-delivery constructs, fluidity of government and systems, and other factors.
“We urge participants from abroad to visit the International Lounge to meet and share information with their counterparts from other countries, learn more about SHM and what it has to offer, find out about the potential for launching an SHM chapter, and interact with SHM staff and board members,” concluded Mr. Gray. “We have so much to learn from each other.”
Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.