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HM18 Special Interest Forums

The Society of Hospital Medicine presents a variety of special interest forums during its annual conference. The small-group sessions take place Monday, April 9, 4:30-5:25 p.m.

Academic and Research

Greg Seymann, MD, SFHM; Nicole Adler, MD, FHM
Grand Ballroom 12-14
The Academic and Research Forum brings together faculty and researchers to discuss topics of interest to the academic hospital medicine community, such as mentorship, research support, and professional development. Join this collaborative offering of the Academic and Research Committees.

Advocacy & Public Policy

Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, SFHM; Josh Boswell
Key Biscayne Room
During this forum with SHM’s Advocacy leaders and staff, you will learn about the direction of SHM’s Advocacy & Public Policy work and how you can help. Discussion will focus on SHM’s new Advocacy & Public Policy Section, its role, and how you can participate and share your own ideas.

Canadian Hospitalists

Serge Soolsma, MD
Key Largo Room
This forum provides a unique setting for hospitalists based in Canada to gather as an organized group, network with each other, and discuss the common issues with which they are faced.

Care for Vulnerable Populations

Mara Bann, MD; Pallabi Sanyal-Day, MD
Key West Room
SHM’s Caring for Vulnerable Populations Section aims to increase awareness and improve quality of care for vulnerable and underserved patient populations in the hospital setting. The principles and skills needed to care effectively for vulnerable patients span practitioners across all health systems, although they are important particularly for hospitalists practicing in safety-net and resource-limited settings.

Community-Based Hospitalists

Steve Behnke, MD; Jason Robertson, MD, SFHM
Sawgrass Room
This session provides a forum for sharing principles of successful clinical practices, quality care, and professional sustainability, as well as other “hot” topics of interest to the community-based hospitalist.

NEW: Critical Care

David Aymond, MD
Grand Ballroom 4-6
This special interest forum seeks to convene hospitalists charged with providing some level of critical care at their institution. Participants should come prepared to discuss and share their own experiences, including their current role in providing critical care, facing institutional barriers, and dealing with gaps in training.

NEW: Diversity and Inclusion

Marisha Burden, MD, SFHM; Flora Kisuule, MD, SFHM
Grand Ballroom 7A
SHM is committed to a diverse and inclusive membership that works to provide high-quality, equitable care to diverse populations. This forum invites hospitalists from any underrepresented group to discuss issues, concerns, and solutions to improve workforce diversity and their own career opportunities. In addition, this forum would be for HM leaders who would like to discuss strategies and opportunities for expanding the diversity and inclusion of their HM groups.

NEW: Ethics in Hospital Medicine

David Alfandre, MD, MSPH
West Indies Room
This forum serves as a resource for discussion, coaching, and mentorship regarding common and challenging ethical concerns that hospitalists face. We aim to support SHM members in collaborating on ethics scholarships and projects that address ethics in clinical care, education, and policy.

Global Health and Human Rights

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD, FHM
Harbor Beach Room
SHM’s Global Health and Human Rights Section has been established to build interest and engagement in global health and human rights work among hospitalists so they can share their expertise. The section also plans to build long-term collaborations in the United States and abroad.

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

David Goldstein, MD; Patricia Seymour, MD
Anaheim Room
Participants will network and discuss their training, how they’ve achieved recognition and access in the job market, as well as national trends related to hospitalists trained in family medicine.

Information Technology

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD; Andrew Young, DO
St. Thomas Room
This forum provides an opportunity for attendees to provide SHM and the IT Committee with input on what would be most beneficial regarding implementing, managing, and participating in health/hospital IT initiatives.

International Hospital Medicine

Guillherme Barcellos, MD, SFHM; Rafaela Dal Molin, MD, MEd, FHM; Nerea Fernandez, MEd, PhD
Crystal Ballroom G1/A&B
This forum is designed to provide an opportunity for attendees who practice hospital medicine outside of North America to share their ideas and discuss issues they’ve faced.

Leadership in Hospital Medicine

Thomas McIlraith, MD, SFHM, CLHM; Rob Zipper, MD, MMM, SFHM
Marco Island Room
Want to be a better leader? A better coach and mentor? Do you want to drive quality improvement (QI) at your hospital? Developing ourselves and our teams is what we are all here to do! We will review, discuss, and shape the resources and programmatic offerings that are needed to promote leadership skills development at all levels. We will also review SHMs existing programs, including the Leadership Academies, the Leadership Certificate Program, e-learning opportunities, and the HMX: Leadership Alumni Forum.

Med-Peds Hospitalists

Heather Toth, MD, SFHM; Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM
Crystal Ballroom H
This special interest forum will explore the role of Med-Peds physicians in hospitalist medicine. Discussion items may include personal experiences, how to create more Med-Peds jobs, and how to succeed as a Med-Peds hospitalist.

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