Welcome to HM19 in National Harbor, Maryland! This marks the fourth time the SHM’s annual conference has been held in National Harbor, beginning with Hospital Medicine 2013. With close proximity to the nation’s capital and a number of national museums, memorials, and other historic sites, National Harbor has much to offer in addition to the jam-packed education conference schedule we have planned for you. There is also a nearby Ferris wheel dubbed the “Capital Wheel” for thrill seekers.
Thanks to the many responses you provided to SHM’s newly opened call for conference content suggestions for HM19, we are proud to present you with a conference genuinely created “by hospitalists, for hospitalists.” We encourage you to take full advantage of the wide array of learning opportunities the Annual Conference Committee curated from your input for HM19. We encourage you to explore new ideas, attend sessions that catch your eye, and dive head first into interactive workshops at HM19.
The Annual Conference Committee members will be wearing large buttons to identify themselves, and we welcome any questions and feedback about the meeting. The committee members worked hard to create a pre-course day and main meeting with something for everyone, knowing there is great diversity under the hospitalist tent. In addition to cultivating relevant and timely sessions sourced from your input, the committee’s guiding lens for HM19 content has always been “what do practicing hospitalists need to know now.”