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HM19 Special Interest Forums

These small-group sessions take place Monday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. and Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.

Monday, March 25 – 4:30 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Academic and Research
​​​​​​Shaker Eid, MD, MBA, SFHM; Emily Mallin, MD, FHM
Azalea 3

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.

Canadian Hospitalists
Serge Soolsma, MD
Chesapeake K

This forum provides a unique setting for Canadian-based hospitalists to gather as an organized group, network, and discuss common issues.

Critical Care
David Aymond, MD
Chesapeake 1

This forum will explore the role of the hospitalist functioning as an intensivist and/or resuscitationist. Discussion items include personal experience, available education, and SHM’s support for this endeavor.

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine
Patricia Seymour, MD, FHM
Magnolia 2
Participants will network and discuss training, achieving recognition, access in the job market, and national trends related to hospitalists trained in family medicine.

Hospital Medicine Administrators
Larissa Smith; Elda Dede
Camellia 2

Practice administrators are important members of the hospitalist team. In this forum, administrators can voice their unique perspectives and hear from their peers.

International Hospital Medicine
Guillherme Barcellos, MD, SFHM
Magnolia 1

This forum is designed to provide an opportunity for attendees who practice hospital medicine outside of North America to share issues and ideas.

Leadership in Hospital Medicine
Thomas McIlraith, MD, SFHM, CLHM; Rob Zipper, MD, MMM, SFHM
Chesapeake 7-8

Want to be a better leader? A better coach and mentor? Do you want to drive quality improvement at your hospital? We will review, discuss, and shape the resources and programmatic offerings that are needed to promote leadership skill development at all levels. We will also review SHM’s existing programs, including Leadership Academies, the Leadership Certificate Program, e-learning, and the HMX: Leadership Alumni Forum.

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
Leah Schmitz, PA-C; Meredith Wold, PA-C
Chesapeake 5-6

Network with your peers and learn about the work of the SHM Committee on Hospitalist Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants.

Oncology Hospitalists
Barbara Egan, MD, SFHM Joshua
Chesapeake 3
This special interest forum will explore the role of hospitalists on oncology services. Discussion items may include personal experiences and how to succeed as an oncology hospitalist.

Pediatric Hospitalists
Weijen Chang, MD
Azalea 2

This forum will provide an opportunity for pediatric hospitalists to network, share, and discuss topics of particular interest to them. Topics will include an update on SHM’s pediatric activities and updates on potential paths to specialty certification.

Post-Acute Care Providers
Bob Reynolds, MD
Chesapeake 2

This forum provides opportunities for hospitalists who practice in or are interested in learning more about working in or becoming more involved in the post-acute care arena such as SNFs, LTACs, and rehab facilities.

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