When Christopher Moriates, MD, SFHM, and Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, accepted the opportunity to present the “Update in Hospital Medicine” session at HM19, it was a big moment for both of them.
Not only will they headline one of the most popular sessions at the Annual Conference, but they also will be giving a talk on stage together for the first time. The possibility that it could all go wrong in front of more than 5,000 attendees at HM19 certainly crossed their minds.
“No matter what, it’ll be fun,” said Dr. Moriates, assistant dean for health care value at the University of Texas at Austin.
The aim of Tuesday afternoon’s session is to inform busy hospitalists of what they might have missed over the past year by highlighting the most important papers, from multiple specialties, that affect hospital medicine.
The two presenters may be familiar to hospitalists: Dr. Herzke, associate vice chair for clinical affairs in the department of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, is a member of the SHM Academic Committee, the SHM Mentoring Subcommittee, and the Annual Conference Committee. Dr. Moriates is a regular contributor to The Hospital Leader, the official blog of SHM, and also has a personal connection to the “Update in Hospital Medicine” session.
“I watched with awe as my mentor, Michelle Mourad, MD, presented ‘Update in Hospital Medicine’ on the big stage at National Harbor in 2013,” Dr. Moriates said. “It is hard to imagine that I will be following her footsteps onto that same stage this year.”