- Mobile stroke units are a thing!
- Neurologists are not great at predictions after stroke – but scoring tools are!
- Focus on patient-centered outcomes (100% disability free vs. able to walk vs. happy to be alive).
- Penicillin allergy: 2% cross-reactivity for cephalosporins – not 10%.
Navigating work/life balance
- Have two phones for work/home – church and state – keep them separate!
Becoming an expert
- Avoid “analysis paralysis”: “Better a good decision quickly than the best decision too late” – H. Geneen
- It’s pretty cool to know the Surgeon General is a hospitalist!
- Our SHM community rocks!
- Eric Howell is an avid Star Trek and overalls enthusiast!
- It’s exceedingly difficult to become a MHM – 35 total, 3 this year.
- Danielle Scheurer is a warm and natural interviewer, sensational leader, and closet REM-rapper.
- No matter how hard I try, I’ll always be a social media Luddite: “Am I hashtagging?”
Convenience notwithstanding, this year’s conference-from-home luxury is one we hope to dispense with for SHM Converge 2022, in exchange for wandering of halls, jockeying to be closer to the front of the room, collecting freebies in exhibit halls, and seeing 50 old friends on the way to the session for which you’re already late.
Nashville, Tenn., aka Music City, will be the site of our first in-person meeting in 3 years in April 2022. I will be there with my guitar for SHM’s open mic and I hope you too bring your diverse talents from across the country to spend a week learning and energizing with us, making hospital medicine music in “Honky Tonk Hall,” “Elvis Lives Lounge,” or the “Grand Ol’ Opry-ation Suite.” The band is getting back together! Be a part of the excitement. Bring your voice, bring your talent, and let’s do Nashville in numbers!
Planning is now underway … and we need your ideas and suggestions! Share thoughts on topics and speakers through the OPEN CALL site through June 1st … and don’t forget to watch on-demand talks you missed from SHM Converge 2021 – a veritable treasure trove of learning.
Dr. Nye is a hospitalist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the course director of SHM Converge 2022.