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Make the Most of Your Time at Converge 2024

Professional development comes in many forms—continuing education, research, webinars, meetings, and more—but perhaps the most efficient, rewarding, and inspiring option is in attending an in-person, annual, professional conference. Nothing compares.

Educational sessions packed with information

Learning opportunities are around every corner. From the inaugural MED-TED Teaching Competition (where eight junior hospitalists deliver their best quick-teaching sessions), Speed Mentoring, Research Shark Tank, and Research and Innovation Finalists, to a Mastering the Interview Skills Workshop for Residents and Students, there’s something for all career stages.

Sponsored activities and education

Visit the engagement arena to find new strategic partners, and learn from experts about products, resources, and opportunities that could help advance your career in the Expert Theaters.

Networking makes all the difference

Converge Central is your go-to hub for networking. Visit the eposter gallery, meet with fellow chapter and district members in the Chapter Corner at the designated meet-up times, watch streamed content in the Education Lounge, and relax in the Social Circle.

There’s even a dedicated networking time on April 13 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. PDT when you can share forward-focused ideas in hospital medicine or just enjoy catching up on stories from the field.

Stop by the SHM Pavilion (#624) to learn more about the latest SHM resources and programs that can help you make the most of your membership and to update your member profile, making it easier to receive tailored information and to connect with like-minded professionals.

Fellows and senior fellows can recharge in the Fellows Lounge, everyone can explore the cutting-edge work from the finalists in the Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes Scientific Abstract competition, and you can listen to the eposter presenters throughout Converge, or access them on the SHM Converge app in the eposter Gallery.

Special Interest Forums

SHM’s Special Interest Forums (SIFs) are offered throughout the conference and provide opportunities for attendees to connect with like-minded peers and hear from and interact directly with leaders across more than 30 topics or practice types within hospital medicine.

New members, first-timers, residents, and students

If you’re a first-time attendee or a new SHM member, add the new member–first-timer attendee breakfast to your calendar on April 13 from 7 to 8 a.m. PDT. You can fuel up for the day and meet other first-time attendees.

And, if you’re a resident or student, sign up for the Resident and Student Luncheon on April 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PDT. This event is a dedicated opportunity for residents and students to meet and engage with faculty who have a wide range of clinical and topical expertise across the field of hospital medicine. The intent is to provide trainees with a casual and low-pressure atmosphere with ample opportunity to hear about and ask questions about how to forge a career path as a hospitalist. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

There truly is something for everyone at SHM Converge, whether you’re starting your career in hospital medicine, you’ve been working in the field for several years, or you have decades of experience under your belt. Learning and networking can inspire, inform, and expand your world, both professionally and personally.

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