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Society of Hospital Medicine Events, Online Tools, Programs for Hospitalists


Career Advancers: SHM Events, Online Tools, and Programs

Hospitalists can advance their careers and the hospital medicine movement at the same time, with in-person events, online tools, and other programs designed specifically for people providing care to hospitalized patients.

When hospitalists meet face to face, good things happen. Solutions are shared. Challenges are addressed. But most importantly, SHM’s meetings are sources of energy and inspiration for the thousands of hospitalists who attend them every year.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015

July 23-26, San Antonio

There’s still time to register for the fast-growing national event organized specifically for pediatric hospitalists. This year, the meeting will focus on mentoring, networking, and partnerships to improve children’s health locally and globally.

Meeting attendees should plan on downloading the PHM 2015 app to get session materials, download presentations, and find their way at the conference.

Leadership Academy

October 19-22, Austin

Have you taken on more leadership responsibilities at your hospital?

Or are you ready to demonstrate that you’re ready to take them on?

SHM’s Leadership Academy has trained thousands of hospitalists to lead groups more effectively and to understand the financial realities of running a hospital

medicine practice.

Hospital Medicine 2016

March 6-9, 2016, San Diego

Every year, thousands of hospitalists gather for educational sessions, professional networking, and time to catch up with friends in the hospital medicine movement. Now is the time to schedule time off and register!

Meet-Ups for Medical Students and Residents

Chicago and Los Angeles

Are you in the Chicago or Los Angeles area? Do you know medical students and residents exploring their career options? Make sure they know about SHM’s

Future of Hospital Medicine events later this year. Each event features hospitalist leaders talking about their careers and—of course—there will be food. The first event was held in May at University of Chicago. Upcoming events will be at Rush University in Chicago on September 24 and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on October 22. Visit the website below for details, and share with your colleagues!

If you can’t make it to in-person events, SHM brings some of the very best of the hospital medicine movement to your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

New at the Learning Portal: “Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment” and “Patient Safety Tools”

Free CME is available to all SHM members at, and new modules are added all the time. Recently, SHM has added two new modules:

  • Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment. Perioperative cardiac complications are the most widely feared medical issues for the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and medical consultant as they approach a patient with the option of surgery. To assess for pre-operative cardiac risk, hospitalists should follow a step-wise algorithm. This new module reviews the risk assessment process and enables the hospitalist to order appropriate pre-operative testing.
  • Patient Safety Tools: Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis 2015. This updated online learning module begins with a lesson and contains a 10-question post-test with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects an answer, immediate feedback is given explaining the correct answer.

Quality Improvement Webinars

Improving quality in hospitals makes communities healthier. And hospitalists are the ones who are driving that improvement on important issues like discharge, diabetes management, and leadership of quality improvement teams.

SHM is hosting nine webinars between now and September. Hospitalists can attend the webinars in real time or download them from the SHM website at

Project BOOST webinar series:

  • Project BOOST Teach-Back;
  • Project BOOST Presents “Partnering with Skilled Nursing Facilities”; and
  • Project BOOST Presents “Approaches to Readmission Risk Stratification.”

Glycemic control webinar series:

  • Perioperative Management of Hyperglycemia;
  • Hypoglycemia Management and Prevention; and
  • Subcutaneous Insulin Order Sets in the Inpatient Setting: Design and Implementation.

General QI webinars:

  • Quality Improvement for Hospital Medicine Groups: Self-Assessment and Self-Improvement Using the SHM Key Characteristics;
  • Coaching a Quality Improvement Team: Basics for Being Sure Any QI Team and Project Are on the Right Track; and
  • Elevating Provider Experience to Improve Patient Experience.

Evaluate Your Performance with the ACS Performance Improvement CME Program

Approximately 1.7 million patients are hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and 600,000 die because of an acute myocardial infarction. While ACS is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, a broad range of clinical strategies can affect outcomes if implemented effectively. In addition, quality improvement strategies implemented around ACS can improve performance on quality measures.

The ACS PI-CME is a self-directed, web-based activity designed to help you evaluate your practice. Registration is FREE. Upon completion of the activity, participants will receive 20 CME Credits.

For details, visit and click “REGISTER.”

Brand New Podcast: “Before the White Coat”

Did you know that hospitalist leader Bob Wachter, MD, was the mascot for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers? Or that many of the leaders in hospital medicine were athletes in high school and college? SHM’s new podcast, “Before the White Coat,” reveals the career paths and life influences of some of the most influential hospitalists in the specialty in one-on-one conversations with SHM CEO Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM.

To download and subscribe to “Before the White Coat,” visit

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