Sometimes the final day of a convention is nothing more than the “getaway day.”
But not at HM17. Not this year.
The finale of the 2017 annual meeting is capped off, as has become tradition, by a speech from the dean of hospital medicine: Robert Wachter, MD, MHM. The last time Dr. Wachter gave his address from a Vegas stage, it ended with him in head-to-toe Elton John regalia. While there’s no guarantee of a wardrobe reprisal, the annual address from the man who helped name the specialty promises to entertain and inform, said HM17 course director Lenny Feldman, MD, SFHM.
However, Dr. Wachter’s words – this year titled “Planning for the Future in a World of Constant Change: What Should Hospitalists Do?” – aren’t the final day’s only lure.
Two of this year’s newest educational tracks – Health Policy and Medical Education – debut today and offer five courses focusing on niche areas interesting to many hospitalists. Also today is the annual Potpurri track, which highlights off-beat topics such as “Case-Based Approach to Difficult Conversations” and “The History of Medicine: Discoveries that Shaped Our Profession.”
“These sessions are unique but have a wide range of appeal,” Dr. Feldman said. “Attendees are going to have a great time delving into these topics.”