Welcome to Hospital Medicine 2019 (HM19), the largest conference of the year specifically focused on hospital medicine. The Society of Hospital Medicine is proud that HM19 brings together a broad range of stakeholders in hospital medicine, including physicians of many specialties, advanced practice providers, administrators, pharmacists, C-suite executives, recruiters, and educators. Your decision to join your colleagues at HM19 demonstrates your commitment not only to the specialty of hospital medicine but also to the patients you serve.
This year’s renowned speakers will present important sessions addressing the rapidly evolving health care landscape. To open the main meeting on March 25, Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, will present his featured address on the future of health care. You will also hear from the president of SHM, Nasim Afsar, MD, MBA, SFHM, about the state of hospital medicine.
On March 26, we are proud to welcome Tait Shanafelt, MD, from Stanford, who will talk about strategies to prevent burnout and create resilient hospitalists.
On March 25 and 26, be sure to attend one of SHM’s Special Interest Forums, where you can choose to network and connect with other hospitalists interested in the same areas you are. There are more than 30 forums from which to choose. On March 26, SHM will open the International Hospital Medicine Lounge. We hope to welcome more than 100 hospitalists from around the world to HM19.
Please make sure to download the HM19 At Hand meeting app, a wonderful resource for every HM19 attendee that puts the conference at your fingertips. Create an individualized conference experience from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet one-on-one with members of SHM’s Board of Directors, who will be available in the SHM Pavilion during scheduled visit times. Please consult the Meet the Board schedule in the HM19 At Hand app for further information.
On behalf of the SHM Board of Directors and staff, welcome to HM19 and to the Gaylord at National Harbor. Through this meeting’s rich selection of educational opportunities, research offerings, and networking events, SHM continues to further its mission to promote excellence in the practice of hospital medicine. SHM remains at the forefront of health care today, empowering hospitalists and transforming patient care.
Dr. Wellikson is CEO of SHM.