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Hospitalist advisory board picks ‘must-see’ Converge sessions


Harry Cho, MD, FACP, SFHM, chief value officer at NYC Health+ Hospitals

Dr. Harry Cho, chief value officer for NYC Health + Hospitals

Dr. Harry Cho

Medical Jeopardy (Thursday, May 6, 2:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.)

“[I am] always looking forward to a fun-filled session for medical learning with this fantastic group of facilitators,” Dr. Cho said.

Back to the Future - Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in my Career (Wednesday, May 5, 3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

“Listening to Brad Sharpe brings me back to the days in training, eagerly absorbing every pearl of wisdom from mentors,” he said.

Marina Farah, MD, MHA, performance improvement consultant, FarahMD Consulting, Corvallis, Ore.

Dr. Marina Farah

“I am excited to learn more about best practices and lessons learned from adopting telehealth in the hospital setting,” Dr. Farah said.

The Biden Administration, the 117th Congress, and What We Might See in Healthcare (Friday, May 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.)

“I am looking forward to learning more about upcoming legislation and policy changes that impact U.S. health care delivery and provider reimbursement,” she said.

James Kim, MD, associate professor of medicine, Emory University, Atlanta

Dr. James Kim of Emory University, Atlanta

Dr. James S. Kim

Health Equity and Disparities in Hospitalized Patients (Tuesday, May 4, 3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. )

“[Kimberly Manning, MD] is an amazing speaker, and I know that this is a topic that she can speak about both eloquently and passionately,” Dr. Kim said. “She has been advocating for her patients at Grady for years and so this is something that she has first-hand experience about.”

Top 5 Clinical Practice Guidelines Every Hospitalist Needs to Know: Workshop (Wednesday, May 5, 3:50 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. )

“This sounds like a high-yield session,” he said. “For busy clinicians, being able to know what guidelines should affect your daily practice is extremely important.”

Lonika Sood, MD, MHPE, FACP, FHM, clinical education director of internal medicine, Washington State University, Spokane

Dr. Lonika Sood

“This is an important conversation that has surfaced with the pandemic, and likely has caused a lot of confusion amongst frontline clinicians and patients,” Dr. Sood said. “I look forward to hearing about some strategies from the presenters.”

Behind the Curtain: How a Journal Works (Friday, May 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

“The Journal of Hospital Medicine is on the forefront of providing high-quality scientific information relevant to hospital medicine, and it would be helpful to hear of the presenters’ successes and challenges.”

Anika Kumar, MD, FAAP, FHM, assistant professor of pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Dr. Anika Kumar, Cleveland Clinic Children's

Dr. Anika Kumar

Fireside Chat: Story-telling and the Nocturnist in Pediatrics (Tuesday, May 4, 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.)

“I look forward to their discussion about storytelling and the role narrative medicine plays in patient care, especially pediatrics,” Dr. Kumar said.

Febrile Infant Update (Thursday, May 6, 3:10 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.)

“This clinical update session with Dr. Russell McCulloh will be exciting, as caring for febrile infants is bread-and-butter pediatric hospital medicine,” she said. “And this update will help review new research in this diagnosis.”

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