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Although we’re apart, we can stay more connected than ever at SHM Converge. Virtually join hospital medicine professionals from around the world to learn, inspire, and connect.

Education You Need

Immediately impact patient care and re-energize your practice with the latest research, best practices, and newest innovations in the field.

Learn with flexibility.  Several hours of live sessions will be presented each day, allowing you to set your own unique schedule. Earn your CME credits for the year and leave with an on-demand library available to you for three years.

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Interact with a vibrant community of hospital medicine professionals from around the world. SHM Converge will offer a broad range of unique opportunities to engage throughout the conference and beyond:

  • Participate in interactive sessions including live polling, peer-to-peer chat, and Q&A
  • Meet new friends and connect with familiar faces in personal chat rooms and open events throughout the conference
  • View thousands of interesting cases during the virtual Scientific Abstract Competition
  • And more

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view all 21 educational tracks with descriptions.
Submission for SHM Converge 2021 is closed. Submission for SHM Converge 2022 will open in September of 2021.
The review for SHM Converge 2021 is now closed. If you are interested in reviewing, look for the 2022 Call for Reviewers, opening in September 2021.
Yes, registration to SHM Converge includes access to on-demand content for you to view and claim credit on your schedule.
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Educational Tracks

This combined track is for hospitalists who practice in academic medical centers and face unique challenges, as well as for hospitalists in any setting interested in research. Presenters will address topics, including: Training the Trainer: Insights from Faculty Development Programs in Medical Education, iResident – Virtual Rounding and Telestaffing and How to Publish When Publishing Isn’t Your Thing. This track will also feature oral presentations selected from the Research and Innovations abstracts receiving the top scores by reviewers. Every hospitalist, whether in a community or academic medical setting, who desires to bring greater rigor to their analysis as well as educational effectiveness, will walk away from these sessions with new resources to implement.

Keeping up with the ever-expanding body of medical literature and changes to clinical practice guidelines can be challenging. The Clinical Updates track provides evidence-based updates from recent literature published in medicine subspecialty fields and specific topic areas that all hospitalists need to know in order to provide optimal management for specific conditions in hospitalized patients. If you choose to attend this track, you will see: Updates in Sepsis, Updates in Mechanical Ventilation for Hospitalists, Diagnostic Safety in a Pandemic: Challenges and Lessons Learned, Oncologist Pearls for the Hospitalist and many more.

Diagnostic error is one of the most important safety problems in healthcare today and inflicts the most harm. Accurate and timely diagnosis are the two cornerstones of high-quality patient care. The topics you will see in this track will focus on Pitfalls, Myths, and Pearls in Diagnostic Reasoning, Using the Rational Clinical Examination to Augment Your Diagnostic Acumen and Clinical Pearls from a Master Clinician: Cardiology Edition.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) track builds upon the work of the society to eliminate health disparities for patients, practice active anti-racism and foster inclusive, equitable cultures. This track provides great learning and application tools to bring DEI to the forefront for individual hospitalists and their organizations. If you follow this track, you may engage in sessions such as: Health Equity and Disparities in Hospitalized Patients, Women Leaders in Hospital Medicine, and Stonewalling Disparities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Updates for the Hospitalist.

The Early-Career Hospitalist track has been designed for new hospitalists, resident physicians and medical students interested in pursuing a career in Hospital Medicine. Designed by SHM’s Physicians-in-Training Committee, which includes nationally recognized hospitalists with expertise in scholarship, career development, and medical education, this track aims to inspire future hospitalist leaders. This track will offer sessions on History of Present Investments (HPI) and the Health of your Personal Finance, A Whirlwind Tour of Famous Landmark Articles: Must-Know Literature to Impress Your Peers and Attendings and Tips and Tricks for Enjoying What You Do as an Early Career Hospitalist.

These sessions will provide information about the processes of health policy development and implementation and an overview of federal legislative and regulatory programs and processes that impact hospital medicine. Speakers will present the big picture of federal advocacy, the players, formal and informal approaches, and what hospitalists bring to the table.

Unnecessary care is not only wasteful and costly, but it can be harmful to patients as well. Our High-Value Care track will guide attendees on how to avoid diagnostic and therapeutic overuse and how to move towards the right care for every hospital medicine patient. This year’s track will include sessions on Strategies for Reducing High-Utilizer Readmissions, Lessons Learned in Transitioning to Value-Based Hospital Medicine and Things We Do for No Reason™.

Featuring a range of topics relevant to Hospital Medicine, this track offers longer session lengths and creative formats that enable a “deeper dive” into the material. This year, attendees can explore the role hospitalists play in the opioid epidemic, or go “behind the scenes” with editors from the Journal of Hospital Medicine to learn how a journal works. A panel of experts in anticoagulation will skip the lecture and focus instead on answering clinical questions from the audience. Faculty with a range of experience in global health will explore the practical and ethical considerations hospitalists may encounter when working internationally.

The Leadership track is designed for trainees, APPs, early career, mid-career, and seasoned hospitalists with an aim of holding leadership positions in hospitals or health care institutions. We are confident that our track will give you a unique opportunity for all attendees to learn, consider, and internalize various leadership skills and perspectives. Taught by experienced leaders in healthcare, this track attempts to provide some of the most essential tools you can take back to your routine to apply.

After enjoying the Leadership track at the Annual Conference, you can further refine and develop more complex leadership skills by attending SHM’s Leadership Academies.

The Med-Ed track is for hospitalists who are interested in improving their teaching skills. A strong teaching approach can impact and shape how leaners think about and manage patient care for years to come. Attending this impactful track will help you with specific areas, including: How to Be a Great Teaching Attending and Incorporating Social Justice and Antiracism into Medical Education.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are critical to hospital medicine care delivery. This half-day track will discuss best practices in NP/PA utilization and collaboration. Attendees will be educated by diverse faculty during sessions such as Navigating the Seas of NP/PA Mentorship: A Compass for Hospitalists, Professional Development for NP/PAs: Tools to Cultivate and Advance Your Professional Career and How to Onboard and Operationalize an Advanced Practice Provider Workforce.

Hospitalists are optimally situated to provide palliative care to their patients. Patients are admitted to hospitals at turning points in a serious illness trajectory, when needs for pain and symptom management and navigation of prognosis and goals of care are high. The Palliative Care Track sessions include Beyond Code Status: Advance Care Planning in the Hospital, Can’t Shake that Feeling: Communication Strategies for Responding to Strong Emotions and Nauseated and Breathless: Nobody’s Preferred Way to Die.

The Pediatric track offers a variety of clinical and systems-based topics. This track will feature sessions including Febrile Infant Update, PHM Core Competencies, Racial and Gender Equity in Your PHM Program, Pediatric Research, Innovations and QI Platform Presentations and more.

The perioperative and co-management track explores the perioperative and consultative medicine questions that challenge hospitalists on a daily basis. This hospitalist core competency increases in complexity, and yet many physicians were not even taught the basics in residency. If you follow this track, you can view sessions such as Perioperative Medicine Update, Clear the Air: Perioperative Pulmonary Pearls, Co-management in Every Shape, Size, and Style: The Data and the Future as well as other vital topics.

The importance of organizational infrastructure related to the practice of hospital medicine is well recognized, and information in this area continues to accumulate. A few of this year’s topics in the Practice Management Track will include Conversations with Your Hospital C-Suite and Financial Love in the Time of COVID: Strategies to Show Your Value to get the Financial Support You Need. Also, the Practice Management track will be broken down into a few Practice Management basics by discussing Scheduling Your HMG for Success, Data Mining or Undermining: The Challenges of Performance Metrics Programs as well as Hiring the Right Hospitalist.

Given the importance of quality and patient safety in the delivery of healthcare, the Quality Track is offered to address the imperatives around development and implementation of improvement efforts in the hospital. Practical sessions will cover such areas as Redesigning Systems to Improve Teamwork and Quality for Hospitalized Patients, Will There be Enough Ventilators? Rationing, Scarcity, and Other Ethical Challenges for Hospitalists During the COVID Pandemic, Creating a Just Culture to Improve Patient Safety and more.

The Rapid-Fire Track is designed to provide participants with “rapid bursts” of content and to address specific questions framed by the Annual Conference Committee. The topics are very clinical and relevant to everyday inpatient practice. A few of the sessions in this track include: A Walk in Our Shoes: Immigrant Doctors Sharing Their Stories, Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Tips, Tricks and Pearls of the Neurological Exam, Pearls and Pitfalls of Hyponatremia Management for Hospitalists, and Oncologic Emergencies for the Hospitalist.

Hospitalists are at the forefront of innovation and perpetually exploring new ways to deliver safe and efficient care. The Technology track is focused on current and future tech that will impact care delivery. Content in this track will inform attendees on the interface of hospitalists with telehealth and its future. Sessions will focus on topics such as Hospital-Tech Startup 101: How to Commercialize Your Idea to Help Patients, Telehealth for the Hospitalist and POCUS Impact: From Rural to Academic Centers.

The Great Debate Track pairs off two talented speakers to debate cutting edge clinical decisions on the front lines. By taking opposing sides of clinical decisions, the latest literature is reviewed, and best practices are discussed. The audience gets to vote on who they believe. A few of the topic areas include Lights Out, Now What? Syncope Evaluation Debated, Back to the Bedside, or Face to the Camera? Virtual Care vs In-Person Care and the Future of Inpatient Medicine and Guidelines Controversies in Inpatient Care.

The wellness and resilience track offers content in a variety of areas of interest to hospitalists at all career stages that will offer concrete tips and guidance as well as knowledge-sharing from peers. Sessions address stressors of the pandemic, workplace violence, parenting as a hospitalist, and strategic risk-taking. There is something for everyone in this diverse track!

Workshop track topics were submitted by members, underwent a peer review, and were selected based on their relevancy to hospitalists, designed engagement and interaction with participants, experience of the presenter(s), and clarity of submission. Submission categories included Career Development, Practice Management, Clinical, Academic Education, and Patient Experience-Communication.

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