Live From Nashville

April 7-10 2022

SHM Converge 2022 offers world-class education for hospitalists, led by award-winning faculty. Reconnect with your global hospitalist community April 7-10, 2022 in Nashville’s Music City Center. SHM Converge offers a broad range of unique opportunities to learn, engage, and network.


Education You Need

Re-energize and focus your practice with the latest research, best practices, and newest innovations in the field that can immediately be applied to improving patient care.

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


Advanced Learning Courses

Sharpen your skills and earn additional CME credits with these interactive workshops devoted to in-depth learning. Attend an advanced learning course in addition to the main conference or register exclusively for one highly engaging course. Advanced Learning Courses will be held April 7, 2022.

Courses Offered:

  • Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up Without Knowing Periop
  • Turning Chaos into Calm: Critical Care Management for Today’s Hospitalist
  • Beyond COVID: What the Hospitalist Needs to Know about Infectious Diseases
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist
  • How Hospital Medicine Got its Groove Back: Emerging Stronger and Healthier From a Pandemic
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

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. Just a few topics being addressed include Understanding and Navigating Funding Opportunities, Rapid Qualitative Methods for Real-World Operational and Quality Improvement and Incorporating Microlearning and Digital Content to Improve Ward Teaching. Also featured are 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.

Hospitalists’ roles at the bedside and within the four walls of the hospital are core to our profession. Increasingly, however, the field has expanded its boundaries to include responsibilities BEYOND these walls. This track houses talks exploring less traditional, high-impact emerging roles in which hospitalists have been identified as leaders. Sessions included here cover post-acute care, disaster preparedness, and battling misinformation in medicine.

The Quick Hits track is designed to provide brief delivery of relevant & clinically applicable information addressing common clinical scenarios on the front lines of hospital medicine. Topics are derived from core areas of hospitalist practice and designed to be rapid-paced for just-in-time learning. A few examples from this track are Practical Nephrology for Hospitalists, Wound Management, and Electrolyte Disturbances.

Staying current with the medical literature and changes to clinical practice guidelines can be challenging. The Clinical Updates track will provide evidence-based updates from the literature in subspecialty fields and specific topic areas relevant to hospitalists. Sessions include Acute Coronary Syndrome Updates, Updates in Geriatrics, Sepsis and Critical Care Updates and many more.

We write, we talk, we emote with gestures and maybe even sing. But whatever the method, every mode of communication is important in our work with patients, impacting personal & patient experiences, therapeutic relationships, and medico-legal standing. Guidance is always evolving on ways in which we can optimize our communication to improve outcomes. This track features sessions addressing communication best practices in Open Notes, Achieving Patient Experience Excellence, and Using Pediatric Approaches to Care for Adults.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) track builds on current work of SHM to address healthcare disparities, practice and teach anti-racism and foster an inclusive and equitable culture. Increasingly, DEI topics can be found throughout the entire conference, but we’ve maintained the track to emphasize its deep importance and our commitment to the area. Sessions will offer practical tips and tools that bring DEI to the forefront of clinical practice and into the workplace. If you follow this track, you may engage in sessions such as When the Answers Aren’t Straight Forward: LGBT Health Care, Becoming an Ally for Gender Equity, and Protecting Patients and Trainees from Physician Unconscious Bias.

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 Navigating the Jungle Gym of Leadership Opportunities in Hospital Medicine, Fine-tuning Your Strategies to Help You Get Through Any Call Night and Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion to Improve Outcomes.

Because you just can’t be in two places at one time—and sometime conference hall capacity doesn’t match demand— we acknowledge there are Converge sessions you’ll have to miss. But there is a solution for some of our most highly attended clinical sessions! Six core topics can be found twice in the Converge 2022 schedule in case you can’t make the first showing. These ‘Encore’ sessions are akin to ‘back by popular demand’ – and we hope will take some of the sting out of choosing between equally compelling topics during your conference!