Be at the Forefront of Hospital Medicine:
SHM Converge is Live in San Diego,
April 12-15, 2024

We’re taking the best in hospital medicine to
“America’s Finest City.”

Discover cutting-edge content and network with other hospitalists who share a similar interest in forward-focused ideas in our industry while also experiencing San Diego’s breathtaking beaches, world-famous zoo, and more.

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There are opportunities for your organization to set up an exhibition and/or engage in partnership programs.

April 12, 2024

Advanced Learning Courses

Sharpen your skills and earn additional CME credits with these interactive workshops devoted to in-depth learning. Attend in addition to the main conference or register exclusively for one highly engaged course.

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.

Several hours of sessions will be presented each day in various educational tracks. You have the opportunity to create your own schedule with sessions that most appeal to you. Earn your CME credits for the year and have the option to leave with an on-demand library available for three years.

NEW! MED-TED Teaching Competition!

Join us April 13, 2024 at 2:40 p.m. for this inaugural session featuring eight junior hospitalists delivering their best quick teaching sessions. This will be a novel platform for emerging educators, and an exciting venue to demonstrate teaching prowess and presentation skills.

Scientific Abstract Competition

Submissions Now Closed!

Abstracts will be presented to a national audience at SHM Converge and published in an online supplement of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Many of the cutting-edge abstracts that are presented are also later published in leading medical journals in the field.

Educational Tracks for 2024

This combined track is for hospitalists who practice in academic medical centers, as well as for hospitalists in any setting interested in research. 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 tools to implement.

Expert clinicians and educators deliver evidence-based updates from the literature in topic areas relevant to hospitalists.

These sessions will address healthcare disparities and provide tools and strategies to foster an inclusive and equitable workplace.

The Early Career Hospitalist track is 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.

These sessions will focus on health policy development and implementation, with highlights of federal legislative and regulatory programs and processes that impact hospital medicine.

Expert presenters share best practices and ideas to deliver maximal value in hospital-based care via improving care quality and minimizing cost in these sessions.

Content in this track features sessions on current and future technologies and tools that impact care delivery, practice efficiency, and provider and patient experience.

For those who are current or aspiring leaders this track focuses on topics related to the unique aspects of leading in the hospital.  These talks are full of practical tips to boost your leadership acumen.

Catch up on the topics making the news and journals that impact our day-to-day practice.

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.

Hospitalists are optimally situated to provide palliative care to their patients. This track gives you tools to optimize your care of patients who would benefit from palliative care during or following their hospitalization.

Don’t miss this track featuring talks related to the history of medicine, our current practices as well as the future of hospital medicine.

The Pediatric track offers a variety of clinical and systems-based topics. This track will feature sessions including clinical topics as well as things we do for no reason, pediatric style, and updates in topics important to those caring for children.

These sessions provide learners with evidence-based practices in medical management before and after surgery, including preoperative risk assessment and optimization, intraoperative issues that impact medical conditions, and postoperative management strategies, delivered by experts in perioperative medicine.

The importance of organizational infrastructure related to the practice of hospital medicine is well recognized, and information in this area continues to accumulate.  Join these sessions to learn more about optimizing your hospital medicine group’s practice.

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.

These sessions provide attendees with skills and perspectives to foster resilience, identify and mitigate burnout, and promote sustainability in practice and in life.

Featuring something for everyone, these are extended length sessions (90 minutes) held in smaller round-table settings for attendees to engage in a more interactive learning environment.

Annual Conference Committee – 2024

Course Director

Carrie Herzke, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM

Medical University of South Carolina, SC

Assistant Course Director

Gopi Astik, MD, MS, FACP, SFHM

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, FACP, MBA, MPH, SFHM
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA

Jennifer Barnett, PA, SFHM
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MD

Joanna Bonsall, MD, SFHM
Emory, GA

Alfred Burger, MD, SFHM
Mount Sinai, NY

Robert Casey, MD
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, FL

Dennis Chang, MD
Washington University St. Louis, MO

David J. Goldstein, MD, SFHM
University of New Mexico, NM

Tanisha Hamilton, MD, MS, FHM
Baylor University Medical Center, TX

Catriona Harrop, MD, FACP, SFHM
Jefferson University, PA

Nazish Ilyas, MD
Northwell Health, NY

Michael Lin, MD, SFHM
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Manpreet Malik, MD, FHM
Emory, GA

Brian McGillen, MD, FACP, SFHM
Penn State Health, PA

Charu Puri, MD, FHM
Sutter Health, CA

Sarah Richards, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE

Krishna Syamala, MD, FAACP
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, MO

Christopher Whinney, MD, FACP, SFHM
Cleveland Clinic, OH