SHM Converge
Special Events

SHM Converge is known for its premier education, but there’s much more for you to enjoy. Make the most of your time by adding these complimentary special events and sessions to your calendar. Enjoy networking, learning, and fun!

Unique Educational Sessions

Sponsored Activities & Additional Education

Networking Activities & Spaces

Unique Educational Sessions

MED-TED Teaching Competition

April 13, 2024
2:40 – 4:10 p.m.

This inaugural session will feature 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.

Speed Mentoring

April 13, 2024
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

In this event, early- and mid-career hospitalists are meaningfully paired with senior hospitalists to receive guidance in specific areas of career development based on domains of interest and experience. Within the hour, mentees will have the opportunity to spend 15 minutes with their mentor before rotating to the next person. There will be a total of three different mentor-to-mentee sessions.

Research Shark Tank

April 13, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This session features brief pitches on the innovative ideas in hospital medicine. Expert leaders and the audience will provide feedback on innovations presented. Come see who wins!

Stories from the Journey: 2023 Research & Innovation Finalists

April 13, 2024
3:50 – 4:50 p.m

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how top research and innovations in hospital medicine develop at “Stories from the Journey: 2023 Research & Innovation Finalists”! This session is jointly hosted by the Academic Hospitalist Committee and Research Committee and includes Rapid-Fire Project Presentations, Longer Form Project Presentations focusing on tips and skills for moving projects forward, and “Where Are They Now?” career updates from previous finalists. Last year’s SHM poster and oral finalist winners will share how their projects developed, evolved, and how the journey contributed to their careers along the way.

Mastering the Interview – Skills Workshop for Residents and Students

April 13, 2024
4:20 – 5:20 p.m.

This 60-minute session will be a workshop-style session that incorporates a brief didactic component, followed by an opportunity for you to go through several rounds of “speed interviews” with faculty from the Physicians In Training (PIT) Committee.

You will have the opportunity to refine your interviewing skills, improve your comfort in interviewing, practice your pitch, and receive real-time feedback. While the session is designed with trainees and early-career hospitalists as the primary focus, it is open to all attendees. At the end of the session, we encourage attendees to stick around for the Resident and Student Special Interest Forum where they will be able to meet peers, learn about making a career in hospital medicine, have questions answered by faculty, and provide feedback on their Converge experience.

Sponsored Activities and Additional Education

The SHM Converge 2024 Engagement Arena is your opportunity to find new strategic partners, network with attendees, and engage with our partners.

Visit the Arena for the chances to win prizes for gamification and engagement, including complimentary SHM Converge 2025 Registration and an assortment of other exciting prizes!

Join us in the Engagement Arena during our lunch periods to learn from experts about products, resources, and opportunities that could aid in advancing your career in hospital medicine. Expert Theaters are designed to allow for networking and education conveniently located in the Engagement Arena. Grab your lunch and head over to learn about new and innovative offerings from SHM partners.

Join us in the Engagement Arena during dedicated break times to discover partner products and services that could advance your hospital medicine team.

Networking Activities and Spaces

Converge Central

April 13-15, 2024

Offered Throughout the Conference

Spend time at Converge Central, your go-to hub for many of the exciting components of Converge 2024! At Converge Central, you’ll be able to visit the ePoster gallery and network with our abstract presenters, meet with your chapters and districts at the Chapter Corner, watch streamed content at our Education Lounge, relax at the Social Circle, and more!

Dedicated Networking Time

April 13, 2024
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

We know how important networking with your colleagues is, so we’ve set aside exclusive time for you at Converge. Utilize this time to share forward-focused ideas in hospital medicine or just enjoy catching up on stories from the field.

SHM Pavilion

April 13-14, 2024

Visit us at Pavilion #624 to learn about the latest resources and programs SHM has to offer you. While there, update your profile to receive tailored information and have the chance to win an exciting prize.

Fellows Lounge

April 13-15, 2024

We invite SHM Fellows and Senior Fellows to the exclusive Fellows Lounge with light refreshments throughout Converge.

Special Interest Forums

April 13-14, 2024

Offered Throughout the Conference

Special Interest Forums (SIFs) are an opportunity for attendees to connect with like-minded peers and hear from and interact directly with leaders across 30+ topics or practice types within hospital medicine.

Chapter Corner

April 13-15, 2024

While you may be far from home, SHM Chapters provide a space to connect with members near you.  Throughout the main conference, Converge will host designated times for attendees to meet others from their own chapter. Come with questions or interest in getting involved, which staff or your local chapter leader will be happy to answer.

View the Schedule Here!

Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Scientific Abstract Finalist Competition

April 13, 2024
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a beverage and appetizers as you peruse the cutting-edge work displayed from our finalists in the RIV abstract competition. You will also have the opportunity to talk with the presenters and ask any questions you may have about their topic.

Scientific Abstract ePoster Gallery

April 13-15, 2024

Offered Throughout the Conference

ePosters are scheduled to present in small groups throughout SHM Converge, allowing each presenter a dedicated time to shine. In addition to the ePoster presentations, SHM Converge will host an online gallery which allows for questions and comments that will be accessible for a minimum of three months after the conference.

Find the ePoster Gallery in the SHM Converge app!

New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast

Date and Time Coming Soon!

Calling all first-time attendees and new SHM members! Come gather together over breakfast to network and hear about all that Converge and SHM membership has to offer.

Resident and Student Luncheon

April 13, 2024
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by:

This event is a dedicated opportunity for Residents and Students to meet and engage with distinguished faculty who have a wide range of clinical and topical expertise across the field of hospital medicine. The intent is to provide trainees with a casual and low-pressure atmosphere with ample opportunity to hear about and ask questions surrounding how to forge a career path as a hospitalist. We encourage attendees to come hungry and with all their burning questions!
*Pre-registration is required for this event, as space is limited.