Academic Events

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Hospital Medicine 2020 offers excellent opportunities for academic hospitalists and researchers to expand their knowledge, skills and professional network. In addition to academic breakout tracks packed with practical information, academic hospitalists should be aware of these special events.

Academic Leadership Summit: Connecting and developing academic hospitalist leaders

April 15, 2020, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The Academic Leadership Summit is the premier gathering of current and future academic hospital medicine leaders. Join colleagues from a variety of academic settings to learn, brainstorm and share knowledge that will advance your academic hospitalist program. Nationally renowned leaders in academic hospital medicine will present and serve as panelists to share expertise on a variety of contemporary challenges in academic hospital medicine. Breakout tables will allow for an exchange of ideas, networking and collaboration with colleagues from around the country. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn the latest and best from distinguished academic hospitalists!

Registration is required. The cost of attending the Summit is $150.

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Early and Mid-Career Academic Hospitalist Speed Mentoring Session

The highly popular Speed Mentoring Session matches early- and mid-career hospitalists with senior hospital medicine advisers by area of interest. Hospitalists have the opportunity to discuss specific questions about career development, gaining fresh perspectives and rapid advice tailored to their own individual needs. Mentees rotate, spending 15-20 minutes with each adviser. Prior to the session start, there will be time for informal discussion and networking.

The session is limited to 30 applicants and will take place on April 16th from noon-1:00 p.m., with informal networking from 11:00 am-noon. A complimentary lunch will be provided. All applicants will receive a confirmation email with more details as we approach the meeting. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact [email protected].


RIV All Stars – Where are they now? ­

Learn how to craft and execute a successful research project! Invited presenters will discuss their highly-rated research, innovation and clinical vignette (RIV) submissions from Hospital Medicine 2019. They will highlight tips and tools they developed throughout the process and discuss how their projects have evolved since the time of submission. This joint venture by the Research Committee and Academic Hospitalist Committee will equip you with knowledge to help you with your own projects.

Academic/Research Track

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. Check back soon to learn about specific topics being addressed within the Academic/Research Track at HM20. This track also features oral presentations receiving the top scores from reviewers in the RIV abstract competition. 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.

Research Shark Tank

This session provides a venue for investigators to obtain targeted feedback from their peers and experienced investigators, the Sharks, on their research or quality improvement projects in a highly visible, innovative, dynamic forum, while competing for a one-on-one in-person consultation from an experienced, highly engaged hospital medicine mentor.

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Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes – Abstract and Poster Competition

The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Scientific Abstract and Poster Competition, known as Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV), is one of the most popular events at SHM’s Annual Conference, enabling hospitalists from across the country to discuss emerging scientific and clinical cases, share feedback and make valuable professional connections. Many of the cutting-edge abstracts first presented at SHM’s RIV sessions go on to be published in respected medical journals.

The competition features more than 1,700 applicants vying for approximately 900 poster spots. Plenary and oral sessions are chosen from the pool of abstracts prior to the meeting, and their authors are invited to present on-site at HM20.

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