Update on COVID-19, as of March 18, 2020

Please visit our Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest resources and information developed by hospitalists and by other organizations. SHM is actively monitoring the evolving outbreak of COVID-19.

Many HM20 participants impacted by travel bans have inquired as to the status of SHM’s annual conference. Please know the safety and well-being of our attendees, staff and community continue to be at the forefront of SHM’s priorities. At this time, we are exploring all available options for a contingency plan for the meeting, including virtual presentations or cancelling the meeting—including the waiving of cancellation fees. We will continue to engage with our stakeholders and monitor new developments in this fluid situation so that we can make the best possible decision for everyone. We plan to announce a decision in the next few days to a week.

SHM is tracking all travel restrictions issued by the U.S. Government as well as information and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Pre-Meeting Guidance

Click here to view the HM20 Registration and Travel Cancellation Policy.

Protective / Preventative Measures in San Diego and California

Protective / Preventative Measures at HM20 (San Diego Convention Center)

  • As always, trained medical personnel will be available in the Convention Center during HM20.
  • The San Diego Convention Center is increasing the number of hand sanitation stations in the Center and in surrounding hotels, providing alcohol-based sanitizer for all attendees.
  • The San Diego Convention Center has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting procedures for all common areas in the Center, following the recommendations of the CDC and WHO.
  • Click here for a detailed summary of protective and preventive measures taken at the San Diego Convention Center.

Colleagues who have questions can contact SHM by email at meetings[email protected] or by phone at 800-843-3360. Exhibitor inquiries should be sent to [email protected].

SHM takes the health and safety of its conference attendees seriously and will take all necessary steps to create a safe environment for everyone attending HM20. As the situation develops, we will communicate updates as needed.