Hospital Medicine 2020 is Canceled

The safety and well-being of our attendees, staff and community continue to be at the forefront of SHM’s priorities. At this time it is impossible for SHM to hold HM20 amidst the escalating health concerns regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the increasing need to not displace our participants and faculty during this crucial time. SHM remains committed to connecting you with meaningful education and events and is exploring options to virtualize your HM20 experience.

SHM continues to strive toward our mission – promoting exceptional care of hospitalized patients. We appreciate your support and understanding, and we thank you for your commitment to hospital medicine.

Please see FAQs below, which we hope will address questions you may have.

SHM will provide refunds for all courses and events associated with Hospital Medicine 2020. Refunds will be issued to the original method of payment.

If you prefer to defer your fees in full to Hospital Medicine 2021, May 4-7, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV or Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2020, July 23-27, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, FL, please click here. If you have not communicated to SHM by March 27, 2020 you will be refunded in full. We ask that you allow us up to 60 business days for these requests to be processed. If you have not received your refund by June 19, 2020 please contact SHM for assistance.

Cancellation requests that were received prior to March 13th will be issued a refund of the $100 processing fee. Refunds will be issued to the original method of payment. We ask that you allow us up to 60 business days for these fees to be returned.

Refunds will be issued to the original method of payment. We ask that you allow us up to 60 business days for these fees to be returned. Please stay tuned as we work towards the announcement of our HM20 virtual offering.

Your meeting registration will be refunded in full. Your abstract will not be withdrawn and will appear in the published online journal. We will be in touch with you regarding further information related to a potential virtual competition.

Please reach out to your airline or travel agent to discuss cancellation policies. While SHM does not manage refunds associated with individual travel costs, some airlines may offer refunds or fee deferrals due to travel bans.

Similarly, SHM will not refund hotel costs for participants. All hotel reservations made in the official SHM housing block have been cancelled for your convenience. Any hold placed on your cards will be refunded in full. If you did not block inside the official SHM housing block you will need to reach out to the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

Please visit SHM’s CME & MOC page to learn about online offerings available to you today. Stay tuned as we work towards the announcement potential HM20 virtual offering.

SHM is working on a contingency plan on how all 2020 award winners will be recognized. Communications will be sent out in the coming weeks. Awards have been shipped directly to recipients.

All members who were going to be honored at HM20 are eligible to start using their new designations. More information will be sent to the 2020 Class of Fellows about future plans to be honored at Hospital Medicine 2021.

We greatly value our relationship and will refund your fees in full. Alternatively, if you prefer to defer your fees to another conference, please make that request here. Refunds will be issued to the original method of payment. We ask that you allow us up to 60 business days for these requests to be processed.

We greatly value your partnership and will refund your fees in full. Alternatively, you may opt to defer your fees in full to HM21. Refunds will be issued to the original method of payment. We ask that you allow us up to 60 business days for these requests to be processed.