Special Interest Forums

Focused networking and learning

HM19 offers more than 30 different Special Interest Forums for you to network with other attendees with similar interests and express your opinions on a national level. New for this year, Special Interest Forums will be split into two separate days to give you the opportunity to attend more! SHM utilizes the input and information gleaned at these meetings to change and grow the organization and hospital medicine.

March 25, 2019 – 4:30 – 5:25 p.m.

Academic and Research

The Academic and Research Forum brings together faculty and researchers to discuss topics of interest to the Academic HM Community, such as mentorship, research support, and professional development. Join this collaborative offering of the Academic and Research Committees.

Canadian Hospitalists

This forum provides a unique setting for Canadian-based hospitalists to gather as an organized group, network and discuss the common issues with which they are faced.

Critical Care

This forum will explore the role of the Hospitalist functioning as an Intensivist and/or Resuscitationist. Discussion items will include personal experience, available education and SHMs support for this endeavor.

Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Participants will network and discuss training, achieving recognition, access in the job market and national trends related to Hospitalists trained in Family Medicine.

Hospital Medicine Administrators

Practice administrators are important members of the hospitalist team, providing key management and organizational skills. In this Forum administrators can voice their unique perspectives and hear from their peers.

International Hospital Medicine

This forum is designed to provide an opportunity for attendees who practice hospital medicine outside of North America to share issues and ideas.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Chime in and be heard by sharing your opinions and concerns. Network with your peers and learn about the work of the SHM Committee on Hospitalist Nurse Practitioners/Physicians Assistants.

Leadership in Hospital Medicine

Want to be a better leader? A better coach and mentor? Do you want to drive quality improvement at your hospital? Investing in the development of ourselves and our teams is what we are all here to do! We will review, discuss, and shape the resources and programmatic offerings that are needed to promote leadership skill development at all levels. We will also review SHMs existing programs, including Leadership Academies, The Leadership Certificate Program, e-Learning, and HMX: Leadership Alumni Forum.

Oncology Hospitalists

This special interest forum will explore the role of hospitalists on oncology services. Discussion items may include personal experiences, and how to succeed as an Oncology hospitalist.

Pediatric Hospitalists

This special interest forum will provide an opportunity for pediatric hospitalists to network, share, and discuss topics and issues of particular interest to them. Topics will include an update on SHM’s pediatric activities, updates on potential paths to specialty certification and relationships between SHM, AAP, APA, PRIS and the Joint Council on Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

Post-Acute Care Providers

This forum provides opportunities for hospitalists who practice in or are interested in learning more about working in or becoming more involved in the Post-Acute Care arena such as SNF’s, LTAC’s, and Rehab facilities.

Residents & Medical Students

This forum provides an opportunity for members of the SHM Resident and Student Interest Group to provide input and shape the mission and academic-year agenda in line with the goals set-forth by the PIT Committee.

Rural Hospitalists

Hospital medicine groups in rural areas face some unique problems, from recruitment, night call and staffing to communicating with geographically dispersed primary care physicians. Rural hospitalists may also face clinical challenges due to limited technological resources and/or limited access to specialists. This forum provides an opportunity for hospitalists in rural areas to share their issues and concerns and to see how others have solved similar problems.

VA Hospitalists

This forum provides opportunities in networking and discussion for hospitalists who work at the VA. Issues unique to VA hospitalists will be discussed.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 5:30 – 6:25 p.m.

Advocacy & Public Policy

During this forum with SHM’s Advocacy leaders and staff you will learn about the direction of SHM’s Advocacy & Public Policy work and how you can help. Discussion will focus on SHM’s new Advocacy & Public Policy Section; its role, how you can participate and share your own ideas.

Care of Vulnerable Populations

SHM’s Caring for Vulnerable Populations Section aims to increase awareness and improve quality of care for vulnerable and underserved patient populations in the hospital setting. The principles and skills needed to care effectively for vulnerable patients span practitioners across all health systems, though particularly apply to hospitalists practicing in safety-net and resource-limited settings.

Hospital Medicine Disaster Preparedness and Management

This forum new for 2019, will explore the role and address the challenges of Hospital Medicine in disaster preparedness and management at both a local and national level. We look forward to building a coalition of individuals to help us tackle and provide guidance on this important subject area.

Diversity and Inclusion

SHM is committed to a diverse and inclusive membership that works to provide high quality, equitable care to diverse populations. This Forum invites hospitalists from any underrepresented group to discuss issues, concerns and solutions to improve their career opportunities and workforce diversity. In addition, this Forum would be for HM leaders who would like to discuss strategies and opportunities for expanding the diversity and inclusion of their HM groups.

Ethics in Hospital Medicine

This Forum serves as a resource for discussion, coaching, and mentorship on common and challenging ethical concerns that hospitalist’s face. We aim to support SHM members in collaborating on ethics scholarship and projects that address ethics in clinical care, education, and policy.

Global Health and Human Rights Section

SHM’s Global Health and Human Rights Section has been established to build interest and engagement in global health and human rights work among hospitalists in order to share expertise. The section also plans to build long term collaborations in the US and abroad.

Health Information Technology

This forum provides an opportunity for attendees to provide SHM and the IT Committee with input on what would be most beneficial to them regarding implementing, managing and participating in health/hospital IT initiatives.

Med-Peds Hospitalists

This special interest forum will explore the role of Med-Peds physicians in hospitalist medicine. Discussion items may include personal experiences, how to create more Med-Peds jobs, and how to succeed as a Med-Peds hospitalist.

Multi-Site HMG Leaders

This forum is for physician and administrative leaders who are responsible for managing multiple hospitalist practice sites within the same health system. The number of people with this role has increased significantly in the last few years and comes with challenges that are different from those faced by the lead hospitalist at a single site.

Night Medicine

Connect with night medicine care providers to share experiences and address obstacles unique to working overnight, including but not limited to best practices, teaching, career development and wellness.

Patient Experience

Join the Patient Experience forum to exchange ideas about the how hospitalists can enhance patients’ care experiences, while also improving professional satisfaction. Learn about the work of SHM’s Patient Experience committee and opportunities for getting involved in SHM’s patient experience initiatives.

Palliative Care

This Special Interest Forum invites all hospitalists interested in expanding Palliative Care (PC) at their hospitals as well as improving your own PC skills. This topic includes coordinating PC with your available resources to ensure our patients have access to PC. Please join our active discussion to share your experiences, barriers, training and ongoing PC education in you current role as a hospitalist or as a PC provider.

Perioperative Care

This forum provides an opportunity for attendees to meet and interact with colleagues involved in various roles in perioperative medicine. The group will develop an active listserv to be used for discussion of interesting or difficult patient management cases, administrative issues related to preop clinics and co-management services, and networking in general.

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

This special interest forum will discuss opportunities to collaborate and standardize processes for POCUS including what resources already exist. The forum will provide further information and answer questions about SHM’s National Certificate of Completion Program in POCUS. In addition, discussion will revolve around privileging at your own institution, gaining skills and the challenges and successes of using POCUS.

Practice Management

This forum will focus on issues related to the business aspects of hospital medicine and the management of hospital medicine groups. Come here about successes and challenges related to staffing, scheduling, communication, engagement and compensation as well as be part of the future development of member resources related to practice operations.

Quality Improvement

Hospitalists are at the center of the national quality and patient safety movement and are increasingly responsible for performance at their institutions. This forum provides a venue for connecting with SHM’s QI and patient safety community and engaging with leaders, peers, and collaborators to share ideas and inform SHM’s QI efforts. Discussion during the forum will focus on what hospitalists need to know to become involved with QI at SHM or locally. Hear about SHM’s plans for future QI initiatives and share your own ideas.

Women in Hospital Medicine

This forum provides an opportunity to discuss issues relevant to women in hospital medicine and strategies for success/coping. Discussion items may include career satisfaction, occupational stresses, opportunities for change, promoting leadership, and identifying resources.

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Please note: You do not need to register for each Special Interest Forum, you just need to be registered for the conference to attend.