Pre-Courses | Monday, May 1, 2017

Attend an HM17 Pre-Course and Enrich Your Educational Experience at Hospital Medicine 2017.

Seize the opportunity to learn from an elite group of experts. Earn additional CME credits, broaden your skills and fine-tune your practice. Immerse yourself in a day of learning by enrolling in one of the following:

ABIM Maintenance of Certification and Board Review
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Allen B. Repp

Allen B. Repp, MD, MS, FACP, SFHM
University of Vermont

Course Overview

Are you looking for a fun and interactive way to prepare for the ABIM/ABFM Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Exam? Do you need to earn Medical Knowledge points for the ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program? Are you a practicing hospitalist considering enrollment in the ABIM Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) pathway? Would you like to update your knowledge in key areas of hospital medicine, quality and patient safety? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Pre-Course is designed for you!

In an interactive format, the Pre-Course faculty will lead participants through two learning modules to help them prepare for the ABIM/ABFM Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam. By completing the modules, participants can also earn points toward the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program.

Two modules will be presented: the ABIM Update in Hospital Medicine 2016 module and a new module created from the SHM SPARK online self-assessment tool. SHM SPARK targets subject areas – such as Perioperative Care, Ethics, Patient Safety and Quality – that comprise 40 percent of the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam and are not covered in traditional exam preparation tools. Of note, the Pre-Course will occur two weeks before the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Exam in May 2017. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss the Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine pathway and changes to the MOC process.

Bring along your Wi-Fi enabled laptop or tablet to satisfy your ABIM MOC needs in real time in this engaging, educational program.

Objectives

  • Prepare for the ABIM/ABFM Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine exam.
  • Complete two Medical Knowledge modules that qualify for ABIM Maintenance of Certification points.
  • Analyze ABIM 2016 Update in Hospital Medicine questions and SHM SPARK module questions to determine the correct answers and rationale for such answers.
  • Use clinical scenarios to apply recent evidence-based literature in hospital medicine to clinical practice.
  • Navigate the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine certification process.
View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Allen B. Repp, MD, MS, FHM, FACP
Patricia Seymour
Anjala V. Tess MD
Brian Wolfe, MD

Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity ABIM Maintenance of Certification and Board Preparation for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Bedside Procedures for the Hospitalist – SOLD OUT
7:30 a.m. – Noon; 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Joshua D. Lenchus

Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Course Overview

Using a blended curricular approach of live didactic teaching and simulation-based hands-on training, participants will learn, review and demonstrate best practice techniques for the performance of the more common invasive bedside procedures as relevant to the hospitalist. Topics include vascular and intraosseous access, paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture and basic airway management, including the use of supraglottic devices. The use of ultrasound for procedural performance will be showcased, and its application will be practiced during each topic’s session. The course has an optimal faculty-to-learner ratio that will maximize the learning experience; cutting-edge ultrasound units will enhance the experience while skills are practiced; and fluid-filled, anatomically representative task trainers will facilitate basic skills acquisition.

NOTE: To maximize your learning experience, it is recommended (but not required) that this course be coupled with the “Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist” Pre-Course, as it covers the diagnostic application of sonographic technology.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the proper techniques for performing some of the more common invasive bedside procedures.
  • Determine when and how to use ultrasound guidance to facilitate procedural performance.
  • Formulate an overall approach to performing procedures by integrating knowledge and skills acquired in this basic course to further develop technical proficiency.

View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Alyssa Burkhart, MD
Aaron J. Calderon, MD, FACP, SFHM
Kierstin Cates Kennedy, MD, MSHA
Josh Lenchus, DO, FACP, SFHM
Jason Williams, MD

Faculty Trainers:

Ali Chaudhry, MD
German Giese, MD
Ketino Kobaidze, MD
David Lichtman, PA‐C
Manpreet Malik, MD
Raul Blanco, MD
Aldo Pavon, MD
Adrian P. Umpierrez De Reguero, MD
Karen Hust, RN, MSN, CEN
Michelle Fox
Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Bedside Procedures for the Hospitalist for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Bugs, Drugs and You: Infectious Diseases “Boot Camp” for Hospitalists
8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

James Pile

James Pile, MD, FACP, SFHM
MetroHealth Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University

Jennifer Hanrahan

Jennifer Hanrahan, DO
MetroHealth Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University

Course Overview

This intensive day-long Pre-Course will tackle a variety of clinical issues important to hospitalists: some important because of their frequency, and others because of the high-stakes nature of their correct diagnosis and treatment. The course is designed for practicing hospitalists (physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants), and the content will reflect recognition of the fact that most hospitalists already have considerable knowledge of, and experience with, common infectious diseases.

The course will be led by experienced infectious diseases specialists with extensive teaching backgrounds, some of whom also practice as hospitalists. Specific topics will include practical aspects of emerging antimicrobial resistance, an update in HIV medicine geared to the inpatient setting, endovascular infections, infectious diseases emergencies, highlights of recent pneumonia guidelines updates and a state-of-the-art Clostridium difficile infection review. The course’s overarching goal is to provide attendees with actionable information that will impact their patient care and, where appropriate, to change practice.

Objectives

  • Describe best practices in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections, including diabetic foot infections, based on current guidelines as well as recently approved antimicrobial agents.
  • Outline current optimal strategies for the prevention and treatment of Clostridium difficile disease, including recurrences.
  • Identify key strategies in the prevention of selected infections, as well as important resistant issues impacting antimicrobial use.
  • Discuss how to promptly recognize and treat selected infectious diseases emergencies.
  • Explain key trends in endocarditis and other endovascular infections, and how these affect treatment approaches.
View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Jennifer Hanrahan, DO
James Piles, MD, FACP, SFHM
John Sanders, TM, FACP, FIDSA
Glenn Wortmann, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Bugs, Drugs and You: Infectious Diseases “Boot Camp” for Hospitalists for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist – SOLD OUT
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Nilam J. Soni

Nilam J. Soni, MD, MSc
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Ricardo Franco-Sadud

Ricardo Franco-Sadud, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Course Overview

Point-of-care ultrasound has become an indispensable bedside tool in the evaluation of acutely ill patients. Portable ultrasound machines continue to become more compact and available in hospitals. As frontline providers, hospitalists have found point-of-care ultrasound to be an essential tool in the management of their patients. This Pre-Course uses a combination of high-yield didactic sessions and hands-on training to reveal an entirely new way of looking at patients through the lens of ultrasound. The course starts with a review of the basics of ultrasound technology and then dives into its myriad applications for diagnostic purposes. Essential maneuvers such as basic cardiac evaluation; scanning for pleural effusions, pneumothorax, and ascites; evaluation for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis; and evaluation of abdominal organs are all elucidated in an interactive atmosphere highly conducive to learning. Participants will experience low participant-to-trainer ratios and many live models on which to practice imaging techniques. The course employs cutting-edge equipment and is led by expert faculty gathered from across the country.

Objectives

  • Appreciate the basics of ultrasound physics and technology and the fundamentals to operate a portable ultrasound machine (“knobology”).
  • Differentiate between the different types of ultrasound transducers and select the correct transducer type for various point-of-care applications.
  • Demonstrate proper techniques to perform a focused cardiac and lung ultrasound exam and recognize common thoracic pathologies by interpreting abnormal thoracic ultrasound images.
  • Visualize the normal sonographic appearance of abdominal solid organs and vasculature of the neck and lower extremities, and interpret a series of abnormal ultrasound images to recognize gross pathologies.
View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP
Ricardo A Franco Sadud, MD
Daniel Schnobrich, MD
Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACP
Kirk Spencer, MD

Faculty Trainers

Gregory Mints, MD
Carolina Candotti, MD
Joel Cho, MD, RPVI, RDCS, RDMS
Renee K. Dversdal, MD, FACP
Venkat Kalidindi MD, FHM
Benji K. Mathews, MD
Trevor Prosch Jensen, MD, MS
Gerard Salame, MD
Gigi Liu, MD
Brandon Boesch, MD
Kreegan Reirson, MD
Charles Lopresti, MD
Gordon Johnson, MD

Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Perioperative Medicine: Essential Elements and Latest Advances
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kurt Pfeifer

Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM
Medical College of Wisconsin

Rachel E. Thompson

Rachel E. Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM
University of Nebraska School of Medicine

Course Overview

Perioperative medicine continues to expand in scope and importance as surgical patients’ comorbidities continue to increase. Hospitalists have a critical role to play in managing chronic medical conditions in surgical patients, but developing proficiency and staying current in this field can be challenging. Join your colleagues in reviewing the evidence-based standards of perioperative medicine as well as the practical application of cutting-edge literature. Learners of all levels will benefit from this experience.

Objectives

  • Summarize the approach to the perioperative evaluation.
  • Appraise the risks and benefits of common perioperative risk reduction techniques.
  • Manage patients in the perioperative setting with common and uncommon medical comorbidities.
View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Steven L. Cohn, MD, FACP, SFHM
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM
Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, FACP
Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM
Christopher M. Whinney, MD, FACP, FHM

Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Perioperative Medicine: Essential Elements and Latest Advances for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Practice Management Success Strategies: Building a Practice That People Want to Be Part Of
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

John Nelson

John Nelson, MD, FACP, MHM
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants

Leslie Flores

Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM
Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants
Practice Management, Society of Hospital Medicine

Course Overview

Join us for this all-new practice management course designed to help you ensure that your hospital medicine group (HMG) is a high-performing one that talented clinicians are eager to join, and to be part of for a long time. Hospital medicine groups are being stressed right now from all sides: chronic staffing challenges, constant demands for expanded services, increasing documentation and other non-clinical tasks, and severe cost-cutting pressures are only a few of the factors contributing to the fragile environment for hospitalist morale in many HMGs. Hospital medicine group leaders and healthcare executives who want to be successful at recruiting and retaining crucial hospitalist talent need to pay deliberate attention to group culture and engagement, as well as put in place systems and resources that promote efficient, effective and satisfying work that hospitalists see as sustainable for a career.

The course faculty represents decades of experience in clinical practice, leadership and consultative work with hospital medicine programs throughout the country. John Nelson, MD, has more than 25 years of clinical practice as a hospitalist and is co-founder and past president of SHM. Leslie Flores, MHA, is a former hospital executive who has for the last 12 years worked exclusively with HMGs to improve their operations and performance. Jerome Siy, MD, is a veteran hospitalist leader and a highly regarded speaker on topics related to hospitalist engagement. These knowledgeable, experienced and entertaining speakers will explore relevant topics and offer concrete, practical advice for building a healthier, more effective and more stable hospitalist group.

The course includes significant time for interaction with the faculty and fellow attendees, and each session will conclude with participants developing a brief action plan to implement upon returning to their practices.

Objectives

  • Understand the relationships among group culture, engagement, morale and job satisfaction, and the impacts of these factors on the ability of an HMG to successfully recruit and retain talented clinicians.
  • Develop and implement effective operational processes including recruitment and onboarding programs, aligned compensation models and the necessary systems to prepare for evolving pay-for-performance programs (e.g., those in MACRA).
  • Make adjustments to schedule, workflow and how (and by whom) clinical work is performed, resulting both in improved efficiencies and in more satisfying roles for hospitalists.
  • Utilize performance feedback, professional development, job enrichment and other talent management strategies to foster and support a healthy workplace.
View Pre-Course Agenda

Faculty:

Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM
Roberta P. Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM
John Nelson, MD, MHM
Jerome Siy, MD, SFHM, CHIE

Conflict of Interest

Accreditation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Practice Management Success Strategies: Building a Practice That People Want to Be Part of for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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