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Coming soon to a city near you: hospitalist-centered CME

April 2005

Published in the April 2005 issue of Today’s Hospitalist

A new type of CME meeting for hospitalists will bring some of the top names in hospital medicine to a city near you this fall.

Beginning in September, the Fall 2005 Hospitalist CME Series will hold a one-day meeting for hospitalists in four U.S. cities: San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Houston. Each meeting will feature one-hour presentations on six topics that are the bread and butter of hospital medicine. Organizers say that the meeting’s top-notch CME and its unique one-day format will appeal to busy hospitalists.

Concise format

“The major advantage of this meeting’s format is that it provides high-impact education packed into a concise format,” explains Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, faculty chair of the meeting and associate professor of medicine at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and the University of Michigan Health System. “Rather than taking several days off from work to learn about the latest developments in clinical evidence, hospitalists can get a lot of information to hone their skills in only one day.”

Each of the four meetings will explore the following topics in one-hour presentations that are specifically geared toward hospitalists:

“¢ hospital-acquired infections;
“¢ cardiology urgencies and emergencies;
“¢ critical care medicine;
“¢ skin and soft tissue infections;
“¢ community-acquired pneumonia;
“¢ inpatient endocrinology.
“¢ cardiology urgencies and emergencies;
“¢ community-acquired pneumonia;

Each of the meetings will feature a keynote speech during lunch, an exhibit hall and a networking reception at the end of the day. The keynote speeches will focus on hospitalists’ roles in areas like end-of-life care, length of stay, quality incentives and education.

Talented speakers

The meetings offer hospitalists an all-star lineup of academicians chosen by Dr. Saint. He says the speakers are all gifted educators who are well-versed in the topics that are important to hospitalists.

Dr. Saint predicts that the session on community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) will be extremely popular. “Community-acquired pneumonia is such an important topic for hospitalists to keep up with,” says Dr. Saint, who is also director of the patient safety enhancement program at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center and University of Michigan Health System. “There are new advances every month.”

He adds that the session’s speaker, Scott Flanders, MD, chief of the hospitalist program at the University of Michigan Medical Center and a recognized authority on CAP, receives glowing reviews when he speaks on the topic. Dr. Saint also predicts that hospitalists who attend the meetings will take home some valuable points on intensive glucose monitoring and management. That topic will be featured in the presentation on endocrinology for hospitalists.

The meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Hospitalist Conferences USA. It is being held in cooperation with Today’s Hospitalist magazine.

Registration for the meeting costs $69 before May 31, $99 between June 1 and July 31, and $139 after Aug. 1. For more information on the conference series and to register online, go to www.hospitalistconferences.com.

Dates for the Fall 2005 Hospitalist CME Series

“¢ San Diego: Sept. 12, 2005
“¢ Philadelphia: Sept. 26, 2005
“¢ Atlanta: Oct. 17, 2005
“¢ Houston: Nov. 7, 2005