Published in the August 2006 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
If you’re looking for a way to hone your skills as a hospitalist, a CME series may be just the thing for you.
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Hospitalist Conferences USA is bringing its brand of one-day CME meetings to Chicago on Sept. 18 and Tampa on Nov. 13, 2006. The meetings will build on the success of last year’s series, in which 99 percent of attendees said they would recommend the meetings to a colleague.
The Fall 2006 Hospitalist CME Series employs a unique one-day meeting format that focuses on practical knowledge. “Sessions cover true bread and butter medicine, but they also focus on areas of controversy or challenges that all hospitalists face,” says Faculty Chair Tracy Minichiello, MD, a hospitalist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
She adds that the goal is to bring the same quality of information that’s widely available in the academic setting to a wide range of hospitalists.
“The emphasis in these presentations is really on the practical application of knowledge,” Dr. Minichiello says. “When you are practicing medicine, it is crucial to be able to translate evidence into patient care.”
This year’s series will feature sessions on venous thromboembolic disease; diagnosÂ¬ing and managing congestive heart failure; drug-resistant organisms; pain management; delirium in hospitalized patients; managing acute stroke; and perioperative risk-reduction strategies.
This year’s series will also give hospitalists a chance to expand their horizons through a keynote luncheon and an interactive panel discussion.
During the keynote luncheon, Daniel Shin, MD, an infectious disease physician, will talk about the lessons he learned during the six weeks he spent in the ICU as a patient. Over a buffet lunch, Dr. Shin will discuss the communication challenges he faced as a patient and what he learned about patients’ perspective on what it takes to be a good doctor. Dr. Minichiello says the presentation is “very powerful” and “not to be missed.”
And in a feature that’s new for Hospitalist Conferences USA, this year’s meeting will include an interactive case study and panel discussion. The day’s speakers will be asked to address vexing cases for hospitalists where the evidence is not clear. Dr. Minichiello says the panel will be like a “real-time consultation.”
The Fall 2006 Hospitalist CME Series will also feature an exhibit and recruitment expo with pharmaceutical industry representatives and recruiters. The expo will also feature refreshments that change throughout the day.
The meeting is jointly sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Hospitalist Conferences USA. It is being held in cooperation with Today’s Hospitalist magazine.
Registration for the meeting costs $159.
For more details or to register, go online.