Hospital Medicine 2018
February 11-13, 2018
Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center, Stowe, VT
The course will provide practical approaches to common problems in hospital medicine informed by experts and the latest evidence.
The target audience is comprised of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses practicing hospital medicine. Some of the clinicians will also be engaged in education, research, quality improvement, and management. The audience may also include hospital medicine program administrators, resident physicians, and medical students with an interest in careers in hospital medicine.
• Identify new guidelines for management of critically ill patients
• Better understand the management of hospitalized transplant patients
• Recognize how Hospitalists can add value to the care of hospitalized patients
A. Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop *(SimLab on the UVM Campus)
Point-of-care ultrasound has emerged as an important bedside tool in the management of acutely ill patients. This workshop combines high-yield didactic sessions with hands-on training on live models. The workshop starts with a review of ultrasound technology basics and then explores a myriad of diagnostic ultrasound applications: focused cardiac ultrasound, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, ascites and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. The workshop is ideal for both beginners and those looking to refine their ultrasound skills. Expected faculty to attendee ratio is 1:3.
*Please note that this workshop will occur at the UVM Campus in Burlington, VT, approximately 45 minutes by car from the Stoweflake.
B. Physical Exam Skills Workshop ((at Stoweflake)
The bedside physical examination is an essential component of excellent patient care. Physical examination findings add diagnostic data that enhance clinical reasoning at the bedside and help providers select high value studies. In addition, the physical exam itself can help foster trust between clinicians and patients. This workshop will help providers refresh their physical examination skill set, understand the evidence behind various physical exam findings, and effectively collaborate with patients despite the challenges posed by the fast pace of inpatient medical care. The workshop will include case-based and hands-on learning that will demonstrate how the physical examination improves care delivery and is the foundation of the provider-patient relationship.
C. Every Interaction Matters: Communication Skills Workshop for Hospitalists (at Stoweflake)
Over the course of a hospital medicine career, you will have between 150,000 and 200,000 patient and family interactions. Communication skills training teaches clinicians how to use each of these interactions as an opportunity to provide patient centered care, has been shown to improve professional fulfillment, and can be an important tool to prevent burnout. This highly interactive workshop will use active learning strategies such as role playing, simulation, and focused reflection on a background of real clinical scenarios to enhance your communication skills and subsequently improve patient care and job satisfaction.
In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.
The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11 Nursing Contact Hours.
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
Please note: If you do not participate in the optional workshop, the conference is accredited for 11 credits.
Registration and Cancellation
Tuition: Register by January 15, 2018 and pay tuition of $425 Physicians; $325 Nurses, Physician Assistants and other health professionals; and $225 for residents and fellows. Fee includes continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments and the welcome reception. The conference syllabus will only be available by electronic download in PDF files. You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference), about a week before the conference start date, that presentations will be available for download.
Workshop: $295 for the Ultrasound Workshop (if attending the full conference) $395 (workshop only)
ABIM MOC credit will be offered after successful completion of the evaluation component for an additional fee of $25.
Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received in writing, by January 15, 2018.
No refunds are possible after that date.