Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2014

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2014 (PHM 2014) is the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians involved in the care of hospitalized children.


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Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2014 (PHM 2014) is the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians involved in the care of hospitalized children.

PHM 2014's theme, "Keep Moving Forward," focuses on the future of pediatric hospital medicine and improving the care provided to children. The largest meeting of the year for pediatric hospitalists, the conference is co-sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM) and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA).

Top Reasons to Attend PHM 2014:

A learning experience customized for you, including nine different concurrent sessions and workshops across seven unique educational tracks.

Network with pediatric hospitalists from medical institutions across the country.

Learn from the renowned faculty hailing from inside and outside of pediatric hospital medicine.

What's new at PHM 2014?

Three exciting and engaging featured speakers each offering unique views of pediatric hospital medicine.

Hospitals and Health Systems: What's on the Mind of Your CEO? Don't miss this interactive, moderated panel session with three Chief Executive Officers from top pediatric institutions from across the nation.

More concurrent workshops across all seven unique educational tracks for a total of 56 sessions.

An interactive session with the lead author of the AAP Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines, where selected audience members will have the opportunity to discuss unusual and interesting physical exam findings that are of critical importance for the clinical hospitalist

Two exciting sessions on “Teaching through the Use of Technology”.

Five dedicated Oral Abstract presentations and three interactive Conundrums Sessions.

PHM 2014's own mobile application, “PHM2014Connect” provides attendees with access to the conference schedule, the opportunity to download meeting materials, information about the session leaders, hotel maps and more.

Who Should Attend PHM 2014?

Pediatric hospitalists

Pediatric department chairs

Pediatric teaching program directors

Directors of general pediatric divisions

General academic pediatricians

Pediatric residents

Pediatric nurse practitioners

Educational Tracks

PHM14 will feature eight different educational content tracks:

The Career Track at this year's annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference will have topics for early, mid and late career development applicable to pediatric hospitalists in both community and academic practice. Topics featured in the Career Track focus on negotiation to coaching, teaching value and career-building skills for women's advancement and many more. Come participate in this year's Career Track and return home motivated to succeed and advance your personal career.

Clinical A and B
The Clinical Tracks focus on current hot topics in clinical care where the latest evidence will be discussed as well as recognizing essential topics such as physical diagnosis and EKG interpretation. Emerging hospitalist procedural topics such as sedation will also be presented.

Community Hospitalist
This is the second year for a track devoted to community hospitalists. While the track emphasizes the needs of community hospitalists, the topics have been chosen to have broad appeal to most hospitalists. Topics featured include defining and assessing competence of community hospitalists, integrating community programs into large groups that include a children's hospital, establishing a program in a hospital dominated by adult services, sharing lessons learned and used by other practicing community hospitalists, and updating knowledge on developing and implementing nursery care standards. Participation in this track should improve knowledge, clinical and leadership skills while providing time to network with community hospitalists from around the country.

The Education Track focuses on principles, strategies and innovations targeted to pediatric hospitalists. This year's Education Track includes sessions on enhancing teaching through use of technology, teaching in the clinical setting, research/scholarship, educational academic advancement, teaching targeted at residents and students, and more.

Practice Management
The growth of pediatric hospital medicine has resulted in increased opportunities for leadership. However, very few physicians receive formal training in business or management. This year's Practice Management Track will help fill the gap with hot topics such as scheduling, co-management, working with advanced practice providers, finances for novice and experienced leaders, malpractice considerations and observation care. The track workshops also provide a valuable opportunity to network with other program leaders and soon-to-be leaders.

Quality Improvement
The Quality Improvement Track is designed to incorporate the systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable quality improvement (QI) in the pediatric hospital medicine setting. Highlights of sessions include topics such as QI skills beyond the aim statement, teaching QI, family engagement in QI initiatives, clinical pathways, electronic medical records, statistical concepts, and writing and publishing QI reports.

The Research Track is offered to encourage collaboration, mentorship and education in research methods directly relevant to the pediatric hospital medicine community. Peer-reviewed research workshop sessions are designed to encourage discussion, teach young researchers skills to complete their first project and offer experienced researchers more advanced qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

Continuing in the tradition of previous years, these educational tracks will be presented in concurrent workshop sessions in either a short topic or an extended topic session. In addition to these educational tracks, PHM14 will bring back the popular Conundrum sessions as well as the oral abstract presentations.