8th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium

Event Date
October 25, 2013 - October 26, 2013

Event Time
7:30AM - 4:15PM

Mount Sinai Medical Center - Goldwurm Auditorium

Requires Registration

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Hospitalists and inpatient clinicians are increasingly called upon to provide care for patients of high acuity across a broad spectrum of medical and surgical conditions. In the face of these demands, hospitalists strive to become Master Clinicians – to be able to diagnose and manage complex diseases, incorporate high-quality evidence, and provide patient-centered care. However, given the pace of the expansion of clinical evidence, and evolving guidelines, it is challenging for busy clinicians to remain current on the most effective practices. This symposium will provide the essential updates that clinicians will need to be confident they are providing outstanding evidence-based care.  

Our faculty consists of national and international leaders in their fields and our sessions have been designed to provide highly relevant material in a concise and stimulating format. The symposium’s rapid pace, relevant topics, and variety of workshops will ensure a highly valuable experience.

Highlights include: 

  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Joe Li, Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Beth Israel-Deaconess. Boston, who will discuss the Future of Hospital Medicine
  • Plenary lecture by ACP leader Dr. Deborah Korenstein on Choosing Wisely focusing on wasteful practices to avoid and hospitalists as stewards of limited resources
  • Pearls for Practice series presenting rapid fire lectures on core topics
  • Update in Hospital Medicine session
  • Expanded Update Series - now includes sessions in Cardiology by Dr. Jon Halperin, Chair-Elect of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and an Update in Nephrology.

Our highly rated WORKSHOPS provide participants with a choice of Three Tracks in which to gain expertise. Concentrate in one of these tracks to develop expertise or mix-and-match tracks to experience a greater variety of topics:

(1)  Hospitalist as Generalist – Enhance skills in core topics such as Symptom Management at the End of Life and Peri-Operative Management
(2)  Hospital as Specialist - Develop expertise in Pulmonary Hypertension, HIV, and IBD
(3)  Enhancing Quality & Value – Become proficient in the skills of Co-Management, develop expertise in ICD-10 implementation, or learn skills for Small Group Teaching.

Come to increase your knowledge of core topics, learn more of subspecialty conditions, enhance your QI skills, increase your value to your hospital, and network with colleagues.  In short, come to continue your quest to become a Master Clinician!

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify patients who will benefit from non-invasive ventilation
  • Apply recent evidence and guidelines on the management of patients with cardiac conditions, including atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome
  • Prescribe appropriate antibiotics for patients with C. difficile colitis based on the severity of illness.
  • List practices and treatments that are wasteful, costly, and should be avoided
  • Apply the key features of a successful co-management program to their home institution
  • Assess the implications of physician value-based purchasing and the upcoming ICD-10 coding system on their hospitalist practice
  • Apply principles of small group teaching to their own teaching practice
  • Identify appropriate indications for blood transfusion, including “triggers” for various scenarios and conditions


Registration Fee:
$275 Attending Physicians
$225 NP, PA, RN & Other Allied Health Professionals
$150 Residents, Fellows
$175 MSSM & Affiliated Physicians
$125 MSSM & Affiliated NP, PA, RN & Other Allied Health Professionals, Residents, Fellows at Affiliates
*MSSM Residents*, Fellows* - Complimentary
- “All *indicated registrations are required to fax a letter of verification from Department Chairman/Chief-of-service to 646-537-9203 or a emailed copy of badge identification to cme@mssm.edu”

Course Location
Goldwurm Auditorium, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029 at 98th Street. Directions

The Hotel Wales, ($290 per night) 1295 Madison Avenue, between 92nd and 93rd Street, New York, NY, 10128
Phone: (866) 925-3746

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side, ($259 per night) 410 East 92nd St., New York, NY, 10128
Phone: (212)-410-6777

If you prefer other hotel arrangements, please contact Housing Manager, Denise Newman:
email: dnew229@aol.com Phone: 718-835-4911

Please reference the Mount Sinai CME Room Block to make your reservation at the group rate.


Cancellation Policy
A fee of $50.00 will be retained to cover administrative costs for refunds and cancellations. All requests must be confirmed in writing to The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School two weeks before the course begins. No refunds will be made after October 11, 2013 for cancellations and for 'no-shows'.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure
It is the policy of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course materials.

Special Needs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations please contact The Page and William Black Post-Graduate School at 212-731-7950.

Conference Information, Please email cme@mssm.edu or call the Office of CME a 212.731.7950.