Course Overview



This course will be held again on
October 28 - 30, 2019.

Information contained in this site is for the 2018 program.
Information for the 2019 program not yet available.

Comprehensive updates, advances, and best practices to optimize inpatient care and outcomes

This intensive 3-day program quickly and effectively updates you on a wide array of evidence, guidelines and best practices required for optimal inpatient care. The curriculum covers a breadth of important hospital medicine conditions:

  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Diabetes
  • Radiology
  • UTI
  • Pneumonia
  • Critical care
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Hemodialysis
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Direct oral anticoagulants
  • GI bleed
  • C. difficile
  • Laboratory interpretation
  • Hematology
  • Allergy
  • Delirium
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Addiction/withdrawal syndromes
  • COPD
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Oncology
  • Syncope
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Pancreatobiliary disease
  • Liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Asthma
  • Antibiotics
  • Arrhythmias
  • Rheumatology

This course covers more than 40 areas of medicine with important changes impacting Physicians, NPs and PAs who provide inpatient care. (See Schedule for full program.) Course lecturers include both hospitalists and specialists, and rank among the best teachers at Harvard Medical School.


  • Practical review of direct oral anticoagulants and reversal agents
  • Rapid-fire cases on insulin management
  • Key updates on pneumonia diagnosis and management
  • Can't-miss radiology diagnoses
  • New pharmacotherapies for opioid addiction
  • Practice-changing recommendations for O2 and noninvasive ventilation
  • Pearls for improving laboratory interpretation
  • Practical approaches to ß-lactam allergy
  • New prediction rules for PE and chest pain 
  • Updated guidelines for sepsis and septic shock
  • Click here for a comprehensive list