2023 Hospital Med hero v1.jpg


This course will be held again on

October 23 – 26, 2023.

Information contained in this site is for the 2022 program.
Information for the 2023 program not yet available.








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

Update in Hospital Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.


This 4-day intensive program updates busy practitioners on current best practices in hospital medicine. The curriculum covers over 30 core topics, with an emphasis on practical management of common problems (See schedule):

  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Diabetes
  • Psychiatry
  • ECGs
  • Radiology
  • Bacteremia/endocarditis
  • UTI
  • Pneumonia
  • COVID-19
  • Critical care
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Stroke/TIA
  • C. difficile
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Endocrinology
  • Direct oral anticoagulants
  • GI bleed
  • Laboratory interpretation
  • Hematology
  • Allergy
  • Geriatrics
  • Delirium
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Opioid use disorder
  • COPD
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Dermatology
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Syncope
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Pancreatobiliary disease
  • Liver disease
  • Asthma
  • Antibiotics
  • Arrhythmias

Using a case-based format, lecturers distill recent evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion to offer “bottom line” recommendations. Faculty include both hospitalists and specialists, and rank among the best teachers at Harvard Medical School.


  • Going with the flozin: state-of-the-art CHF management   
  • Dual anti-platelet therapy after stenting: are we overdoing it?  
  • HELLP me: managing medical complications in pregnant and post-partum patients  
  • Pearls for managing personality disorders in the hospital  
  • Updated 2023 GOLD guidelines: when to use triple therapy in COPD 
  • DRESSed to kill: drug reactions and other can't-miss dermatology diagnoses 
  • The latest on bacteremia management 
  • Fecal transplantation: the best first-line treatment for C. difficile?  
  • Are we underdiagnosing hypoxia? Racial bias in pulse oximetry   
  • Orthostatic vitals: are we doing them all wrong?  
  • A salty dispute: LR vs NS revisited  
  • Click here for a comprehensive list


  • Coronavirus variants: what to expect this winter
  • Update on vaccines, boosters, and herd immunity
  • The latest on COVID-19 treatment 
  • Long-haulers and "brain fog" 
  • Racial disparities in COVID-19 


The 2023 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 60 days after the end of the course.