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
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • ECG interpretation
  • Radiology interpretation
  • Laboratory interpretation
  • Bacteremia
  • UTI
  • Pneumonia
  • Obesity
  • Critical care
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Stroke/TIA
  • C. difficile
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Acute kidney injury
  • HIV
  • Endocrinology
  • Health equity
  • GI bleed
  • Hematology
  • Allergy
  • Geriatrics
  • Delirium
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Opioid use disorder
  • COPD
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • Dermatology
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Syncope
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Pancreatobiliary disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Antibiotics
  • Goals of care conversations
  • Trauma-informed care

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.


  • Polypharmacy and deprescribing in older patients 
  • Updated 2023 GOLD guidelines: when to use triple therapy in COPD 
  • Cutaneous drug reactions and other can't-miss dermatology diagnoses  
  • Pearls for interpreting ECGs, radiology, and everyday labs   
  • Fluid resuscitation in pancreatitis: less is more   
  • The latest on bacteremia management 
  • Things we do for no reason: steroids for anaphylaxis? 
  • Preventing delirium in the high-risk geriatric patient: what works?  
  • Terlipressin for hepatorenal syndrome: promise or peril?  
  • Going with the flozin: state-of-the-art CHF management 
  • Dual antiplatelet therapy after stenting: are we overdoing it?  
  • Obesity management and trauma-informed care 
  • Click here for a comprehensive list


The 2024 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.