Course Overview


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

This 3-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
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Diabetes
  • ECGs
  • 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
  • Syncope
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Pancreatobiliary disease
  • Liver disease
  • HIV
  • Asthma
  • Antibiotics
  • Arrhythmias
  • Rheumatology
  • Bacteremia/Endocarditis

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.


  • 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 and ECG diagnoses
  • New pharmacotherapies for opioid addiction
  • Practice-changing recommendations for supplemental O2 
  • 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
  • Case-based review of antibiotics and culture interpretation
  • New FDA approvals for bleeding, liver disease, influenza, acute pain, and more
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Past participants consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their practice of hospital medicine:

"Simply the BEST Hospital Medicine CME I have attended."

"Literally every talk has made an impact on my clinical practice."

"I love the case presentations…."

"I work at a very small hospital—almost critical access—so our consultant base is limited and this course is essential."

"I have a better understanding of common questions that we normally rely on the specialists to answer."

"I loved the evidence-based content of this course. Will be incorporating a lot of what I learned/reinforced in my teaching with my residents, interns and medical students."

"I feel like I mastered many of the challenging issues that I encounter on daily basis in the hospital setting."

"This is my third year attending this meeting and every year there is new information, updates to guidelines and even changes in approaches to treatment in just about every field."

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