Course Overview



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):

  • COVID-19
  • Monkeypox
  • Health equity/vulnerable populations
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Diabetes
  • ECGs
  • Radiology
  • UTI
  • Pneumonia
  • Critical care
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Renal replacement therapy
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Direct oral anticoagulants
  • GI bleed
  • Laboratory interpretation
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Hematology
  • Allergy
  • Delirium
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Opioid use disorder
  • COPD
  • Preoperative evaluation
  • 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.


  • Health equity in everyday practice
  • Demystifying phenobarbital in the management of alcohol withdrawal
  • Monkeypox: how worried should we be?
  • The pregnant patient on the medical service
  • Pearls for interpreting culture and sensitivity data
  • The HF patient with refractory edema
  • SGLT2 inhibitors: new standards for heart failure
  • Acute stroke: immediate considerations for the hospitalist
  • Post-op atrial fibrillation: who needs anticoagulation?
  • Beyond basal-bolus: difficult cases in insulin management
  • Hospital-acquired delirium: breaking the vicious cycle
  • Rapid-fire review of liver, hematology, and electrolytes
  • The hemodialysis patient: meds, access, blood pressure, and other pearls
  • DOACs in obesity, kidney disease, and cancer-associated thrombosis
  • Controversies in pneumonia management
  • Can’t-miss diagnoses on CXR and ECG
  • Evidence-based approach to syncope
  • Opioid use disorder: medication-assisted treatment made simple
  • The latest on GI bleeds
  • Practical approaches to ß-lactam allergy: what to do when there is no allergist
  • Intensive case-based review of inpatient antibiotics
  • Click here for a comprehensive list


  • Coronavirus variants: what to expect this winter
  • Update on vaccines, boosters, and herd immunity
  • Aerosols, droplets, and infection control 
  • The latest on COVID-19 treatment 
  • Long-haulers and "brain fog" 
  • Thromboembolism and COVID 
  • COVID-19 and myocarditis 
  • Respiratory management of the COVID-19 patient 
  • Racial disparities in COVID-19 
  • COVID and the kidney
  • Diabetic management and glucocorticoids in COVID-19 


The 2022 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.