2024 Course Highlights


  • What to do when there is no allergist
  • Getting rid of the low-risk penicillin allergy label
  • New anaphylaxis guidelines
  • Things we do for no reason: steroids for anaphylaxis? 
  • Class action: sorting out the overlap between penicillin and cephalosporins



  • Wearables”: how new mobile technology is changing the detection and management of atrial fibrillation 
  • Going with the flozin: state-of-the-art CHF management 
  • Dual antiplatelet therapy after stenting: are we overdoing it? 
  • Perioperative anticoagulation in patients on DOACs 
  • How low should you go? Hemoglobin targets in acute coronary syndromes 
  • “Holiday heart”: the effect of alcohol consumption on atrial fibrillation 
  • Reducing readmissions for heart failure: best practices in discharge planning 
  • Overcoming diuretic resistance in heart failure 
  • Coronary CT: as good as cardiac catheterization? 
  • Post-op atrial fibrillation: to anticoagulate or not to anticoagulate? 
  • Rhythm control versus rate control for atrial fibrillation revisited 



  • Cellulitis: antibiotic dilemmas and when to call dermatology
  • DRESSed to kill: drug reactions and other can't-miss dermatology diagnoses
  • Cutaneous findings of systemic disease
  • Diagnosing rashes in hospitalized patients
  • Cellulitis or venous stasis? Demystifying the swollen red leg
  • The importance of leg compression to prevent recurrent cellulitis of the leg
  • Understanding the newest data about optimal treatment durations for cellulitis



  • Can't-miss ECG diagnoses
  • Radiology pearls: identifying subtle findings on CXR
  • Rapid-fire review of electrolyte, liver, and hematology cases
  • Contrast or no contrast? Choosing the right imaging protocols



  • Dangers of SGLT2 inhibitors: euglycemic DKA and UTIs
  • GLP-1 agonists for weight loss: hot takes for the hospitalist 
  • Challenging cases in insulin management
  • Continuous glucose monitoring in hospitalized patients with diabetes
  • New guidelines for the management of hyperglycemia
  • Adrenal insufficiency: whom to treat and how to taper
  • Pitfalls in managing thyroid disease in medically ill patients
  • What to do about adrenal incidentalomas
  • When to worry about pheochromocytoma



  • Are you missing hypoxia? Racial bias in pulse oximetry
  • Race-based reference ranges: end of an error?
  • Anti-racism in hospital medicine, from triage to care transitions
  • Inequities in organ transplantation
  • Racial equity and pain management in the hospital
  • Improving patient outcomes with interpreter services
  • Providing top-notch inpatient care to patients with obesity 
  • Trauma-informed care in the hospital 



  • New guidelines for ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis management
  • New guidelines on management of upper and lower GI bleeds
  • Optimal timing for intra-abdominal drainage in necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Urgent endoscopy in acute GI bleeding: bad for patients?
  • Managing the cirrhotic patient with bleeding and thrombosis
  • Too soon? When to resume anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents after a GI bleed
  • Terlipressin for hepatorenal syndrome: promise and peril
  • Video capsule endoscopy: diagnostic procedure of choice for GI bleeds in the very elderly?
  • Fluid resuscitation in acute pancreatitis: less is more
  • Procalcitonin to guide antibiotic use in acute pancreatitis
  • The newest risk scores to help manage patient with upper GI bleeds
  • The optimal timing of endoscopy in patient with upper GI bleeds
  • Current approaches to preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis
  • Understanding the urgent indications for ERCP



  • Rethinking the risk-benefit ratios of surgery and high-risk invasive procedures for older adults
  • Anticoagulation selection in the elderly
  • Update on pharmacotherapy for delirium 
  • Non-pharmacologic interventions for preventing delirium 
  • Preventing delirium in the high-risk geriatric patient: what works? 
  • Difficult cases in delirium management 
  • Less is more: polypharmacy and deprescribing in older patients 
  • Waking up patients to check vital signs: best practice or overdoing it? 



  • Managing complex patients with bleeding and thrombosis
  • More data on DOACs in obesity and kidney disease
  • Diagnosing and managing thrombocytopenia
  • Diagnostic pearls for anemia in the hospitalized patient 
  • IV iron: what you need to know
  • Diagnosis and management of hypercoagulable states 
  • New venous thromboembolism guidelines
  • Is it ever OK to stop anticoagulation in unprovoked venous thrombosis? 
  • Should we stop saying “provoked” vs “unprovoked” VTE? 



  • Intensive case-based review of inpatient antibiotic therapy
  • Short-course antibiotics for common infections
  • New antibiotics for MRSA and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods
  • Fecal transplantation: the best first-line treatment for C. difficile?
  • Fecal microbiota enemas to prevent recurrent C. difficile: more than just a flash in the bedpan?
  • Oral fecal microbiota therapy for C. difficile: the natural goodness of stool, now in a pill! 
  • When are oral drugs appropriate for bacteremia?
  • When should we consult ID for bacteremia?
  • MRSA bacteremia: is vancomycin enough?
  • The inpatient with HIV: what the hospitalist needs to know 
  • Pearls for interpreting culture and sensitivity data
  • New guidelines for endocarditis from injection drug use
  • When should we cover for MRSA pneumonia?
  • Breaking the cycle in patients with recurrent UTIs
  • New treatment options for complicated UTIs



  • Case-based approach to the complex palliative care patient
  • What time is the right time to call palliative care?
  • Evidence-based strategies for leading family meetings 
  • Serious illness conversations and documentation
  • Toolkit for goals of care discussions 



  • The latest on perioperative aspirin, statins, beta blockers, and ACE inhibitors
  • Troponins and the perioperative patient: recent guideline recommendations
  • To hold or not to hold: understanding the latest on perioperative medication management
  • The importance of frailty in assessing perioperative risk 
  • Reducing pulmonary risk in perioperative patients
  • Perioperative anticoagulation: when should patients be bridged?



  • Best practices for diabetes and hypertension management in pregnancy 
  • HELLP me: managing medical complications in pregnant and postpartum patients



  • Pearls for managing personality disorders in the hospital
  • Perioperative management of medications for psychiatric diseases
  • Diagnostic yield of neuroimaging for common psychiatric presentations



  • Tailored steroid therapy in acute exacerbation of COPD
  • State-of-the-art treatment for COPD exacerbations
  • Current recommendations for high-flow and supplemental O2
  • New Surviving Sepsis guidelines
  • Updated 2023 GOLD guidelines: triple therapy
  • Fluids in septic shock: how much is enough? 
  • Short-course antibiotics in COPD exacerbations



  • Dapagliflozin and reduction of progression of chronic kidney disease
  • New data: early renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury
  • Dialysis access: what the hospitalist needs to know
  • PICC and choose: IV access in ESRD patients 
  • Ironing it out: managing anemia in ESRD 
  • Diagnosis and management of acute glomerulonephritis 
  • Blood pressure management in end-stage renal disease
  • The latest on managing hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia
  • Diagnostic approach to acute kidney injury
  • What can hospitalists do to slow CKD progression?



  • New AHA/ASA guidelines for stroke management
  • Updates on mechanical thrombectomy for ischemic stroke
  • Telestroke: an idea whose time has come?
  • How long should we monitor for atrial fibrillation after stroke?
  • Acute stroke and new atrial fibrillation: when to start anticoagulation?
  • To DAPT or not to DAPT: antiplatelet therapy in stroke and TIA
  • Approach to imaging in acute stroke syndromes 



  • Treating acute and chronic pain in patients with substance use disorders 
  • Management of complicated alcohol withdrawal 
  • New protocols for use of phenobarbital in alcohol withdrawal 
  • Microdosing for buprenorphine induction 
  • Reducing the risk of opiate overdose at discharge 



  • Syncope: when to worry about cardiac causes
  • New recommendations for the use of tilt table testing
  • Diagnosing the patient with recurrent syncope
  • Midodrine for vasovagal syncope?
  • Identifying low-risk syncope patients
  • Orthostatic vitals: are we doing it all wrong?