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Purpose
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012 is the largest meeting of pediatric hospitalists of the year. This meeting marks the 7th annual meeting sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association, the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Hospital Medicine. Each year attendance and excitement about this meeting have grown.

Needs Statement
The program committee is made up of representatives from the three sponsoring organizations - the APA, the AAP, and the SHM. Content of this meeting was selected based on the evaluations from previous conferences and needs assessments for those conferences. Certain topics were also selected by the expert program committee that is deemed to be important to the field of hospital medicine. Time in the conference is set aside for presentation of new research and evidence-based review of current hot topics.

Who Should Attend
Pediatricians who focus on the medical care of hospitalized pediatric patients including department chairs, program directors, directors of general pediatric divisions, general pediatric residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Content
The course will provide in-depth exposure to the areas of clinical practice, medical education, conducting research, and practice management from the beginning to advanced levels. Structured time for networking and meeting with leaders in the field are provided. Sessions will be devoted to presenting the latest research in hospital medicine.


 

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