General Information

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2009 is the largest meeting of pediatric hospitalists of the year. This meeting marks the 4th 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 fi eld 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.

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 fi eld are provided. Sessions will be devoted to presenting the latest research in hospital medicine.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatric Association. The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM).

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 16.25 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/PD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM) from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This program is approved for 16.25 NAPNAP contact hours of which 2.35 contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines.

Keynote Address
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc

The keynote will provide a perspective into health policy and its impact on hospitalists, including clinical care, research, and education. It will include an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services and its role in health care (e.g. structure, roles, how decisions are made and then executed). A description of Dr. Conway's time spent in Washington D.C. as White House Fellow, and then Chief Medical Offi cer in the Offi ce of the Secretary in Policy Planning and Evaluation Division. And a summary of several key issues for pediatric hospitalists to consider: eff ect of SCHIP on the care of children and associated quality and research initiatives, value driven health care (paying for quality and value) eff orts at federal and state level, how hospitalists can infl uence health policy (e.g. advocacy work at local, state, or federal level; research; direct involvement), and the importance of collaborative networks to answer clinical questions in the future (e.g. comparative eff ectiveness, QI and safety in diff erent settings).

Mentor Breakfast
Attendees will have breakfast with a senior pediatric hospitalist to discuss how to get the most our of a mentoring relationship. Sign up for this activily will be available on site at the meeting.




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