Hospital Medicine SIG


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Past Meetings


5th Annual APA Leadership Meeting Developing Leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Roundtable

Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetings

2012 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2011 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2010 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2009 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2008 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2007 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

2005 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference




Co-chairs: Kathy Bradford (outgoing co-chair), Jennifer O'Toole, Lauren Solan, and Erin Shaughnessy (co-chair elect)

SIG purpose/mission:
The mission of the APA's Hospital Medicine SIG is to advance the field of Hospital Medicine within the APA and nationally by working closely with the two other societies that support Pediatric Hospital Medicine (American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society of Hospital Medicine). The co-chairs of the APA HM SIG are responsible for being active members of the planning committee of the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) meeting and the Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Every three years the APA is the society responsible for hosting and executing the annual meeting with the SIG chairs serving as co-chairs of the meeting. The next meeting being hosted by the APA will be in July 2018.

Current SIG goals:
1. Lead the execution of the 2018 PHM annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, which is expected to attact over 1,200 attendees.
2. Plan an innovative SIG session for the 2018 PAS meeting that will address the current needs of pediatric hospitalists within the APA, including topics such as the pending ABP PHM board certification process and ACGME certification of PHM fellowships.

Annual summary:

  • 2017 Annual SIG session at PAS

    • This year we partnered with the Family Centered Care SIG to present a innovate session titled "Engaging Patients and Families in Hospital Care." Speakers included experts in the field as well as patient/family representatives. Four main topic areas were discussed during the session including patient/family engagement in family-centered rounds, patient/family engagement in hospital safety, using technology to engage patients and families in the hospital setting and family-centered transitions of care from hospital to home. Over 50 people were in attendance for this interactive and cutting-edge session.
  • 2017 PHM Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennesee

    • PHM 2017 is anticipated to be the largest PHM meeting in history, with 1,137 registrants as of July 5, 2017.
    • Drs. Bradford, O'Toole, and Solan all served on the planning committee for the 2017 meeting. New additions to the meeting for 2017 include increased track and topic offerings to meet the educational needs of hospitalists, as well as new "mini-plenary" sessions that allow for quick-hit presentations on cutting-edge evidence and topics that are critical to the practice of PHM.
  • APA to lead the 2018 PHM meeting

    • While still 12 months away, the SIG co-chairs have been actively working with the APA staff to plan the 2018 PHM meetings since the fall of 2016. A venue in Atlanta, Georgia has been secured and the 2018 planning committee will have their first meeting July 23-24 immediately following the 2017 meeting. We anticipate attendance numbers to top 1,200 for this meeting. Jen O'Toole and Lauren Solan will serve as co-chairs of the planning committee for this meeting.
  • Welcome, Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine!

      • Given the rapid progression of the field of PHM over the past few years and the recent approval for PHM to become a board certified specialty through the ABP, the three sponsoring organizations of PHM (including the APA, the AAP and the Society of Hospital Medicine) have formed the Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (CPHM) to provide a unified home for PHM and its key stakeholders. The APA Hospital Medicine Co-Chairs are members of the CPHM and will represent the interests of the APA Hospital Medicine SIG membership within the group.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:

  • AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
  • Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatrics Committee
  • APA Family Centered Care SIG
  • ABP sub-board for Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • CPHM

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    April 2017 Newsletter Article


    • Vote for the next HM SIG Co-Chair!

    The next HM SIG Co-Chair will begin their term in July 2017 and serve through June 2020. This incoming SIG Co-Chair will replace Dr. Kathy Bradford who will complete her tenure of service for the SIG in June. Thank you to Kathy for the past 3 years of service!

    The names of the four candidates, their statements of interest, and their CVs can be found at the link below. Please note that you will need your APA webportal username and password to access the voting platform. Each SIG member will only be allowed one vote.

    http://www.academicpeds.org/election/hm_sig/ - voting will close on April 24th.

    Best of luck to all of our amazing candidates!

    • Please join us at the Hospital Medicine SIG meeting at PAS on Monday, May 8th from 8:30-11:30am -This year's SIG meeting will be a joint session between the HM and Patient and Family-Centered Care SIGs titled "Engaging Patients and Families in Hospital Care."

    As clinicians, we strive to not only provide care for and communicate with patients but to also incorporate families of our patients into everything we do. As such, it is important to meaningfully engage patients and families in hospital care and processes; however, accomplishing this can be challenging. We are planning to specifically address 4 topic areas: patient/family engagement in family-centered rounds, patient/family engagement in hospital safety, using technology to engage patients and families in the hospital setting and family-centered transitions of care from hospital to home. The session will include an opportunity to interact with and learn from experts in hospital medicine who have found ways to successfully engage patients and families in hospital care. We encourage all hospitalists and others interested in patient/family centered care to join us!

    We will also have a "Business Portion" of the SIG meeting where we will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from the ABP PHM Sub-board and education task force.

    • Register NOW for PHM 2017 and Submit Award Nominations!

    Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting
    July 20th-23rd, 2017
    Omni Nashville, Nashville, TN

    Don't miss PHM 2017! A ton of great programming is on the schedule making this year's meeting a "must see" for all pediatric hospitalists! You can register at http://www.peds2017.org/register/. Save money and register early (on or before June 7th, 2017)!

    Hotel rooms can also be booked at a discounted rate at http://www.peds2017.org/hotel-travel/.

    We are also seeking nominations for those individuals (or groups) that have contributed to our field over the past year within the following categories: Quality and Patient Safety, Research, Education, Clinical Care, and Collaborative Impact (team project). Nominations are due Friday, April 14th and can be submitted here: http://www.peds2017.org/phm-awards/.

    • Welcome to the Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

    Given the rapid progression of the field of PHM over the past few years and the recent approval for PHM to become a board certified specialty through the ABP, the three sponsoring organizations of PHM (including the APA, the AAP and the Society of Hospital Medicine) have formed the Consortium of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (CPHM) to provide a unified home for PHM and its key stakeholders. The APA Hospital Medicine Co-Chairs are members of the CPHM and will represent the interests of the APA Hospital Medicine SIG membership within the group.

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    Current SIG Co-Chairs:


    Jennifer O'Toole, MD, MEd
    724 Brookstone Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45230
    Phone: (513) 349-1488
    jennifer.otoole@cchmc.org

    Erin Shaughnessy, MD
    1919 E. Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Phone: (513) 582-8181
    eeshaughnessy@gmail.com

    Lauren Solan, MD, MEd
    601 Elmwood Ave.
    Rochester, NY 14642
    Phone: (585) 275-6819
    lauren_solan@urmc.rochester.edu


 

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