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Management of the Hospitalized Patient

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM09P01
Start: Thursday, October 23, 2008
End: Saturday, October 25, 2008
Location: San Francisco, California
Fairmont Hotel

MD: $700 MD;   $650 MD (SHM members)
AHP: $500 AHP;   $450 AHP (SHM members)

UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-5808.

Credit: 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The course, chaired by Bob Wachter, covers the clinical issues most relevant to hospitalists, internists, family physicians, or others who care for inpatients. Taught by UCSF’s top teachers and a stellar group of guest faculty, the course highlights recent advances and current controversies, emphasizing a cost-effective approach to common disorders. To promote active learning, the course uses the computerized interactive audience response system, and features multiple workshops in 6 different Tracks to allow for small group discussions. The course includes broad content in critical care, perioperative care, end-of-life care, patient safety and quality, and hospital neurology, cardiology, and infectious diseases.

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An attendee completing the Management of the Hospitalized Patient Course should be able to:

  • Describe the major diagnoses to be considered in common inpatient clinical presentations;
  • Review a modern and evidence-based work-up for common inpatient clinical presentations; 
  • Discuss modern therapeutic approaches to common inpatient disorders; 
  • List some of the latest literature impacting the field of Hospital Medicine and how best to use it to answer clinical questions.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UCSF CME Governing Board's Accreditation Review Committee reviewed and approved the credit request. Credit is awarded as follows:

Management of the Hospitalized Patient MDM09P01 October 23-25, 2008 - 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Course Outline:


Management of Acute Medical Problems

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 Welcome Robert M. Wachter

8:10 Improving the Care of Critically Ill Patients Michael Gropper - Slides

8:55 Recent Advances in Thromboembolism and Tracy Minichiello - Slides


9:40 Update in Diagnosis and Treatment of Stroke S. Andrew Josephson - Slides

10:25 Break

10:45 Update on Community and Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia, 2008 Scott Flanders - Slides

11:30 Assessment and Management of Altered Mental Status S. Andrew Josephson - Slides

12:20 pm Lunch on Your Own

1:45 Small Group Workshops: Session I (six options)

Neuro The Neurological Exam S. Andrew Josephson

Systems PDAs, Mobile Computing, & Web Resources for Hospitalists Enoch Choi

Skills/Tools Critical Care Workshop: Sedation and Ventilator Management Pearls Lundy Campbell/Brian Daniel
Clinical Medicine I Communicating with Patients and Families about End of Life issues Steven Pantilat - Slides - Other Resource

Clinical Medicine II Thromboembolism Q&A: Cases and Controversies Tracy Minichiello

Safety/Quality Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections Lisa Winston - Slides

3:15 Break

Hospital Medicine

3:40 What's Working (and Not) in Patient Safety Robert M. Wachter - Slides

4:40 Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Update & Discussion Lawrence Wellikson - Slides


5:15 Adjourn and Conference Reception



Challenging Cases and Issues in Hospital Medicine

7:00 am   Continental Breakfast

8:00  Clinical Problem-Solving Exercise Gurpreet Dhaliwal - Slides

9:05 Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Using Evidence to Make Tough Decisions Scott Flanders/Kaveh Shojania - Slides

10:05 Break

10:30 Smorgasbord of Clinical Pearls in Hospital Medicine

Dermatology (10:30-11:00) Lindy Fox - Slides

Adrenal and Pituitary Disease (11:00-11:30) Lewis Blevins - Slides

Rheumatology (11:30-12:00) Jeffrey W. Critchfield - Slides

12:00 pm Box Lunch

12:15 Small Group Workshops: Session II (six options)

Neuro The Neurological Exam (repeat) John W. Engstrom - Slides - Other Resource

Systems Organizing and Sustaining an Academic Hospitalist Program
Robert M. Wachter/
Scott Flanders - Slides 

Skills/Tools EKG Refresher Gordon L. Fung - Slides

Clinical Medicine I Improving Diabetes Care in the Hospitalized Patient Robert J. Rushakoff - Slides 

Clinical Medicine II Pain Management Workshop Robert Brody - Slides

Safety/Quality Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Safety and Quality Kaveh Shojania

1:45 Break

2:00 Small Group Workshops: Session III (six options)

Neuro The Neurological Exam (repeat) John W. Engstrom

Systems Hospital Information Systems: CPOE, EMRs, Bar Coding, and more Michael Blum

Skills/Tools EKG Refresher (repeat) Gordon L. Fung

Clinical Medicine I Managing Acute Flares of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Jonathan P. Terdiman - Slides - Other Resource

Clinical Medicine II Preventing and Treating Serious ID Adverse Events in the Hospital: MRSA and C. Diff B. Joseph Guglielmo - Slides

Safety/Quality Communication Strategies to Prevent Patient Harm Arpana R. Vidyarthi, MD / Niraj L. Sehgal, MD, MPH - Slides

3:30 Break

Assorted Problems in Hospital Medicine

3:50 Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding Jonathan P. Terdiman - Slides

4:35 Update on Antibiotics in Hospital Medicine B. Joseph Guglielmo - Slides

5:20 Adjourn



Assorted Problems in Hospital Medicine (cont’d)

7:00 am   Continental Breakfast

8:00 Ordering the Right Neuroradiology Study (and Figuring Out What it Means) S. Andrew Josephson - Slides

8:35 Clinical Controversies in Medical Consultation H. Quinny Cheng - Slides

9:25 Workup and Management of Vertigo S. Andrew Josephson - Slides

10:15 Break

10:35 Interventional Cardiology: Update for the Hospitalist Andrew J. Boyle - Slides

11:20 The Year in Review in Hospital Medicine Bradley A. Sharpe - Slides 

12:10 pm Adjourn

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Robert M.Wachter, MD

Professor of Medicine and Chief

of the Division of Hospital

Medicine; Associate Chair,

Department of Medicine,

University of California,

San Francisco




Scott Flanders, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director of the Hospitalist

Program, University of Michigan


Kaveh Shojania, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Canada Research Chair in

Patient Safety and Quality


University of Toronto


Lawrence Wellikson, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Society of Hospital Medicine



(University of California,

San Francisco, School of Medicine

unless otherwise noted)


Lewis S. Blevins, Jr., MD

Medical Director, California

Center for Pituitary Disorders


Andrew J. Boyle, MD, MBBS,


Assistant Professor of Medicine


Robert V. Brody, MD

Professor of Medicine and Family

& Community Medicine; Chief,

Pain Consultation Clinic,

San Francisco General Hospital


Lundy Campbell, MD

Assistant Professor, Department

of Anesthesia


Henry F. "Chip" Chambers, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Infectious

Diseases, SFGH; Director, UCSF

Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Training Program


H. Quinny Cheng, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine;

Director, Medical Consultation

Service, UCSF Medical Center


Jeffrey Critchfield, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine;

Chief, Division of Hospital

Medicine; San Francisco General



Russell Cucina, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

and Medical Informatics,

Associate Medical Director of

Information Technology


Brian Daniel, RRT

Clinical Coordinator, Respiratory

Care Service; Clinical Research

Coordinator, Cardiovascular

Research Institute


Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Assistant Professor

of Medicine


John W. Engstrom, MD

Professor of Neurology,

Vice-Chair, Department of

Neurology; Director, Neurology

Residency Program


Lindy Fox, MD

Assistant Professor of

Dermatology; Director,

Dermatology Consultation Service


Gordon L. Fung, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of

Medicine; Medical Director,

Electrocardiography Lab


Michael A. Gropper, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesia and

Physiology; Director, Critical Care



B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD

Chair, Department of Clinical

Pharmacy; Professor of

Pharmacy; Thomas A. Oliver

Chair in Clinical Pharmacy


S. Andrew Josephson, MD

Assistant Professor

of Neurology; Director,

Neurohospitalist Program


Tracy Minichiello, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine,

Director, Thrombosis Program,

San Francisco VA Medical Center


Steven Pantilat, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine;

Director, Palliative Care Program,

UCSF Medical Center


Robert J. Rushakoff, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine,

Division of Endocrinology and



Niraj L. Sehgal, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine;

Director, UCSF at Mount Zion

Medical Service; Director of

Faculty Development, Division of

Hospital Medicine


Bradley A. Sharpe, MD

Assistant Professor of

Medicine; Associate Chief,

Division of Hospital Medicine


Jonathan P. Terdiman, MD

Associate Director for Clinical

Affairs; UCSF Colitis and

Crohn's Disease Center


Arpana R. Vidyarthi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine;

Director of Quality and Safety

Programs, Division of Hospital

Medicine and UCSF Office of

Graduate Medical Education


Lisa Winston, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Chief of Infection Control,

San Francisco General Hospital


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Travel & Lodging:
Fairmont Hotel - SOLD OUT!
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Dedicated Phone Number:
Group code: GRMHP1

Additional accommodations, just steps away at the

Renaissance Stanford Court
905 California Street-Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA, 94108
Dedicated Phone numbers:
(800) 468-3571 or (415) 989-3500.
Please mention Group Code: UCSF



Book by October 2nd, 2008.

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Cancellation Policy:
Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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