SHM Annual Meeting and Cleveland Clinic Hospitalist Section

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) was founded 10 years ago and the Section of Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic was established 7 years ago. We launched a new web site for the section last year.

During the last annual meeting of SHM in Dallas, Texas, members of our section presented 18 innovations, research, and clinical abstracts out of 133 accepted (14%). With the Cleveland Clinic logo present on so many posters, this was clearly the largest display of any single academic institution.

My small contribution consisted of 6 abstracts/posters which is 33% of the Clinic abstracts and 4.5% of the total accepted (not that anybody is counting). One of the abstracts was featured by Medscape: "Mini-Rounds" May Help Improve Physician-Patient Communication and Satisfaction (a free registration is required to see the web page). Laurie Barclay, M.D. of Medscape interviewed me and our Section Head, Frank Michota 2 weeks ago. All accepted abstracts were published in a supplement of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Former alumni of the Cleveland Clinic hospital medicine program continued to have a strong SHM presence as well:

- Shaun Frost, the regional director for Cogent Healthcare and director of the SHM perioperative pre-course
- Jim Pile, the director of the Division of Hospital Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and an annual meeting speaker
- Daniel Brotman, the director of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins and a clinical vignette reviewer

References:
What I Learned from Making the Website of the Cleveland Clinic Hospitalists
Research Abstracts. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Volume 2, Issue S2 , Pages 1 - 39, published online: 4 Jun 2007.

Updated: 09/28/2007

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