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Conferences of Interest

Additional Hospitalist-Specific Live CME Opportunities

With the growth of the hospital medicine specialty, education and training opportunities continue to expand for hospitalists. In addition to SHM's conferences, various organizations host CME events that are relevent to our membership. Review the list below of upcoming SHM conferences of interest.
For a full listing of SHM-endorsed meetings, from local chapters to national conferences, visit the Event Calendar on the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)

Scientific Update on Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery: Making Sense of the Recommendations

December 6, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, particularly total hip and knee arthroplasty. While the risk of VTE is highest during the first four weeks after surgery, the risk of VTE exceeds that for the general population for months after surgery. The extended risk period for VTE after orthopedic surgery has spurred clinical investigation of extended thromboprophylaxis, which led to its adoption in routine clinical care.

Although routine venography and venous duplex studies are sensitive screening modalities for identifying lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the relevance of asymptomatic distal DVT has been increasingly questioned in recent years. Improvements in postoperative care have led to reductions in symptomatic VTE and greater scrutiny of hemorrhagic complications from anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis. In this webinar, Dr. Streiff will review the following:

  • The epidemiology of VTE after orthopedic surgery
  • Landmark studies of thromboprophylaxis
  • Current recommendations for VTE prevention after orthopedic surgery
  • An overview of current studies of VTE prophylaxis for orthopedic surgery
  • Potential future directions in orthopedic thromboprophylaxis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the incidence of VTE in orthopedic surgery
  2. Describe the current approach to VTE prevention in orthopedic surgery
  3. State three results from published, randomized, controlled trials of VTE prophylaxis in orthopedic surgery

This webinar is free and open to public health professionals, clinicians and researchers who desire more information about VTE.


Updates in Hospital Medicine: A Cruise to Alaska 

July 19 - 26, 2019
Departs from Seattle, Washington

This activity is designed to provide a review of the most recent medical literature relevant to the care of hospitalized patients. Using an interactive, case-based format, the key highlights from all major areas of internal medicine and its specialties will be presented. Strong emphasis will be placed on how recent advances described in the medical literature can be incorporated into current clinical practice. An expert panel of distinguished academic physicians from around the country will present didactic lectures and address questions from the audience.