Hospital Medicine 2020  


February 9-11, 2020
The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Stowe, VT


The course will provide practical approaches to common problems in hospital medicine informed by experts and the latest evidence.

The target audience is comprised of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses practicing Hospital Medicine. Some of the clinicians will also be engaged in education, research, quality improvement, and management. The audience may also include Hospital Medicine program administrators, resident physicians, and medical students with an interest in careers in Hospital Medicine.


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Course Directors

Caroline Lyon, MD, MPH, FHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine

Jason Bartsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine

Steven Grant, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Care Coordination and Patient Transitions

Workshop Information

A. Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop *(SimLab on the UVM Campus - Sunday, February 9)

Point-of-care ultrasound has emerged as an important bedside tool in the management of acutely ill patients.  This workshop combines high-yield didactic sessions with hands-on training on live models.  During a series of hands-on sessions, participants will practice capturing specific ultrasound views on live models and patients under the guidance of experienced faculty. The workshop is ideal for both beginners and those looking to refine their ultrasound skills. Expected faculty to attendee ratio is 1:3.

*Please note that this workshop will occur at the UVM Campus in Burlington, VT, approximately 45 minutes by car from The Lodge at Spruce Peak and transportation will not be offered.

B. Physical Exam Skills Workshop (at The Lodge at Spruce Peak - Monday, February 10)

The bedside  physical examination is an essential component of excellent patient care.  Physical examination findings add diagnostic data that enhance clinical reasoning at the bedside and help providers select high value studies.  In addition, the physical exam itself can help foster trust between clinicians and patients.  This workshop will help providers refresh their physical examination skill set, understand the evidence behind various physical exam findings, and effectively collaborate with patients despite the challenges posed by the fast pace of inpatient medical care.  The workshop will include case-based and hands-on learning that will demonstrate how the physical examination improves care delivery and is the foundation of the provider-patient relationship.

C.Patient Centered Communication in the Hospital Workshop (at The Lodge at Spruce Peak - Monday February 10)

Looking to avoid burnout? Enhance workday satisfaction? Head home each night knowing you have made critical connections with your patients?  Join us for this engaging and highly interactive workshop focused on what rally matters: caring for patients and taking care of yourself at the same time.  Participate in simulations of real clinical scenarios and learn new ways to approach patients and their families to meet your goals. *limited space due to the hands-on interactive nature of the workshop.


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team. 


The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11 Nursing Contact Hours.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

Please note: If you do not participate in the optional workshop, the conference is accredited for 11 credits.

Registration Fee Summary

Registration Summary

Fee includes continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments and the welcome reception. The conference syllabus will only be available by electronic download in PDF files. You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference), about a week before the conference start date, that presentations will be available for download.

Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by January 15, 2020.  No refunds are possible after that date.

Ski Information

Skiers will receive the advance purchase rate with the advantage of purchasing that day directly at the mountain.  Information will be emailed to you prior to the conference.

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Hotel Information

A block of beautifully appointed rooms has been reserved at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. Please call the Lodge by December 24, 2019 (888-478-6938 or 802-760-4755) and indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rates: $299 plus 10% state and local tax, single or double occupancy, or studio accommodations. There is a $20 daily parking charge. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after December 24. To ensure room choice and availability, it is recommended that you make your room reservations as soon as possible. Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the conference.