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Call for Abstracts - Submissions due June 17, 2016


Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine
14th Annual Conference for Hospital Medicine
September 15-18, 2016 Niagara Falls, Ontario

Submission Deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016

  The 14th CSHM Annual Conference will include a scientific session, featuring Posters and Oral Presentations. We are pleased to invite all individuals and organizations involved in Hospital Medicine in Canada and internationally, to submit their projects and research activities for publication in the CSHM Annual Conference Proceedings. Abstracts will be chosen by a panel of experts from the CSHM Research Committee on the basis of originality and scientific merit.  

Abstract Themes

  We invite submissions in:
  1. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  2. Innovations in designing hospital medical programs specifically, and inpatient care programs more broadly. Submissions could highlight projects to improve system efficiency (such as reducing length of stay), hospitalist involvement in teaching and educational activities, post-acute clinics, and projects that address care transitions.

  3. Clinical research targeting medical inpatients in a non-ICU setting

  4. Case Reports

Abstracts/Poster Presentations from the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 CSHM Annual Conferences

Hospitalist Programs have been an innovative concept, and as such have attracted innovative physicians.

The following are abstracts of the posters created by some of these hospitalists for the Poster Presentation sessions of the 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Annual Conferences of the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine.


The CSHM Choosing Wisely Canada Recommendations


The Canadian Society for Hospital Medicine (CSHM) is very proud to announce that the CSHM Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) Recommendations have launched!

Attached is the Choosing Wisely presentation that was presented at the annual conference

Project Update - Core Competencies in Hospitalist Medicine

Here is an update concerning the progress we are making on the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine Document Project.

We are continuing to make great progress, especially in the introductory sections of the document where Specialty Articles/Chapters were developed, and assignments confirmed. Thank you so much to each of the Specialty Articles/Chapters contributors!

The main Clinical Conditions Chapters, of which you are such an integral part is our next focus as we strive to 

Poster Presentations from 2013 CSHM Conference

We had a number of impressive posters submitted at the 2013 CSHM Conference and some have generously shared their projects with you. Please click on the links below to view the following topics:

Post Discharge Phone Calls to Improve Care Transitions (submitted by Drs Christine Soong, Matthew Morgan and Chaim Bell)

A Quality Improvement Initiative To Reduce The Use Of Physical Restraints Among Older Hospitalized Medical Patients (submitted by Drs Echo Enns, Rishma Rhemtulla, Vivian Ewa, Karen Fruetel and Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc)

2013 CSHM Award Recipients

Congratulations to Doctors Jean Maskey, Bob Maloney and Sunita Chacko on receiving the 2013 CSHM Service Awards!


Dr. Jean Maskey (top left) Dr. Bob Maloney (top right) Dr. Sunita Chacko (bottom)

Quality Improvement Workshop Presentations

The presentations from the 2013 Quality Improvement Workshop at the Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine Conference are available below. Please click on the link to view the topics.


SHM Update for Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

You have been identified as a Hospitalist Trained in Family Medicine (HTFM). The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Family Medicine Committee would like to update you on the latest news that is relevant to you, including:
Who are HTFMs?
Presented at the SHM annual poster competition during Hospital Medicine 2011:

A Survey of Demographics, Employment Settings and Scope of Practice of Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine: The hospitalists who responded to this survey are an experienced group of physicians who practice in a variety of hospital settings across the country. The majority perform primary and consultative inpatient medicine including critical care. Uniquely, a significant number also offer pediatric and outpatient services. In addition to their clinical roles, these physicians participate in committee work and have leadership positions. Finally, with a remarkable number of respondents involved in medical education, these hospitalists are playing a vital role in the training of future physicians.
McElrath et al, Journal of Hospital Medicine; Vol 6 No 4 Supplement 2 April 2011.

2012 CSHM Award Recipients

Congratulations to Dr. Echo Enns and Dr. Caroline Benedek who both received awards at the 10th Annual Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine Conference!