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More Details on Upcoming Updates on Hospital Medicine Conference @ the BEACH!

Jul 13, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

Registration is Now OPEN so sign up to join us on Friday & Saturday, October 1-2, 2021 at the BEACH! Check out all the details below.


Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to our annual Wake Forest Update on Hospital Medicine Conference. Following prior successful and enriching conferences, our team strives to support the continued education of our fellow hospitalists. In an ever-growing, comprehensive field, remaining current with guidelines and literature can be challenging. Using evidence-based medicine, this conference provides the latest updates on Hospital Medicine that you can implement in your daily practice. We invite you to this intensive 2-day course where you will engage with other hospitalists, as well as expert faculty, in lectures and a hands-on POCUS course covering up to a dozen topics. We look forward to this educational weekend with physicians, residents/fellows, advanced practitioners, and medical students. We hope to see both new and familiar faces in Hilton Head, South Carolina on October 1-2, 2021!


Sarah McCollum and Chi Huang

Sarah B. McCollum, PA-C, MSPAS, CAQ: HM
Course Director of Wake Update in Hospital Medicine 2021
Wake Forest Baptist Health System
Section on Hospital Medicine


Chi Huang, MD, SFHM, FACP
Executive Medical Director of General Medicine and Hospital Medicine Shared Services
Wake Forest Baptist Health System
Section Chief of Hospital Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest Medical School


PoolCompositeNewSkyUpon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Formulate a first-line treatment plan for the different stages of pulmonary HTN.
  • Illustrate how palliative care principles are best integrated with disease-directed treatment plans.
  • Explain basic tracheostomy care for a standard patient.
  • Identify common pathologies on abdominal CT: Diverticulitis, free air/perforations, gut wall edema, ascites.
  • Identify when it’s appropriate to focus on rate vs rhythm control in newly discovered or newly recurrent atrial fibrillation.
  • Define updates in antibiotic regimens for common hospital medicine admissions: Pneumonia, Osteomyelitis, UTI/pyelonephritis and Endocarditis
  • Discuss what medications can be given for support/treatment of SUD.
  • Recognize when a patient should be started on NIPPV.
  • Describe some of the major points on systems- and individual-level contributors to burnout and well-being in health care providers.
  • Describe the recent advances in the management of patients with stroke including the role of telemedicine.
  • Identify the latest evidence-based hospital medicine literature from top-tier journals.
  • Learn placement for the ultrasound probe to estimate EF and visualize pericardial effusion.

Registration is open so make sure to sign up to join us at the beautiful Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head, SC. Register now for the early bird rate of $400!

Visit our website to learn more or view the program brochure for details. 


 Guest Faculty

Mike Maresca, MD
Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Potsdam, New York 

 Wake Forest School of Medicine Faculty

Luis Barroso, MD
Infectious Diseases
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Dale Browne, MD
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Suzanne Danhauer, PhD
Social Sciences and Health Policy
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Kate Gershner, DO
Pulmonary and Critical Care
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Casey Glass, MD
Emergency Medicine
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Amy Guzik, MD
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Chris Kelly, MD
General Internal Medicine
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Buddy Marterre, MD, MDiv
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
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Raj Nagaraj, MD
General Internal Medicine
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Rudy Pascual, MD
Pulmonology and Critical Care
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Kelsie Pierre, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellowship 
Karl Richardson, MD
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Kinchit Shah , MD
General Internal Medicine
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Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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