Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Hospital Medicine Seminars, and what are you trying to do?

Unfortunately, there is a lack of CME geared toward the practice of hospital medicine. We are changing that. The concept is simple:

  • The best content: 20 hours of CME highlighting the latest guidelines, studies and updates that affect how we manage patients every day. Content is case-based, with actual patient scenarios and questions. 
  • Flexible scheduling: Offered multiple times a year, at multiple locations.
  • A “Working Vacation:” Family-friendly tourist destinations with a schedule that allows you to have fun while you earn CME.
  • Reasonable pricing: We strive for the entire week to fit within a typical hospitalist's CME budget.
  • Unbiased: No commercial sponsorship or interest.

Conferences in 2020, with COVID-19 out there? Are you sure? 

Who knew a pandemic was coming? We are still planning on one live conference in 2020, but moved it to December. We also made Hospital Medicine Update On Demand, so you can watch all the content at home or work, at your own pace. Hospital Medicine Update On Demand is included for conference attendees, at no additional cost.

What is your refund policy?

Full refund available up to 10 days before the conference start date. For cancellations made from 10 days until 1 day before the conference, either a refund minus $100 fee, or we will credit your registration to a future conference. Your choice. Cancellations and conference fee refunds must be requested via email, please email valerie@hospitalmedupdate.com    If you cannot attend your conference, you can cancel and get a refund or credit based on our cancellation policy, or you can utilize the online content, but not both.

Do I have to stay at the hotel where the conference is?

No, you can stay at any hotel you like. We strive to offer great value and options when we choose our venues, but budgets, tastes and preferences vary. If the conference is at a hotel that includes breakfast for hotel guests (such as Embassy Suites) then breakfast is probably not included if you choose to stay elsewhere.

Do you have commercial content?

No commercial content or sponsorship.

How do I get my CME certificate?

After the conference is completed, you will need to fill out an online evaluation, then your CME certificate will be emailed to you.

Is this only for hospitalists?

No, our content is useful for others, too. There are physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that all function as hospitalists, as well as some specialists that handle inpatient work, such as surgeons or other specialists that admit their own patients. Some PCPs also care for inpatients - this is perfect for those providers, helping them stay current. Our content is applicable to just about anyone who cares for hospitalized adults. It's also very applicable for students and residents, especially those considering becoming hospitalists, and helpful for board review. 

Will I get printed slides?

We do not provide a printed set of slides. We will email you the conference slides 10 days prior to the start date, allowing you enough time to print slides if you desire. These are formatted 6 to a page in a pdf document. We do provide some handouts, including a "Take Home Points" for each lecture. At the conference, we provide the slides in pdf format, one slide per page, so it's easy to follow along on a phone, tablet or laptop.