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July 19 -22, 2018| Atlanta, GA
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2018 Recap

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2018 (PHM 2018) was the LARGEST pediatric hospital medicine meeting of the year with over 1,200 attendees from across the country and internationally.

Tri-sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), PHM 2018 offered an all-inclusive arrangement of educational and networking opportunities planned specifically for the pediatric hospital medicine professional.

Claiming CME

Attendees can claim CME by downloading and filling out the proper CME certificate below and keeping it for their records.

Physicians: CME Certificate of Participation

Allied Health Professionals: CME Certificate of Participation
Past Meetings

Click to see memories from past meetings!

PHM 2017

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

The annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting (PHM) is the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians involved in the care of hospitalized children. Each year the conference breaks attendance records and PHM 2018 is no exception with the anticipated attendance reaching over 1,200 attendees who work in the pediatric hospitalist field. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the APP Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

Click on the catalog to learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities and click here to register to exhibit.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Catalog

Event Venue

The 2018 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. The attendee room block is currently full. There are rooms available at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, right next door, for the same rate, $159 a night. Please contact Robyn Crooks directly to book your reservations:, (404)460-6536.

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PHM 2018 Schedule-at-a-Glance
Wednesday, July 18
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Conference Programming
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration
Thursday, July 19
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Developing Your Career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Other Pre-Conference Programming
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Opening Plenary
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Poster Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday, July 20
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Morning Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:35 AM Plenary
9:45 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Super Conundrum Platform Plenary
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Knowledge Cafe
Saturday, July 21
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Morning Remarks
8:15 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Abstract Platform Plenary
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Awards Ceremony
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Top Articles 2017-2018
2:45 PM - 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM Point of Care Ultrasound for Pediatricians. Abdominal and Lung Exams, Pre-Registration Only, 20 Attendees maximum
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Sessions & Reception
Sunday, July 22
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration
7:00 am - 8:30 am Speed Mentoring
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Plenary
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Closing Remarks & Feedback Session

Pre-Conference Programs

WEDNESDAY, July 18 Courses

Society for Pediatric Sedation Provider Course
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Online Registration | Web Page

WEDNESDAY, July 18 and THURSDAY July 19 Course

6th Annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors' Meeting
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Registration is by invitation only.
The program directors and assistant directors for all current PHM fellowships and representatives for programs in development are invited to our annual meeting. This working meeting allows for continued development of PHM fellowship programs nationally through collaboration of program directors. Questions should be directed to Karen Jerardi ( or Neha Shah (

THURSDAY, July 19 Courses

Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Pre-Conference
Thursday, July 19, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Teaching Program is a one-year, longitudinal program anchored at subsequent PHM conferences designed to enhance teaching skills of pediatric hospitalists. Collaborating with dynamic peers from across North America and nationally recognized faculty leaders, participants will develop the skills necessary to be exceptional teachers, while being exposed to careers in medical education. Applications for the cohort starting in 2019 will be available in November and will be posted on APA and AAP SOHM listservs. For questions or concerns, please contact

Developing Your Career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This dedicated half-day session before PHM 2018 will allow participants opportunities for critical reflection, mentorship from experienced faculty, and for learning about critical topics such as "getting academic credit for your work." Participants will leave the session with a "road map" for their career, which will enable them to better choose sessions in the main PHM conference to further augment their skillset in the chosen direction. This meeting is hosted by the faculty development section of APA's Hospital Medicine SIG and sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association.

Newborn Medicine Pre-Course: Neonatal Resuscitation and Procedural Skills
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Online Registration

In this Newborn Medicine Pre-course, you will practice your procedural skills including airway management, lead a resuscitation simulation, and review "Golden Hour" practices for managing the delivery of a preemie. We will also discuss pearls and pitfalls of implementation of NRP® 7th edition changes, including management of meconium stained infants, optimal timing of cord clamping, and thermoregulation in the delivery room. This session is supported by the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine.
Who should attend? Neonatal and pediatric hospitalists who (1) attend deliveries and/or (2) may be called to a code in the delivery room. All level of learners are welcome, as well as those practicing in the community or more tertiary-care sites.

No Money, No Mission: Improving the financial viability of your program through improved billing/coding, growth and innovation
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is a half-day session focused on improving the sustainability of community pediatric programs. Participants will learn about how to improve billing, coding and denial management. In addition, time will be spent discussing ways to increase patient types and numbers, as well as negotiating with hospital administration. This information is critical to every pediatric hospitalist, particularly those in leadership positions. If you are interested in attending this session, please email

PRIS-CHA Workshop: Paper in a Day at PHM
July 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Paper in a Day at PHM is co-sponsored by Pediatric Research in the Inpatient Setting (PRIS) and Children's Hospital Association (CHA). The workshop is targeted to fellows or junior faculty who would like to learn how to use administrative data (e.g. HCUP KID, PHIS) for research. We will describe existing databases available for research, and provide a roadmap to successfully conduct research with this type of data. We will perform an actual study and draft a manuscript. At the conclusion of the workshop, all analyses will be completed, tables and figures will be ready for publication, and the manuscript will be outlined.

Register for the workshop by emailing:

Planning Committee

The PHM 2018 Planning Committee is charged with the selection of the PHM 2018 educational content and creation of the schedule. The planning committee requests submissions for consideration each year. Once all proposals have been submitted the planning committee is then tasked with reviewing and scoring the submissions. This year's planning committee consists of (3) members of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), (3) members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine (AAP SOHM) and (3) members of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). The host society for the conference year selects the Planning Chair from its three members of the planning committee.

Planning Chairs

Jennifer O'Toole, MD, MEd
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medicine Center

Lauren Solan, MD, MEd
University of Rochester Medical Center

Committee Members

Lindsay Chase, MD
University of North Carolina
UNC Medical Center

Jeffery T. Gill, MD
University of Louisville
Norton Children's Hospital

Kayce Morton, DO
Cox Health Systems

Kris P. Rehm, MD, Past Chair, PHM 2017
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Erin Shaughnessy, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital

Geeta Singhal, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital

Jeremy Yardley, MD
Eastern Maine Medical Center

Research Abstract Co-Chairs

Patrick Brady, MD, MSc
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Children's

JoAnna Leyenaar, MD, MPH, MSc
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Clinical Conundrums Co-Chairs

James Antoon, MD
The University of Illinois College of Medicine

Charlotte Brown, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Awards Co-Chairs

Francisco Alvarez, MD
Stanford School of Medicine

Anne Andrews, MD, MSCR
Medical University of South Carolina

Social Media Co-Chairs

Nancy Chen, MD
University of Arizona

Anika Kumar, MD
Cleveland Clinic

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