Overview

The HHM Conference presented by UK Healthcare’s academic physician faculty as well as invited regional and national leaders. The Heartland region, including the Appalachian region, has large areas of underserved populations, with poor health indicators in comparison to the rest of the country. Our hope is to improve the quality and effectiveness of the first line of care received before complex patients require transfer to the university hospital setting for more advanced care. This means that these vulnerable patients sometimes are treated at outlying facilities with no local specialty or sub-specialty support. Such factors make the initial care provided in the community that much more important.

This conference will strive to provide educational opportunities to the clinicians who may otherwise have limited access to educational offerings. The region that our conference targets is served predominantly by physicians in small communities working with community hospitals.  There are geographical and logistical barriers to CME participation with this group of providers. Specifically, because providers in this region often operate in environments with very limited physician presence, these providers are strongly deterred from taking extended periods of time off for CME opportunities. The HHM Conference will provide a local opportunity for first class educational programming including 22 topic discussions to choose from, an abstract and poster competition, a comprehensive review of updates in HM, and the opportunity to earn up to 20 hours of CME to improve practice without requiring an extended departure from clinical obligations.

It is relevant to note the good reputation of UK Healthcare in the region. The UK Hospital and its associated specialty and sub-specialty care are heavily relied upon by providers in our service area for expert care in areas such as cancer treatment, hepatology, infectious disease, and organ transplantation. UK Healthcare is in very high demand in our service area with the facility running near 100% capacity most of the time, making delayed transfers commonplace. Therefore, our program is in a key position to develop and deliver educational content to conference participants based on their trust in our expertise.

We have tailored our topics to serve the most needed and most impactful health conditions. We believe that educating hospitalists about these and other high-yield, highly prevalent, and potentially deadly disease states will have meaningful and long lasting impact on the patients of the Heartland region. Further, we believe this content will be beneficial to traditional internist, family medicine trained physicians, and advanced practice providers who are managing ICU patients.

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Speakers

W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR


Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana
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Joseph Sweigart, MD, FHM, FACP


Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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James Pile, MD, FACP, SFHM


Division of Hospital Medicine Senior Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency MetroHealth Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor of Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio
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Vedant Gupta, MD


Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC


Jack Gill Professor, Cardiology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Medical Director, Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Devin Oller, MD


Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Staff Physician UK Addiction Consultation and Education Services (ACES) and Primary Care, Internal Medicine Group UK First Bridge Clinic UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Rebecca Helfrich, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Prerna Dogra, MD, FACP


Assistant Professer of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Sarah Vick, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Andrew Higdon, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Margaret Disselkamp, MD


Associate Program Director Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Teela Crecelius, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana
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Paula Bailey, MD, MPH


Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine Chief Patient Experience Officer, UK Healthcare University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Adam Gray, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine Internal Medicine Acting Internship Course Director Division of Hospital Medicine University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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John Romond, MD


Assistant Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Hospitalist UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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David Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC


Jack M. Gill Chair and Professor, Internal Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Edwin Avallone, DO


Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Jagriti Chadha, MD, MPH, FHM, FACP


Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Sean Lockwood, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine Lexington VA Medical Center & University of Kentucky VA Site Director, UK IMRP Chief, Hospitalist Section, Lexington VA Medical Center Lexington, Kentucky
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Said Chaaban, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Chirag Patel, DO, SFHM, FACP


Assistant Professor of Medicine Medical Director for Patient and Provider Engagement Chief Hospitalist - Sound Physicians UF Health Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
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Romil Chadha, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP


Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS


Professor of Surgery Paul A. Kearney, MD, Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery Trauma Medical Director Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Accreditation

CME

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK Department of Hospital Medicine.

Registration Cost

CONFERENCE FEES
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By  8/1/19

After 8/1/19
Advanced Practice Providers Registration for Meeting and Poster Competition $295.00 $395.00
Advanced Practice Providers Registration for Poster Competition Only $25.00 $50.00
     
Physicians Registration for Meeting and Poster Competition $395.00 $495.00
Physicians Registration for Poster Competition Only $50.00 $75.00
     
Residents or Fellows Registration for Meeting and Poster Competition $95.00 $195.00
Residents, Fellows or Medical Students Registration for Poster Competition Only $0.00 $0.00

Poster Submission

Deadline for Submission: July 31st, 2019
Acceptance notifications: August 8th, 2019
Poster Session: August 22nd, 2019, 5:30pm-7:30pm

https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Bk25ecazloYJyl

The highest scoring poster overall will receive automatic acceptance into the National Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes Competition at SHM’s Annual Meeting in 2020.

Please download the Abstract Guidelines for more details on the submission requirements.