PHM Featured Speakers

Thursday, July 19 | 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership: “First” Impressions after 24+ Fun-Filled Years as a
Pediatric Chair, Hospitalist and Child Advocate

Lewis R. First, MD, MSc, University of Vermont Medical Center

Hospitalists incorporate leadership into so much of what they do, whether it be overseeing the clinical management of a patient, a floor, a division, programs, projects, and/or interprofessional teams. Yet being a hospitalist who can lead with humanism and succeed in doing so, requires acquisition of some key attributes. This opening plenary will help attendees discover just what principles and practices are needed to lead effectively and humanisticaly and reinforce the important role hospitalists play as leaders in promoting the health and wellbeing of the children and families for whom they provide care.

Friday, July 20 | 8:35 AM – 9:35 AM

A Journey to a Diverse and Equitable Workforce in PHM
Patrick Conway, MD, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Nancy Spector, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine

The PHM landscape has changed drastically in the past ten years and continues to change and grow. Drs. Patrick Conway and Nancy Spector will discuss how the pediatric hospital medicine community has embraced and capitalized on change as it relates to diversity and challenges along this journey. They will also discuss what strategies pediatric hospitalists will have to employ to ensure a diverse and equitable workforce in the future.

Saturday, July 21 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Top 10 Articles in PHM 2017-2018
Anu Subramony, MD, Northwell Health, Jimmy Beck, MD Seattle Children’s Hospital

Drs. Subramony and Beck will present the year’s most interesting and practice-changing literature.

Sunday, July 22 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Pediatric Hospital Care: A Patient & Family Perspective
The Douglas Family, moderated by Kayce Morton, DO

Wrap up your 2018 PHM meeting experience with the Douglas Family. In 2014, Jake Douglas, then 2 years old, was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Their story, told through the eyes of his parents and his three siblings, of the panic and chaos that they ensued and the care he received will remind you why you became a pediatrician and motivate you to continue to provide your patients with the best care possible.

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