Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp

Oct. 23-27, 2013 

Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
739 Canal Street at Bourbon 
New Orleans, La. 





This highly specialized and educationally intense “boot camp” will immerse clinicians who are practicing in hospital medicine or who are interested in an intensive internal medicine review in commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of the hospitalized adult patient. The boot camp runs from Oct. 23-27, 2013 in New Orleans and builds on the success of prior boot camp programs.

CME: This activity has been approved for a maximum of 32.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

Boot Camp testimonials from previous attendees: 

"I thought the event was phenomenal and would re-attend and recommend highly to colleagues. The lectures were wonderful and informative, applicable to everyday practice. The breakout sessions were awesome; I learned a ton. Everything was just great; would not change a thing." - PA attendee 

"I'm an NP just starting as a hospitalist and feel that this conference will prepare me in my new role." - NP attendee 


At the conclusion of this course, graduates of the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp will:

  • Describe the most current, evidence-based clinical practice for key topics in hospital medicine
  • Augment their fund of knowledge to enhance their existing hospital medicine practice
  • Expand their fund of knowledge to transition into hospital medicine practice
  • Network with like-minded practitioners


Precourse Workshop Registration Information  

Hospital Medicine 101

Oct. 23, 2013: 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. lunch included 

(6.5 hours Category 1 CME)

  • AAPA/SHM member: $375
  • Nonmember: $575

This full-day pre-course is geared specifically for the NP or PA who is new to hospital medicine. This course will focus on common problems new employees often face (and often are not taught in school), such as how to employ critical thinking, how to triage and respond to cross over and how to communicate effectively with difficult patients and families. In the "Approach to" series, participants will work in smaller groups to respond to acute situations in the hospital. Subjects will include how to quickly collect data and narrow down a differential diagnosis based on clues from the patient's history and hospitalization, and how to develop a treatment plan. 

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for Opioids

Oct. 23, 2013: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

(3 hours Category 1 CME)

  • AAPA/SHM member: FREE
  • Nonmember: FREE

The abuse, misuse and diversion of extended release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid drugs have led to a public health crisis. This course is now offered for free to help PAs become consistent and confident in the treatment of patients taking long-term opioids. Prescription opioid overdose is the second-leading cause of accidental death in the United States. This is compelling evidence for the need to develop smart strategies to curtail abuse of opioid analgesics, without jeopardizing pain treatment.

General Course

Oct. 24-27, 2013 


(26.25 hours Category 1 CME)

  • AAPA/SHM member: $850
  • Nonmember: $1,125

Registration includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and all breaks.   


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal St., under the American Academy of Physician Assistants (group code AAP). This block will be held until Sept. 22, 2013 or until the room block is filled. We cannot guarantee any rooms after the cutoff date. 

Cancellation/ Refund Policy/ Disclaimer

 1. For cancellations received by AAPA at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 25 percent processing fee, will be provided to the registrant. 

2. For cancellations received fewer than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a 50 percent refund is given. 

3. No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held, although exceptions can be made at the discretion of the conference manager. 




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