Boot Camp on Demand 2020 will be available on September 30 with new content that was originally planned for the live course. Or check out Boot Camp on Demand 2019 now!

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp will take place September 29 – October 3, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. If you’d like an email when registration opens, let us know!

Overview

Boot Camp 2020 Canceled

July 10, 2020

Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, the AAPA/SHM Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp in Phoenix, September 12 – 16, 2020 is canceled. This difficult decision was reached after careful analysis and consideration of all associated implications – most importantly, what is best for the health and safety of PAs/NPs and your patients, as well as speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff.

We recognize that PAs and NPs are on the frontlines, preparing for and responding to this worldwide health crisis. AAPA volunteers and staff are working diligently to minimize any inconveniences of the cancellation and also meet the emerging and changing needs of PAs and NPs during this uncertain time.

Please visit this list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the cancellation of Boot Camp 2020.

What is Boot Camp?

Boot Camp is sponsored by AAPA and the Society of Hospital Medicine and is designed to provide PAs and NPs with a broad foundation on commonly encountered diagnoses in hospitalized adult patients. It’s an ideal course if you are new to hospital medicine or if you practice in another specialty but are responsible for the medical management of hospitalized adult patients. Dive into the most current, evidence-based topics in hospital medicine while earning up to 34.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and networking with other similar practitioners.

The event features:

  • 3.5-day general course full of interactive sessions on adult hospital medicine
  • Optional half-day pre-courses:
    • Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course
    • Hands-on Point-of-Care Ultrasound Pre-Course
    • Pharmacology Review Pre-Course
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues

 

Course Directors

  • Christina Bergin, MD, FHM
  • Jennifer Palermo, MMS, PA-C
  • Janice Rorabeck, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC

 

Accreditation Statements

The 2020 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course, offered September 12, 2020, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 4 contact hours of accredited education.

The 2020 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Pre-Course, offered September 12, 2020, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 4 contact hours of accredited education.

The 2020 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Pharmacology Review Pre-Course, offered September 12, 2020, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 3.25 contact hours of accredited education.

The 2020 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: General Course, offered September 13 – 16, 2020, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 26.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 26.25 contact hours of accredited education.

 

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Cancellation FAQs

FAQs Regarding Cancellation of Boot Camp 2020

If your question is not answered below, please contact [email protected] for more information.

What happens to my current Boot Camp 2020 registration?

All registrants will have the option for a full refund, or for their funds to be transferred to Boot Camp on Demand 2020, along with a refund for the difference in price.  AAPA will be in touch with you directly.

Can I get my refund on a different credit card than the one I paid with?

Legally we cannot refund your conference registration to another form of payment. The refund will go to the original form of payment. If the original credit card used is no longer valid, the refund will still go to the original form of payment and you will need to contact your bank to receive the funds.

Will you offer a virtual option?

The majority of the Boot Camp 2020 speakers will record their sessions, and AAPA will make this content available in Boot Camp on Demand 2020, which will be available on September 30, 2020.

How will this affect my travel plans?

If you booked your hotel through the AAPA block at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, it will be automatically canceled. If you booked a room at another hotel, please contact them to cancel. Please contact your airline to inquire about a credit or refund.

How do I cancel my hotel room?

If you booked your hotel through the AAPA block at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, it will be automatically canceled. If you booked a room at another hotel, please contact them to cancel.

Registration

Registration

Course Information

General Course (26.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits*)

Sunday, September 13 – Wednesday, September 16

Pricing:

  • AAPA or SHM member: $899
  • Nonmember: $1,199

Registration includes four continental breakfasts, three lunches, one networking event, and online access to course materials. There is no single-day pricing for this course.

Optional Pre-Courses

Pre-Course #1 – Hospital Medicine 101 (4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits*)

Saturday, September 12, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Separate registration required. Limited seats available!

Pricing:

  • AAPA or SHM member: $239
  • Nonmember: $319

Review what every PA and NP in hospital medicine needs to know with this half-day pre-course. It will provide a refresher on key lab tests, an overview of chest and abdominal imaging studies, and a look at hyponatremia in the hospitalized patient, all from expert faculty. Continental breakfast is included with this pre-course.

Pre-Course #2 – Point-of-Care Ultrasound (4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits*)

Saturday, September 12, 1 – 5:15 p.m.

Separate registration required. Limited seats available!

Pricing:

  • AAPA or SHM member: $299
  • Nonmember: $399

PAs and NPs practicing in multiple specialties, including emergency medicine, critical care, and hospital medicine, evaluate and stabilize critically ill patients. Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective adjunct in the evaluation of these patients. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to point-of-care ultrasound, including when and how it should be used clinically, as well as a discussion on the basic principles of ultrasound technology. The majority of the workshop will be spent in hands-on stations, which will teach participants how to perform eFAST, cardiac, lung, and vascular ultrasound exams.

Pre-Course #3 – Pharmacology Review (3.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits*)

Saturday, September 12, 1 – 4:45 p.m.

Separate registration required. Limited seats available!

Pricing:

  • AAPA or SHM member: $199
  • Nonmember: $279

In this case-based pre-course, expert faculty will discuss pharmacological considerations that all PAs and NPs in hospital medicine should know. It will review the essentials regarding the appropriate use of anticoagulants, antibiotics, opioids, and vasopressors in the hospitalized patient.

This pharmacology pre-course may satisfy part of the state-specific pharmacology CME requirements for PAs. If your state has a pharmacology CME requirement, please check your state laws and regulations to confirm if this pre-course satisfies your requirement.

*Please see the Overview tab for information regarding continuing education approval from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy

  1. We offer a 75 percent refund for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  2. We offer a 50 percent refund for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  3. Generally, we do not offer any refunds or credits for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.
Agenda

Agenda

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

  • September 12

    saturday

    • 6:30 AM – 5:15 PM

      Registration

    • 6:30 – 7:30 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 7:30 – 7:45 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Welcome From Course Directors (Separate registration required)

    • 7:45 – 8:45 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Lab Rats to the Rescue –  A Quick Review of Laboratory Medicine (Separate registration required)

    • 8:45 – 9:45 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Abdominal Imaging Review (Separate registration required)

    • 9:45 – 10:00 AM

      Break

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: The Nuts and Bolts of Hyponatremia (Separate registration required)

    • 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Chest Imaging Review (Separate registration required)

    • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

      Lunch (On Your Own)

    • 1:00 – 5:15 PM

      Point-of-Care Ultrasound Pre-Course (Separate registration required)

    • 1:00 – 1:15 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: Welcome From Course Directors (Separate registration required)

    • 1:15 – 2:00 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: We’ve Got a Bleeder! Anticoagulant Reversal 101 (Separate registration required)

    • 2:00 – 3:00 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: Antibiotics in the Hospitalized Patient (Separate registration required)

    • 3:00 – 3:15 PM

      Break

    • 3:15 – 4:00 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: Opioids Practice Essentials (Separate registration required)

    • 4:00 – 4:45 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: Pressing Your Luck – The Use of Vasopressors in Patients With Shock (Separate registration required)

  • September 13

    SUNDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 – 8:15 AM

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 8:15 – 9:15 AM

      Pneumonia in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 9:15 – 10:15 AM

      Debugging Sepsis

    • 10:15 – 10:30 AM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

      Dude, Where’s My Blood: Hospital Cases of Anemia

    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

      Tales From the Inpatient World: Ways to Improve Your Inpatient Care, Avoid Harming Patients, and Stay Out of the Courtroom

    • 12:30 – 1:30 PM

      Exhibits and Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:30 – 2:15 PM

      Fear the Flow: COPD and Asthma Exacerbations in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 2:15 – 3:00 PM

      Pre-Operative Medical Assessment

    • 3:00 – 3:15 PM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 3:15 – 4:15 PM

      Toxicology in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 4:15 – 5:00 PM

      Acute Withdrawal Syndrome in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 5:00 – 6:00 PM

      Networking Event

  • September 14

    MONDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 – 9:00 AM

      Bad Blood: Management of Acute GI Hemorrhage

    • 9:00 – 10:00 AM

      Facilitating a “Good” Death: Tools for Expert End-of-Life Care for the Dying Hospitalized Patient

    • 10:00 – 10:15 AM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 10:15 – 11:15 AM

      Less Pain…Huge Gain

    • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

      Renal Response Team: Managing Patients with Kidney Disease

    • 12:15 – 1:15 PM

      Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:15 – 3:00 PM

      First Breakout Session (Choose One)

      • ABGs: Let’s Talk About Gas!
      • Approach to the Neurologic Examination and Clinical Pearls
      • Basics of 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
      • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases
      • Respiratory Care of the Hospitalized Patient: From Oxygen Delivery Systems to Mechanical Ventilation
    • 3:00 – 3:15 PM

      Break

    • 3:15 – 5:00 PM

      Second Breakout Session (Choose One)

      • ABGs: Let’s Talk About Gas!
      • Approach to the Neurologic Examination and Clinical Pearls
      • Basics of 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
      • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases
      • Respiratory Care of the Hospitalized Patient: From Oxygen Delivery Systems to Mechanical Ventilation
  • September 15

    TUESDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 – 9:45 AM

      Third Breakout Session (Choose One)

      • ABGs: Let’s Talk About Gas!
      • Approach to the Neurologic Examination and Clinical Pearls
      • Basics of 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
      • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases
      • Respiratory Care of the Hospitalized Patient: From Oxygen Delivery Systems to Mechanical Ventilation
    • 9:45 – 10:00 AM

      Break

    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM

      How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

    • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 12:00 – 1:00 PM

      Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM

      Thromboembolic Disease in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 2:00 – 3:00 PM

      Neurologic Emergencies for Non-Neurologists

    • 3:00 – 3:15 PM

      Break

    • 3:15 – 4:15 PM

      The 3 D’s of Psychiatry Consultation: Delirium, Decision-Making, and Depression

    • 4:15 – 5:00 PM

      ABCs of ACS in the Hospitalized Patient

  • September 16

    WEDNESDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 12:45 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 – 8:00 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 – 9:00 AM

      Having Panic About Taking Care of a Kidney Transplant Patient? Urine Luck: How to Tackle Common Renal Transplant Problems

    • 9:00 – 10:00 AM

      Managing Cirrhosis and Understanding When to Refer for Liver Transplant Evaluation

    • 10:00 – 10:30 AM

      Break for Hotel Check-Out

    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM

      Cancer Complications: Making a Timely Diagnosis and Correctly Intervening

    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

      Heart Rhythms: The Fast, the Slow, and the Ugly

    • 12:30 – 12:45 PM

      Closing Remarks

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

Venue and Travel

Venue and Travel

Conference Venue

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020

 

 

Making a Hotel Room Reservation

A discounted room rate of $179, plus applicable taxes, has been secured for attendees and will be available until 11:59 p.m. (PT) on Friday, August 21, 2020, or until the room block is full. After that time, a room cannot be guaranteed.

 

BOOK YOUR ROOM

 

Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-876-4683. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference, and credit card information ready. You must mention the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort and “AAPA/SHM Boot Camp” in order to receive the discounted rate.

Should you have any issues booking a hotel room, please contact Mairi Gardner.

Considering Staying Elsewhere? Don’t!

By staying at the conference hotel, you have easy access to the day’s sessions, meals, and countless networking opportunities with your peers. Additionally, by staying within the block, you help AAPA negotiate the best hotel rates for our attendees. 

Hotel Perks

  • Complimentary self-parking for all attendees
  • Resort property featuring all-suite accommodations
  • “River Ranch” four-acre waterpark
  • Full-service spa
  • Complimentary top tier wi-fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary resort fee included in room rate to include the following:
    • Use of Tocasierra Fitness Center for up to two people
    • Tennis court time for two people for up to one hour
    • One round of 18-hole executive miniature golf for up to four people
    • Admittance into the River Ranch for up to four people

Hotel Policies

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a no-show fee equal to one night’s room and tax. All reservations and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

Travel

Flying?   This hotel is 10 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Hotel shuttle service to and from the airport is not provided; however, there are other transportation options available. Taxi, Uber, and Lyft are among the most popular and affordable options.

Driving?  Complimentary parking at the conference hotel is available. Valet parking is $10 per night, plus tax, and includes in/out privileges.

Things to Do in Phoenix

Things To Do in Phoenix

Phoenix is known for its perpetual sunshine which makes it a perfect destination to visit! Whether you spend your time at the conference resort or go out and explore the city, the options are endless.

Hiking

There are a few hiking trails less than a mile from the conference resort!  Check out the map here.

River Ranch Water Park

Right outside your hotel room is the beautiful family-friendly River Ranch Water Park featuring a lazy river, sports pool, water slide, cascading waterfalls, poolside dining, and an 18-hole miniature putting course. The park also has three well-lit tennis courts and basketball courts!

Papago Park

This iconic park is home to trails and scenic views. It also includes two top attractions with the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo.

Phoenix Art Museum

The Southwest’s largest fine art museum featuring a collection of contemporary and global work.

Old Town Scottsdale

A popular destination for Greater Phoenix shopping, Southwestern art, hip eateries, and great nightlife.

Dining Options

Check out this list of Best of Phoenix restaurants!

There are plenty of other great attractions for all interests!

Information for Attendees

Information for Attendees

On-Site Conference Registration and Tips

  • Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 12. Registration reopens on Sunday, September 13, at 7 a.m. You only need to check in once at the on-site registration desk.
  • Boot Camp is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Use your smartphone, computer, or tablet to answer questions in CME sessions that use audience response system technology.
  • Meeting rooms might get cold. Don’t forget your sweater or light jacket!

 

Electronic Handouts

There is no paper syllabus for this course. Lecture materials will be available under “My Curriculum” in AAPA’s Learning Central two weeks before the conference start date.

 

Course Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluations/CME certificate will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central beginning Saturday, September 12, 2020. You will have until Thursday, October 15, 2020, to complete the evaluations.

Testimonials

Testimonials

What previous attendees say about Boot Camp

“Highly recommend! The speakers are experts in their field and the information is evidence-based and current.”

“Excellent content, covering the highest yield topics. Presenters were exceptional.”

“Good overview of commonly encountered hospital problems and scenarios. The speakers were excellent. They were thoughtful and engaging.”

“The conference was amazing and the classes were packed with info. Speakers were fabulous. I am looking forward to the next one!”

“I would highly recommend this conference to a friend or colleague. I think this course would be extremely beneficial to providers just starting their career. The topics and speakers were great.”

“This course is a great review of common hospital medicine diagnoses and management strategies. An excellent review of general medicine for those who work in surgical practices and may not get a lot of exposure to, or have other providers that manage, typical hospital problems.”

“Excellent topics and faculty.  Hospital-based topics that are relevant to practice. This is a must-go-to conference if you practice hospital-based medicine! Highly recommend!”

“The lectures were all very useful and provided a lot of information that will affect/change the way I practice in a positive manner. Overall, well worth the money! I am already looking forward to going next year again.”

“Excellent conference, especially for those who are either transitioning into hospital medicine or new to practice. Highly recommend.”

“Plethora of knowledge by truly inspiring providers.”

Sponsors

Sponsors

Join us in Phoenix to connect with more than 300 PAs/NPs in hospital medicine and other specialties. There are a variety of cost-effective opportunities for budgets of any size.

 

SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT OPTIONS

 

For more information about these opportunities, contact Theresa Jones.

Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us your questions about Boot Camp 2020.