Registration will open at the end of April. If you’d like an email when registration opens, let us know!

Overview

Overview

What is Boot Camp?

Sponsored by AAPA and the Society of Hospital Medicine, this course 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. At Boot Camp, you will dive into the most current, evidence-based topics in hospital medicine while earning up to 33.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and networking with other similar practitioners.

There are 2 options for case-based instruction from Boot Camp 2021 expert faculty:

  • Meet with your fellow PAs and NPs in Nashville while earning up to 33.25 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME.
  • Experience the conference from the comfort of your home with the virtual experience while earning up to 32.75 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME.

The In-Person Conference experience features:

  • 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

The Virtual Conference experience features:

  • 3.5-day general course with content livestreamed from Nashville
  • Optional pre-courses livestreamed from Nashville
    • Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course
    • Pharmacology Review Pre-Course
  • Opportunity to watch sessions live and engage with in-person speakers or watch later at a more convenient time.

Course Directors

  • Adrijana Anderson, PA-C
  • Krystle D. Apodaca, DNP, FNP-BC, FHM
  • Krista Suojanen, MD

Accreditation Statements – In-Person

AAPA Cat1 CME logoThe 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course, offered September 29, 2021, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Pre-Course, offered September 29, 2021, 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.

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Pharmacology Review Pre-Course, offered September 29, 2021, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 3.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: General Course, offered September 30 – October 3, 2021, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 25.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Accreditation Statements – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

This course will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for accredited education approval.

Accreditation Statements – Virtual Conference

AAPA Cat1 CME logo

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course 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. Approval is valid through September 30, 2022.

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Pharmacology Review Pre-Course has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through September 30, 2022.

The 2021 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: General Course has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 25.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through September 30, 2022.

Registration

Registration

Registration Rates

AAPA/SHM Member Nonmember
In Person
General Course $899 $1,199
Pre-Course: Hospital Medicine 101 $239 $319
Pre-Course: Point-of-Care Ultrasound $299 $399
Pre-Course: Pharmacology Review $199 $279
Virtual
General Course $749 $1,049
Pre-Course: Hospital Medicine 101 $189 $269
Pre-Course: Pharmacology Review $149 $229

What’s Included

In Person Experience

General Course: In Person*
This is the registration option for the in-person General Course experience in Nashville from September 30 – October 3. Registration includes 4 continental breakfasts, lunch on Thursday and Friday, a networking event on Thursday, and online access to course materials.Pre-Course: Hospital Medicine 101: In Person*
Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on September 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT in Nashville. Review what every PA and NP in hospital medicine needs to know with this half-day pre-course. This pre-course will provide a refresher on key lab tests, an overview of chest and abdominal imaging studies, and a look at kidney transplants in the hospitalized patient, all from expert faculty. A continental breakfast is included with this pre-course.

Pre-Course: Point-of-Care Ultrasound: In Person*
Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on September 29 from 1:30 – 5:45 p.m. CDT in Nashville. 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: Pharmacology Review: In Person*
Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on September 29 from 1:30 – 6 p.m. CDT in Nashville. In this case-based pre-course, expert faculty will discuss pharmacological considerations that all PAs and NPs in hospital medicine should know. This pre-course 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.

Limited seats available for all pre-courses!

*Please note that in-person attendees will NOT have access to the livestreamed sessions or session recordings.

Virtual Experience

General Course: Virtual
All general course sessions, with the exception of a few breakout sessions, will be livestreamed for virtual attendees to view at the time of the scheduled sessions. The interactive livestreamed sessions will allow virtual attendees to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers.*Take a look at the agenda to see which sessions will be livestreamed. Please note that all times listed are Central Time (CDT). Not able to watch the sessions at the scheduled time? No problem! A recording of each livestreamed session will be available after the meeting is over. Virtual attendees will have access to session recordings until October 31, 2022.

Pre-Course: Hospital Medicine 101: Virtual
Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on September 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT, livestreamed from Nashville. These interactive livestreamed sessions in this pre-course will allow virtual attendees to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Virtual attendees will have access to session recordings until October 31, 2022.

Pre-Course: Pharmacology Review: Virtual
Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on September 29 from 1:30 – 6 p.m. CDT, livestreamed from Nashville. The interactive livestreamed sessions in this pre-course will allow virtual attendees to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Virtual attendees will have access to session recordings until October 31, 2022.

*Please note that in-person attendees will NOT have access to the livestreamed sessions or session recordings.

Agenda

Agenda

Below is a list of all of the sessions that are taking place at Boot Camp 2021. The sessions that will be livestreamed for virtual attendees are noted with a icon. Please note that all times listed are Central Time (CDT).

  • September 29

    wednesday

    • 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

      Registration

    • 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 7:30 AM – 7:45 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Welcome From Course Directors

    • 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Lab Medicine (Separate registration required)

    • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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

    • 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM

      Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course: Kidney Transplant (Separate registration required)

    • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

    • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

      Lunch (On Your Own)

    • 1:30 PM – 5:45 PM

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

    • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

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

    • 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

      Pharmacology Review Pre-Course: Anticoagulants and Reversal Agents in the Hospitalized Patient (Separate registration required)

    • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

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

    • 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

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

    • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

  • September 30

    thursday

    • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

      So You Think That You Can’t Breathe

    • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

      Sepsis in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

      Anemia in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 11:45 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 PM – 1:30 PM

      Exhibits and Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

      COVID

    • 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

      Pre- and Post-Operative Medical Assessment

    • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      Toxicology in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

      A Win for Them & a Win for You: How Hospitalists Reduce Harms from Alcohol Use Disorders

    • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Networking Event

  • October 1

    FRIDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

      The Hospitalist’s Management of Acute GI Bleeding

    • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

      End of Life Care in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

      Exhibits/Break

    • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

      Pain Management in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

      Management of the Hospitalized Patient With Kidney Disease

    • 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

      Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:45 PM – 3:30 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
        • Career Development and Advancement
        • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases

      *See note below regarding breakouts for virtual attendees.

    • 3:45 PM – 5:30 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
        • Career Development and Advancement
        • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases

      *See note below regarding breakouts for virtual attendees.

    • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      Dinner Product Theater (Pending Support)

  • October 2

    Saturday

    • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 AM – 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
        • Career Development and Advancement
        • Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases

      *See note below regarding breakouts for virtual attendees.

    • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

      Heart Failure in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Transfusion Medicine/Anticoagulation

    • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

      Lunch (On Your Own)

    • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

      High Value Care

    • 2:30 – 3:30 PM

      Neurologic Emergencies for Non-Neurologists

    • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

      Common Psychiatric Cases in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

      Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      Dinner Product Theater (Pending Support)

  • October 3

    SUNDAY

    • 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

      Registration

    • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

      High Yield Endocrinology

    • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

      The Personalized Approach to Inpatient Management of Decompensated Cirrhosis

    • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

      Break for Hotel Check-Out

    • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

      Burnout: Better Than Rust

    • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

      Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Hospitalized Patient

    • 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

      Closing Remarks

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

Breakouts for Virtual Attendees

Due to the varying formats of the breakout sessions, the breakouts will be slightly different for virtual attendees.

  • The Hospital Internal Medicine Meets Critical Care: Patient Cases Breakout Session will be livestreamed during the first breakout time slot, and a recording will be available following the livestreamed session.
  • The ABGs: Let’s Talk About Gas! Breakout Session will be pre-recorded for virtual attendees and available at the start of the conference.
  • The Career Development and Advancement Breakout Session will be pre-recorded for virtual attendees and available at the start of the conference.
  • The Basics of 12-Lead ECG Interpretation Breakout Session will be pre-recorded for virtual attendees and available at the start of the conference.
  • The Approach to the Neurological Examination and Clinical Pearls Breakout Session will not be available to virtual attendees due to the hands-on nature of the content.
Safety Measures & Cancellation Policies

Safety Measures

AAPA’s and SHM’s utmost concern is the health and safety of our attendees and their patients, as well as our exhibitors, speakers, and staff. We are committed to making this in-person meeting as safe as possible. Here are the ways we are working to make Boot Camp 2021 a safe environment for everyone.

Please note that these safety measures are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and local authorities at the time of the conference.

What AAPA Is Doing:

  • There will be a safer registration check-in experience, including the following:
    • Contactless check-in: Attendees will be able to take their own badges, bags, and materials from the on-site registration desk.
    • Lines will be marked to have attendees 6 feet apart.
  • AAPA, SHM, and hotel staff will wear masks.
  • Lecture-based education sessions will be set up to allow 6 feet between chairs.
    • Participation in the hands-on sessions is optional. For the hands-on sessions, groups will be as small as possible (ideally 2-3 per group), and groups will be spaced at least 6 feet apart. Hands-on materials will be sanitized between uses.
  • Larger aisle ways and one-way aisles will be defined in meeting spaces.
  • Food and beverages will be provided in a no-contact way.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for attendees to use in meeting spaces and foyer.

What the Venue Is Doing:

  • Marriott wants you to travel with confidence and has a “Commitment to Clean.
  • Marriott provides less contact and more convenience with their various ways to reduce contact to increase your comfort. This includes mobile and web check-in options, as well as a mobile key.
  • Read more about what the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is doing.

What Attendees Should Do:

  • Attendees will be required to wear masks at the conference. Please bring your own mask. There will be extra masks on site in case an attendee does not have one.
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please stay home and seek medical advice.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Be sure to practice everyday preventive actions.

Cancellation Policies

At the present time, we plan to proceed with both in-person and virtual experience options for Boot Camp 2021.

Please be assured that our utmost concern is the health and safety of our attendees and their patients, as well as exhibitors and staff. AAPA is closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. As you know, many large meetings have transitioned to fully virtual courses, but we feel it would be premature for us to do so at this time. Information about coronavirus for travelers and tips for prevention are available on the CDC’s website. AAPA is committed to sharing information as soon as it becomes available. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we adapt to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and its potential impact on Boot Camp 2021. Please direct any questions to [email protected].

Cancellation Policy Surrounding COVID-19

  • If AAPA and SHM cancel the in-person Boot Camp 2021 conference in Nashville, all registrants’ registration fees will be transferred to the fully virtual conference experience, and participants will be refunded for the difference in price, if applicable.*
  • If you can no longer attend the in-person conference due to state and/or institutional travel bans, you can transfer your registration fees to the virtual conference experience without penalty, and receive a refund for the difference in price, if applicable.
  • If you can no longer attend the in-person conference due to personally testing positive for COVID-19, you can transfer your registration fees to the virtual conference experience without penalty, and receive a refund for the difference in price, if applicable.
  • All other reasons for cancellation will follow the standard cancellation policy noted below.
  • At any time, should you wish to convert your in-person conference registration to the virtual conference experience, you may do so without penalty by contacting [email protected].

 *If AAPA has to transition to a fully virtual course, please note that the delivery format and number of CME credits may vary from the format of the virtual experience that is currently planned.

Standard Cancellation Policy

  • We offer a 75% refund for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  • We offer a 50% refund for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  • Generally, we do not offer any refunds or credits for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.
Venue & Travel

Venue & Travel

Conference Venue

The Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Making a Hotel Room Reservation

A discounted room rate of $239, plus applicable taxes, has been secured for attendees and will be available until 5 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 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 1-800-327-6618. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference, and credit card information ready. You must mention the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and “AAPA/SHM Bootcamp” to receive the discounted rate.

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

Why Stay at the Conference Hotel?

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 wireless internet in guest rooms and meeting space
  • Complimentary access to indoor pool and modern gym
  • Conveniently located in downtown Nashville, making it easy to walk over to the legendary Music Row

Hotel Policies

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.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?   The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is 20 minutes from the Nashville International Airport (BNA).  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 common and affordable options.
  • Gray Line Nashville Airport Express offers shuttles to downtown Nashville from 4 a.m. – 11 p.m., departing every 15 minutes.
  • The Nashville MTA offers bus service between Nashville airport and downtown. Visit Nashville MTA’s website for more information.

Driving?  Parking at the conference hotel is available at a cost. Valet parking is $45 per day and self-parking is available at $30 per day. Off-site parking is also available.

Things to Do in Nashville

Things To Do in Nashville

Make the most of your trip to Music City. Get ready to indulge, explore, and more.

Attendee Information

Attendee Information

On-Site Conference Registration and Tips
  • Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. Registration reopens on Thursday, September 30, 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 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 Wednesday, September 29, 2021. You will have until October 31, 2021, to complete the evaluations.

Testimonials

Testimonials

Feedback From Previous Attendees

“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, food was fabulous. I am looking forward to the next one!”

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

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

“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!!”

“It was extremely organized, and all lectures/activities started right on time. The lectures were all very useful and provided a lot of information that will affect/change the way I practice in a positive manner. Also, the food was extremely good. 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. It was a great event, really enjoyed the speakers, the venue, the food, all of it was lovely! Highly recommend.”

“Plethora of knowledge by truly inspiring providers.”

Sponsors

Sponsors

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

EXHIBIT & SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

For more information about these opportunities, contact Del Baker-Robertson.

Questions?

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