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 32.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and networking with other practitioners.

Join us September 18 – 22 in Phoenix, Ariz., for Boot Camp 2024! You’ll access:

  • Optional hands-on pre-courses, including:
    • HOCUS POCUS: Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop
    • Critical Care Procedures Workshop
  • A 3.5 day conference full of interactive sessions on adult hospital medicine
  • New this year: live interactive sessions to complement lectures. Choose the type of session and customize your experience. Lectures will be recorded so you can try both types of sessions without missing any clinical content.
  • 1.5 days of exhibits
  • Optional off-site excursion
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues
  • Access to recorded sessions until March 31, 2025

Course Directors

  • Adrijana Anderson, MMS, PA-C
  • Chris Waybright, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Lisa Simmon, MD, MBA, SFHM, CHCQM
CME Accreditation

CME Accreditation

The 2024 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: Critical Care Procedures Workshop, offered Sept. 18, 2024, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

The 2024 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp: HOCUS POCUS: Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop, offered Sept. 18, 2024, 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 2024 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp Conference offered Sept. 19-22, 2024, has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for up to 32.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Accreditation Statements – American Association of Nurse Practitioners Accreditation – In-Person Conference

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



Registration Rates

AAPA/SHM Member Early Bird
(4/27 – 5/29)
AAPA/SHM Member Advance
(5/30 – 7/31)
AAPA/SHM Member Standard
(8/1 – 9/22)
Nonmember Early Bird
(4/27 – 5/29)
Nonmember Advance
(5/30 – 7/31)
Nonmember Standard
(8/1 – 9/22)
Main Conference $799 $899 $999 $1,099 $1,199 $1,299
Critical Care Workshop $199 $199 $199 $299 $299 $299
HOCUS POCUS: Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop $249 $249 $249 $349 $349 $349
Hole in The Rock Hike & Brewery Excursion $35 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35

Please note that the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp registration is not included in the Fellow Plus or Fellow Premium membership.

What’s Included

Main Conference
This is the registration for the conference held Sept. 19 – 22. Registration includes:

  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Two days of lunch
  • Opening networking pool party including beer, wine, and snacks
  • Choice between a variety of sessions to attend.
  • Access to session recordings for 6 months

Pre-Course: Critical Care Procedures Workshop

Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on Sept. 18 from 8-10 a.m. MST or 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. MST in Phoenix.  Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop discussing common critical care topics and procedures, including central line placements and endotracheal intubation. We will also spend time on general airway/respiratory assessment and resuscitation, with some basics of mechanical ventilation, and discussion of shock management (with an overview of pressor/inotrope support options).

Pre-Course: HOCUS POCUS: Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop

Separate registration is required for this optional pre-course on Sept. 18 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. MST in Phoenix. Point of Care Ultrasound is becoming much more prevalent in many different specialties as an important clinical tool to help assess/diagnose patients and guide resuscitation. This workshop will introduce basic concepts of how to perform point of care ultrasound and how it can be implemented into your clinical practice – with lots of hands-on practice on live ultrasound models!

Limited seats available for all pre-courses!

Hole in the Rock and Brewery Afternoon

Shuttle service provided! First,  visit Hole-in-the-Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix where you can choose from a variety of different hiking trails. It’s an easy climb, which offers vista and mountain views. From there the shuttle will take you to the North Mountain Brewing Company where you can enjoy drinks and food with your fellow attendees. Then the shuttle will return to the resort by 6 p.m.

Registration Cancellation Policy

  • Please submit your cancellation request in writing to [email protected].
  • We offer a full refund for cancellations prior to July 15, 2024.
  • Between July 16-Sept. 17 we can offer a 50% refund for cancellations.
  • No refunds or credits will be granted after the conference begins on Sept. 18, 2024.
  • All hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.
  • No refunds will be given for the Hole in the Rock and Brewery Excursion after August 16, 2024.
Registration Discounts

Registration Discounts

Group Registration

AAPA and SHM offers a $100 discount, per registrant, on group registrations of 10+ PAs or NPs.

Restrictions apply:

  • All registrants must also book a hotel room at the time of registration.
  • No registrant on the list may be already registered. No refunds will be given.
  • This promotion and discount may not be used in combination with any other promotion or discount.
  • Group registration list must be submitted to [email protected]

Student Registration

Are you a student and want to register for this conference? Contact [email protected] to receive $200 off your registration.



Below is a list of all of the sessions taking place at Boot Camp 2024. Please note that all times listed are Mountain Time (MST).

*These will be live interactive (case-based, hands-on demonstrations) sessions that are not recorded and only available to in-person attendees.

  • September 18


    • 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


    • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      Pre-course: Critical Care Procedures Workshop – Morning (Separate Registration Required)*

    • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

      Pre-course: Critical Care Procedures Workshop – Mid-Morning (Separate Registration Required)*

    • 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

      Pre-course: HOCUS POCUS: Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop (Separate Registration Required)*

  • September 19


    • 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

      Welcome From Course Directors

    • 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.

      Keynote Session

    • 9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      Respiratory Cases

    • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

      Perioperative Medicine

    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

      Exhibits and Lunch (Provided)

    • 12:45 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

      Lab Medicine

    • 1:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

      Ortho for the Hospitalist

    • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


    • 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

      Chronic Abdominal Pain

    • 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

      Opening Networking Pool Party

  • September 20


    • 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


    • 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

      Exhibits and Breakfast (Provided)

    • 7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.

      Things That Go Bump in the Night: Surviving Night Floor Calls

    • 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

      Hospital Diagnostics (Radiology)*

    • 8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

      Diabetes Management in the Hospitalized Patient and other Endocrinology Crises

    • 8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.


    • 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

      Cry Me a Liver

    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

      Insulin Dosing: An Interactive Session*

    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Common GI Topics for the Hospitalist

    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

      Interactive Cardiology Session*

    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      General Cardiology for the Hospitalist

    • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      Communication Skills for Healthcare (and life in general!)*

    • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

      Lunch (On Your Own)

    • 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

      Hole in the Rock & Brewery Off-Site Excursion (Separate Registration Required)

  • September 21


    • 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


    • 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

      Beyond the Nuts and Bolts: Discharge Planning

    • 8:05 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


    • 8:05 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      Medical Education Effective Feedback, Chalk Talks – Teaching on the Fly; How to Teach Rounds*

    • 9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      Pain Management, Opioids, and Withdrawal

    • 9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      ABG Workshop*

    • 10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

      Professional Development Panel*

    • 10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

      How to Not Get Sued

    • 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


    • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


    • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

      Rapid Responses Critical Care Cases*

    • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      Lunch (Provided)

    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

      How to Protect Your Mental Health

    • 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.


    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.

      Heme Emergencies

    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.

      Ethics/Difficult Conversations How to Say No! Goals of Care*

  • September 22


    • 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


    • 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

      Breakfast (Provided)

    • 7:00 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.


    • 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

      A Haunted House of Infectious Diseases

    • 8:50 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

      When the Answers Aren’t Straight Forward: LGBTQ+ Health for the Hospitalist

    • 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


    • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


    • 10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

      Critical Care Updates

    • 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      Closing Remarks

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

Venue and Travel

Venue and Travel

Conference Venue

Hilton Phoenix Resort at The Peak
7677 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Making a Hotel Room Reservation

A discounted room rate of $189, plus applicable taxes has been secured for attendees and will be available until 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024, or until the room block is full. After that time, a room cannot be guaranteed.


Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 1-602-997-2626. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference, and credit card information ready. You must mention “Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp” in order to receive the discounted rate. Please note, this rate INCLUDES all resort fees at the property. Disregard the contradictory copy on the hotel booking page.

Should you have any issues booking a hotel room, please contact Allie Levy.

Benefits of Staying at the Conference Hotel

You have easy access to the day’s sessions, meals, and countless networking opportunities with your peers. By staying within the block, you also help AAPA negotiate the best hotel rates for our attendees. There’s really no reason to stay anywhere else!

Hotel Perks

  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Health Club Access
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • The rate is inclusive of resort fees
  • All suite hotel
  • Resort-style outdoor pool boasting a lazy river, waterslide, and baby pool
  • Mini-golf available onsite
  • Pet-friendly rooms

Hotel Policies

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


Flying? The Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak is 10 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, 11 miles from Scottsdale Airport and 38 miles from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. 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? The Resort offers complimentary parking.

Airline discount with Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines® is proud to partner with AAPA to offer discounted fares to/from Phoenix for eligible travelers attending the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp!

  • Book your flights by visiting SWABIZ to qualify for eligible discounted rates and bonus rapid reward points.
  • Qualifying discounts on eligible fares are for reservations booked through SWABIZ now through September 15, 2024, for travel September 15–25, 2024.
  • As a reward for our partnership, travelers will receive 25% more Rapid Reward bonus points* on all qualifying flights* booked via SWABIZ now through September 15, 2024 and flown to or from Phoenix, AZ (PHX) between September 15 through 25, 2024.

*Restrictions apply. Visit southwest.com/rrterms for more information.

Things to Do in Phoenix

Things To Do in Phoenix

If you aren’t busy lounging at the Resort’s lazy river pool or playing a round of mini golf, get ready to explore all that Phoenix has to offer.

Downtown Phoenix

Live music, sports arenas, museums, theaters, rooftop lounges and more – there is plenty to keep you occupied right downtown!


Just minutes from downtown is the iconic Papago Park which is home to two of the city’s top attractions – the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo. Into music? Check out the Musical Instrument Museum. Interested in unique architecture? Take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West. Those are just to name a few attractions to keep you occupied after sessions end!


There are a ton of fantastic food options available in Phoenix that are sure to get even the pickiest of eaters excited. Check out all these options in this restaurant roundup.


September in Phoenix is the perfect time to get outside! Make a trip out of your stay and go explore the surrounding desert or some amazing hiking trails.

Attendee Information

Attendee Information

On-Site Conference Registration Tips

  • Registration is open from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Registration reopens on Thursday, Sept. 19, 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 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 starting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2024. All session evaluations will be due Oct. 31, 2024.

Accessing Session Recordings

Session recordings for 2024 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central a few weeks after the conference concludes. You will receive an email once they are available with more details on how to access the recordings.

Please check out the agenda to see which sessions are being recorded.

You will have access to the session recordings until March 31, 2025.



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.”

“This is my favorite conference year after year.”

“Conference provides evidence-based information that can be applied/utilized in daily practice.”

“Great way to both refresh on basic knowledge and get more in-depth knowledge on difficult topics.”

“Fantastic conference with helpful facilitators, speakers, space, and networking opportunities.”

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

AAPA and SHM Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp brings together both PAs and NPs where attendees will get a broad foundation on commonly encountered diagnoses in hospitalized adult patients.

Top 5 Specialties


Primary Work Settings


Years of Experience in Current Specialty


Attendees by Profession OR Person’s Occupation

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your ROI with exciting networking and sponsorship opportunities that will enhance your visibility at the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp.

Have your own Table-top Exhibit located in the conference area.

Exhibit Includes:

  • Reserved 6’x30” Tabletop Exhibit with a black tablecloth
  • Two (2) chairs, an adjustable easel and a wastebasket
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric (available upon request)
  • Exhibitor will receive two (2) complimentary registration badges
  • Medical Pursuit Spot – Attendees will participate in the trivia game by stopping by all exhibit booths and answer trivia questions (provided by exhibitors).  Once attendees have visited all tabletop exhibits, they will drop off their game card at the registration desk and are entered to win a prize.

Become an Event Partner, to extend your brand, reach the right audience and amplify your message through thought leadership, creating a memorable attendee experience, or brand exposure. AAPA offers a variety of different opportunities that are available to fit your budget and needs.

Thought Leadership

  • Lunch Industry Session

Attendee Experience

  • Conference Registration
  • Welcome Reception
  • Creative Corner
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Portable Device Chargers

Brand Exposure

  • Hotel Room Drop
  • Hotel Key Cards
  • Digital Web Banner Ad
  • Attendee Conference Bag
  • Attendee Bag Insert

In addition to the sponsorship benefits for each item, sponsors will also receive:

  • General Event Partner & Exhibit Recognition – Conference Website, Pre-Promotional Materials, and Onsite Signage
  • Access to the Pre & Post Conference Attendee Registration List (available four weeks before the conference)

For questions or to start partnering with AAPA, please contact Heather.


We’re here to help! Email us your questions about Boot Camp 2024.