15th Annual Northwest Regional Hospital Medicine Conference

September 25, 2020

Virtual conference

Double rainbow over Baird Hall with the OHSU Hospital in the background

Format changes

Please note: in 2020 this will be a single-day, fully virtual meeting, there will be no in-person attendance offered. In addition to the live portion of the event, five pre-recorded sessions will be available. These sessions can be access asynchronously for one month following the event.

We are proud to offer the 15th annual OHSU course directed to hospitalists and other practitioners of inpatient medicine. The course was developed through the sponsorship of the OHSU Division of Hospital Medicine and the Oregon Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The course planning committee represents both academic interests and the needs of the active practitioner. In addition to more traditional in-patient conditions, the 2020 program will cover COVID-19 and other related respiratory illnesses. 

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
•    Assess and manage inpatient hypertension, acute respiratory failure, acute coronary syndromes, pneumonia, acute exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease and delirium tremens
•    Apply discussion points form venous thromboembolism as well and biologic medication to daily practice
•    Apply current best evidence in the screening and management of COVID-19
•    Maintain appropriate glycemic control in their hospitalized patients
•    Incorporate practical APPS and tools for  in-the-moment learning 

Hospital Medicine Registration

Register for the 2020 Hospital Medicine Review

Registration deadline: September 21

No registrations accepted after this date.

8:00       Hospital Medicine Literature Review I - Aaron Helminski
8:30       Hospital Medicine Literature Review II - Amarprit Bains, MD
9:00       Coronary Syndromes - Joaquin Cigarroa, MD
9:30       Panel/Questions & Answers
9:50       BREAK 
10:10     Respiratory Infection - Sherie Gause, MD
10:40     Inpatient Hypertension - Zachary Jacobs, MD
11:10     IV Iron in the Hospital - Thomas DeLoughery, MD
11:40     Panel/Questions & Answers
12:00     LUNCH
:00       COVID-19 - Ellie Sukerman, MD
1:30       Irritable Bowel Disease - Anthony Sofia, MD
2:00       Pneumonia - Caroline Castillo, MD
2:30       Panel/Questions & Answers
2:50       BREAK
3:10       DTs in the Hospitalized Patient - Jeff Gold, MD
3:40       Choosing Wisely for Hospitalists - Adam Obley, MD
4:10       Risk and Prevention of Infection with Biologics and Small Molecular Therapies used in Rheumatic Diseases  - Kevin Winthrop, MD
4:40       Panel/Questions & Answers
5:00       ADJOURN

In addition to the live portion of the event, five pre-recorded sessions will be available. These sessions can be access asynchronously for an additional three hours of education

Apps You Need - Logan Jones, MD
Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose - James Clements, MD
Curbsider - Venous Thromboembolism Cases - Thomas DeLoughery, MD and Sven Olson, MD
Inpatient Diabetes Management - Bethany Klopfenstein, MD
Optimizing Perioperative Medicine Updates - Avital O’Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM

Course fees

Prior to September 19: $275   Due to the downtime in our registration system, the early registration discount has been extended through the 19th.

On or after September 19:$300

Cancellation deadline: September 21.



Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory,  15th Annual NW Regional Hospital Medicine Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

MOC Part II CME Activity

Family Medicine

Course faculty

Amarprit Bains, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Caroline Castillo, MD, Clinician Educator of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), OHSU

Joaquin Cigarroa, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), OHSU

James Clements, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Thomas DeLoughery, MD, Professor  of Medicine (Hematology & Medical Oncology), OHSU

Sherie Gause, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine), OHSU

Jeff Gold, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine), OHSU

Aaron Helminski, MD, Clinical Hospitalist of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Zachary Jacobs, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Logan Jones, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Bethany Klopfenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition), OHSU

Avital O’Glasser, MD, FACP, FHM, Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Adam Obley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Section of General Internal Medicine, VA Portland Health Care System

Sven Olson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology & Medical Oncology), OHSU

Anthony Sofia, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology), OHSU

Ellie Sukerman, MD, Assistant Professor  of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), OHSU

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, OHSU; Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health


Alan  Hunter, MD - Program Chair

Jennifer Ashley, MD

James Clements, MD

Shona Hunsaker, MD

Gordon Johnson, MD

Kyle Kent, MD

William Moriarty, MD

Alex Nydahl, PA-C

Avital O'Glasser, MD

Matthew Richards, MD

Jean Rim, MD

Targol Saedi, MD


Phone:  (503) 494-8700

E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact the Division of Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.

Photo credit: Hope Hardaker