18th Annual Northwest Regional Hospital Medicine Conference

Portland skyline with Willamette River in foreground

Conference description

Hospital Medicine is a broad, and ever-changing field. Staying current on topics old and new is a must for us and part of the joy of practicing hospital medicine. This has never been more true than now. In addition to the bread and butter medicine, we face new system and societal impacts that have changed the day to day experience of hospitalists. This year’s conference aims to reinforce knowledge on those topics, expose you to up and coming practice changing content, tackle tough topics like substance use disorder on the wards, communications challenges, what to do when you have trouble transferring a patient, and much more. Most importantly we are thrilled to get back together for an in-person conference to connect and bond with others who share our passion for Hospital Medicine. See you in October!

Conference date

October 12-13, 2023

Conference location

Sentinel Hotel - Portland, Oregon

Target audience

Hospitalists, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and others who may care for patients in the hospital setting.

Pre-registration closed

Onsite registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12

Thursday, October 12

7:15      Registration and Breakfast     

7:50      Welcome and Introduction to the Course     

8:00      Inpatient Substance Use Disorder – Emily Skogrand, PharmD and Kerith Hartmann, MPAS, PA-C

9:00      Questions & Answers     

9:15      Oncology Drugs in the 21st Century – Toxicity & Complications – Joseph Bubalo, PharmD

9:45      Questions & Answers     

9:55      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

10:20    Literature Review:  Hospital Medicine – Irene Foley, MD

10:50    Perioperative Medicine 201: Frailty and Advance Care Planning – Elizabeth Hayes, MD

11:20    ACS Updates for the Hospitalist – Arjun Chagarlamudi, MD

11:50    Panel Questions & Answers     

12:15    LUNCH    

1:15      VTE prevention, 2023 update; Who, When and How Much – Craig Williams, PharmD, BCPS, FNLA

1:45      Questions & Answers     

1:55      Breakout Sessions
              A. Fellowship of the Wards: Team Management in the Inpatient Setting – Zachary Jacobs, MD
              B. Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Evidence-Based Practice – Aaron Silver, MD and Lokesh Yadav, MD

2:40      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

3:00      Breakout  Sessions
              A. Appropriate AI Assistance in Hospital Medicine – R. Logan Jones, MD
              B. BiPap & Ventilator Management for the Hospitalist – Kinsley Hubel, MD

3:45      Visual Dermatology for Hospitalists – Jesse Keller, MD, MCR

4:15      Literature Review:  Hospital Medicine – Anand Jagannath, MD

4:45      Panel Questions & Answers     

5:00      ADJOURN     

Friday, October 13

7:15      Breakfast    

7:55      Announcements    

8:00      Inpatient Heart Failure Management: Beyond the Basics – Nalini Colaco, MD

8:30      Abdominal Radiology Quiz Show – Julia Saltalamacchia, MD

9:00      Inpatient Type 2 Diabetes – Caleb Schmid, MD

9:30      Panel Questions & Answers     

9:55      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

10:20    Acute PE / PE Response Teams: One View – Khashayer Farsad, MD, PhD

10:50    Acute PE / PE Response Teams: Another View – Sven Olson, MD

11:20    Post-ICU Syndromes:  Best Practices – Terri Hough, MD

11:50    Panel Questions & Answers     

12:15    LUNCH    

1:15      Update in Infectious Diseases – Ellie Sukerman, MD

1:45      Questions & Answers     

1:55      Breakout Sessions
              A. Hospital at Home: Inpatient Care at Home – Aya Mayo, MD
              B. End of Life Critical Conversations - Julia Durrant, MD

2:40      BREAK / EXHIBITORS    

3:00      Breakout Sessions 
              A. Wound Care for the Hospitalist – Foy White-Chu, MD
              B. Transfer Center Medicine: Panel with Portland Area Leaders – Michael Hendricks, MD, James Clements, MD and David Corman, MD

3:45      De-escalation Strategies for Difficult Situations: Patients or Their Families – Melissa Monner and Icahn Saelao, MS, QMHP

4:45      Panel Questions & Answers     

5:00      ADJOURN 

Course fees

Prior to October 2: $435

On or after October 2: $485

Cancellation policy

To help meet administrative costs, a $35.00 service charge will be assessed on all refund requests received by October 5, 2023; no refunds can be issued after that date. Please email cme@ohsu.edu if you need to cancel your registration. 

American Medical Association


OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 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 14 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.

Planning Committee

James Clements, MD, OHSU, Committee Chair

Amarprit Bains, MD, VA Portland Health Care System

Alan Hunter, MD, OHSU

Aaron Helminski, MD, OHSU

Zach Jacobs, MD, OHSU

Rand Ladkany, MD, Hillsboro Medical Center

Tanya Patterson, MD, Adventist Health

Jean Rim, MD, Providence Health & Services

Alan Rankin, MD, Providence Health & Services

Rajeesh Ravuri, MD, North Bend Medical Center

Course Faculty

Joseph Bubalo, PharmD, Pharmacist, OHSU

Arjun Chagarlamudi, MD, Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services, Hillsboro Medical Center

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

Nalini Colaco, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), OHSU

David Corman, MD, Private Practice, Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Julia Durrant, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, OHSU

Khashayer Farsad, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Interventional Radiology, OHSU

Irene Foley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Kerith Hartmann, MPAS, PA-C, Instructor, OHSU

Elizabeth Hayes, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Michael Hendricks, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Terri Hough, MD, Professor and Chair of Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine), OHSU

Kinsley Hubel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine), OHSU

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

Anand Jagannath, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine); OHSU, Hospitalist, VA Portland Healthcare System

R. Logan Jones, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Jesse Keller, MD, MCR, Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU

Aya Mayo, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Melissa Monner, Director of Patient Relations, OHSU

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

Icahn Saelao, MS, QMHP, Program Manager of Trauma Informed Care, OHSU

Julia Saltalamacchia, MD, Instructor of Radiology, OHSU

Caleb Schmid, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes & Clinical Nutrition), OHSU

Aaron Silver, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Emily Skogrand, PharmD, Pharmacist, OHSU

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

Foy White-Chu, MD, Geriatric Fellowship Director; Assistant Professorof Medicine of VAPHCS

Craig Williams, PharmD, BCPS, FNLA, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, OHSU Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, OSU College of Pharmacy

Lokesh Yadav, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine), OHSU

Sentinel Hotel reservations

The following link can be used to book lodging at a reduced rate at the Sentinel Hotel

Sentinel Hotel OHSU Room Block


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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism at OHSU

OHSU School of Medicine seeks a learning environment where all presentations, interactions, and conversations are respectful, harassment-free and provide a discrimination-free environment for all learners, faculty, residents, fellows, staff and others in attendance. All presenters are asked to honor OHSU SOM’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and anti-racism.