Celebrate the latest in scientific research
Don’t miss the finalists of this year’s Scientific Abstracts Competition.
The Scientific Abstracts Competition remains one of the most anticipated events of SHM Converge every year. With more than 1,200 submissions, 2022 is no exception.
Benji Mathews, MD, MBA, SFHM, chair of the competition and chief of hospital medicine at Regions Hospital, HealthPartners in St. Paul, Minnesota, said the judges narrowed down those entrants to 823 accepted submissions. These included:
- 274 in research
- 95 in innovations
- 454 in vignettes
Dr. Mathews said the research portion highlights work done with sound methodology that has the potential to be applied regionally, nationally, and internationally.
“One highlight that stands out is the work by Adamo Brancaccio, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacist at the University of Michigan, sharing work on gender bias and its effect on acceptance and antibiotic stewardship recommendations,” he said.
In the innovations category, Dr. Mathews cited several finalists, including:
- “Advancing Care in the Home,” by Manny Diaz, MD, medical director of advanced care at DispatchHealth in Denver, Colorado, which will explore how hospitalists work with advanced care models in the home environment.
- Stephanie Rennke, MD, professor of medicine in the Hospital Medicine Division at the University of California, San Francisco, will give a presentation, titled “Hunger as a Vital Sign,” that will look at an interprofessional team-based program to screen hospitalized patients for food insecurity.
- A submission from Alexandria Glaeser, MD, a hospitalist physician at UCLA Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica medical centers, will provide an overview of a hospitalist-run procedure service, showing how it expedites outpatient oncology care.
The vignettes category highlights interesting case studies that involve unraveling a clinical mystery and leaving a medical team with a lesson that can be applied more broadly.
“This year, we have a pediatric finalist in that category with a submission from Ashley Parker, MD, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, called ‘Here’s Pancreas in Your Eye! A Case of Recurrent Preorbital Swelling,’” Dr. Mathews said.
The oral abstracts and plenary sessions feature the top submissions in the competition.
“It’s rather impressive work,” he said. “One of the plenary sessions highlights SHM communities’ continued work on antiracism. It is titled “Lane’s to Justice: Improving Engagement in Antiracist Education and Action,” by Ashley Abraham.”
All finalists in the competition will present during the Scientific Abstracts Reception on Friday night and can be viewed for the first time as ePosters, presented on screens throughout the reception hall.
“It’s worth highlighting that this year’s reception is dually celebrating the 25th anniversary of SHM,” Dr. Mathews added.
The Scientific Abstracts Competition is a good place to find innovations that could easily become widespread in the medical field over the next five to 10 years, Dr. Mathews said.
“The influence of this scientific program extends not only to each individual participating but beyond the conference to the larger community,” he said. “I love that a hospitalist at one side of the country can help provide pearls on a case, an innovation, or a research idea that can help improve diagnosis for a patient on the other side of the country.”
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