Since the inception of the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, the Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Competition has been an integral part of the program. The number of abstract entries has grown to 406 for Hospital Medicine 2009, and quality and creativity have grown with quantity. Topics spanned many clinical areas and ranged from scientific research to innovations in hospital medicine practice to diagnostic dilemmas in clinical medicine.
Over 200 submissions were accepted for poster presentation at this year’s annual meeting. From this group, our RIV committee and judges chose the four best posters from the research, innovations, adult clinical vignettes and pediatric clinical vignettes categories.
The Society of Hospital Medicine congratulates the following winners for their outstanding poster presentations:
Winning Research Poster
Eduard Vasilevskis for poster #99, PREDICTORS OF EARLY POST-DISCHARGE MORTALITY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS: LESSONS FOR QUALITY PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT
Winning Innovations Poster
Leonard Feldman for poster #113, AN INTERNET-BASED CONSULT CURRICULUM FOR HOSPITALISTS
Winning Clinical Vignettes Poster (Pediatric)
Jason Price for poster #189, AN ORANGE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
Winning Clinical Vignettes Poster (Adult)
Jason Morrow for poster #174, WHEN TO DEPEND ON THE KININS OF STRANGERS: AN UNUSUAL CASE OF CHRONIC ABDOMINAL PAIN
We would like to thank our RIV Committee, Research Co-chairs Margaret Fang, MD, MPH, FHM and Vineet Arora, MD, MA, FHM Innovations Co-chairs Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, FHM and Luci Leykum, MD, FHM and Clinical Vignettes Co-chairs Arun Kalyanasundaram, MD and Christopher Whinney, MD.
A special thank you to Annual Meeting Course Director Joseph M. Li, MD, FHM and all of our RIV judges.