Course Overview


This Course Has Been Canceled.


We hope to see you at one of our future CME courses.



Dear Colleagues:

We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s course in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


We did not make this decision lightly and had deferred as long as possible in the hopes this outcome could be avoided. Unfortunately, it is now impossible to hold the course in light of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); public health officials; the State of Emergency in Massachusetts; along with guidelines prohibiting travel and participation at in-person meetings; and most importantly our responsibility to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our attendees, faculty, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff. We understand that this is disappointing, but feel that this is the best and only course of action at this time.

If you had previously registered for this course, please note the following:

  1. You will be issued a full refund for your tuition.
  2. Please make sure to contact the hotel where you booked a reservation to cancel your stay.

We appreciate your understanding of these unusual and unpredictable circumstances, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston in the future. More information and registration for our CME courses will be available on our website in the coming months.

Thank you for all that you are doing to assist others during this very challenging time.


Course Directors

Jaye Hefner, MD
Jason Frankel, MD


























Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify emerging topics in the care of medically complex patients, including sepsis, renal failure, respiratory failure, cardiac arrest and failure, delirium, and ICU-rehabilitation
  • Implement evidence-based guidelines and best practices for common clinical conditions in the medically complex patient using an interactive, case-based format
  • Safely manage patients with complex medical and post-surgical care needs across the spectrum of care in a cost-effective manner
  • Employ studied and proven medical and technological options for diagnosis and treatment of illness during hospital stay
  • State methodology to prevent common complications of chronic hospitalization, including malnutrition and metabolic derangement, pressure ulcers, physical deconditioning, thromboembolic disease, bladder and bowel complications
  • Develop strategies for safe and efficient care transition for oncology, transplant heart failure, and other medically complex patients to reduce hospital readmission rates
  • Refine communication strategies to discuss medical and functional outcomes with patients and families, and to clarify goals of care
  • Identify common ethical dilemmas in the care of the medically complex patient, including chronic illness and debility, and associated mental health conditions
  • Explain strategies to manage risk in medically complex patients, and develop quality metrics to benchmark individual patient and hospital/system-wide outcomes
  • Utilize risk control and performance improvement methodologies across the continuum of care
  • Interpret evolving evidence-based protocols and best practices for prehabilitation interventions prior to elective major surgery
  • Expand their use of innovative diagnostic technology, such as point-of-care ultrasound and bedside procedures in medically complex patients