Proceedings from the September 26, 2020, Hospital Medicine Summit





The 2020 Hospital Medicine Summit (HMS) is an innovative, multisupported, multifaceted educational initiative designed to provide important educational updates from leading experts on conditions that are commonly encountered by healthcare clinicians practicing in the hospital and internal medicine settings.

This Hospital Medicine Summit Proceedings Monograph summarizes recent clinical trial data, practical strategies and detailed discussions presented by leading experts during the September 26, 2020 virtual symposium.


Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, FACC, MACP, SFHM
Thomas & Mary Cesario Chair of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Business, Public Health, Nursing Science, and Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director, Hospitalist Program
Medical Director, Anticoagulation Services
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Editorial Assistance:

Kathleen Wildasin, MA
Medical/Science Writer
Lexington, Kentucky


Release date: December 30, 2020
Expiration date: December 30, 2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours



This educational initiative has been designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists who practice in hospital and internal medicine settings.


Drift, Shift, Evolve: Keeping Abreast of the Role of Antiviral Therapy in the Management of Seasonal Influenza

  • Appraise the role of vaccination in reducing the spread of influenza and improving patient outcomes
  • Employ updated guidelines for the diagnosis of influenza in the hospitalized patient
  • Determine appropriate use of antiviral chemoprophylaxis for individuals at risk of influenza and associated complications
  • Compare current and emerging antiviral agents based on efficacy and safety, dosage and administration, and reduction in duration of illness and complications in order to make individualized treatment decisions for patients with influenza

Assessment and Management of Hyperkalemia in the Hospital Setting: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

  • Identify factors that increase risk for hyperkalemia
  • Discuss the relationship between renin-angiotensin system (RAAS) inhibitors and hyperkalemia development in patients with chronic kidney disease, heart failure, hypertension, and/or diabetes mellitus
  • Apply to practice an understanding of clinical trial evidence for the efficacy and safety of newer potassium binders approved for treating hyperkalemia
  • Employ a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to improve outcomes for patients with hyperkalemia

Optimizing Transitions from Hospital to Home: Best Practices for Reducing Readmissions in Heart Failure

  • Apply diagnostic and assessment criteria to the effective management of patients with heart failure (HF)
  • Integrate current guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) and recent clinical trial outcomes into the effective management of patients with HF
  • Develop a comprehensive GDMT approach to HF management in patients who have recently experienced an acute heart failure episode
  • Review proven strategies to achieve successful transitions of care in patients with HF

The Impact of COVID-19 on Hospital Medicine

  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on hospital-based practice in the US
  • Describe lessons learned in hospital surge and emergency medical preparedness
  • Review and highlight key successes in the US healthcare system response to COVID-19

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Program Chair Disclosures

Dr. Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, FACC, MACP, SFHM

  • COVID-19 Trials PI/Co-I – Alexion, Blade Therapeutics, Eli Lilly, Fulcrum Therapeutics, Humanigen, NIH/NIAID, NeuroRx Pharma, Novartis, OctaPharma, PTC Therapeutics, Pulmotect, Takeda
  • Consulting Fees – AstraZeneca
  • Ownership Interest – AseptiScope, Sprightly Health

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