Group #1: Jamie Newman (USA); Guilherme Barcellos (Brazil); Andrés Aizman (Chile); Fernando Rivera (USA); Luiz Rojas Orellana (Chile); Neil Winawer (USA); Esteban Gandara (Canada); Jairo Roa (Colombia)

Group#2 (2010-now): Guilherme Barcellos (Brazil); Jamie Newman (USA); Andrés Aizman (Chile); Daniel Grassi (Argentina); Fernando Rivera (USA); Luiz Rojas Orellana (Chile); Roberto Daniel Martinez (Argentina); Lucas Zambon (Brazil); Neil Winawer (USA); Esteban Gandara (Canada); Fabiana Rolla (Brazil)

Friday, October 12, 2012

South American Hospitalist Conference Draws Record Attendance

International Community

We are excited to announce the International section in SHM’s Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX) Community:

1. Who belongs to the International Hospitalists section of SHM?
Outside of the US members come from all over the world: In North America, members come from Canada, Bermuda. In Europe, members are from England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Belgium Germany, Portugal, and Italy. In Latin America, we have members in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. In Asia and the Middle East, SHM has hospitalists in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, The Philippines, and Singapore, and in Africa, there are hospitalists in Nigeria and Kenya. Lastly, Australia and New Zealand also have hospitalists!

2. Who would benefit in membership in the International Hospitalists Section?
Hospitalists who would benefit from membership in the International Hospitalists section would be those international-based hospitalists who want to their concerns regarding membership in SHM as international members heard, who are interested in collaborations in research with other international and US-based colleagues, or who just want to network with their other international hospitalists with similar professional issues or with their US-based colleagues. Lastly, US-based hospitalists with an interest in global health who want to network with international colleagues for the purpose of potentially establishing research or clinical care endeavors would also do well to join the section.

3. SHM International Hospitalists Section Goals for 2012-13
Compile database institutions in the US who are willing to accept international hospitalists for visiting professorships and/or research projects with their international colleagues;
Establish for US-based hospitalists potential sites of collaboration for clinical care outside of the US for professional fulfillment and educational purposes.

4. What is the long term vision for the International Hospitalists Section?
Create an international hospital medicine research network to enable free flow of research collaborations without borders;
Offer webinars for international hospitalists
Create a start-up toolkit for international hospitalists to create and run hospital medicine practices in their countries

Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM (University of Miami)
Juan Felipe Lucena, MD (Clínica Universidad de Navarra)
Taylor Griffith (Society of Hospital Medicine) 
Guilherme Barcellos (PASHA)