Letter from the Editor


It was another great Internal Medicine Meeting. If you were there with us in Washington, D.C., in May, I hope you experienced lots of ACP entertainment and education. If you weren't, don't worry. This issue contains an array of conference coverage, highlighting some of the Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 sessions most relevant to hospitalist practice.

First up, we've got inpatient dermatology. Speaker Mark Davis, MD, wowed his audience with the usual horrifying photos of dermatologic conditions and offered pearls on diagnosis and treatment, including how to distinguish mild diseases from potentially deadly ones. Speaking of deadly, our story relays the experiences of physicians who rode out hurricanes in their hospitals. They offer tips on preparing your own hospital for a disaster.

Our other Internal Medicine Meeting articles look at postdischarge care. Learn about pulmonary rehab—which patients are likely to benefit and what they experience before, during, and after referral to a rehab program. An increasingly common discharge referral is to a hospitalist-run clinic, and speaker Jeffrey Greenwald, MD, reviewed the evidence for these clinics and other care transition interventions in our story. A transition clinic is also the focus of this month's Success Story.

This issue also includes our annual solicitation for Top Hospitalist nominees. It's that time again! Visit our Web site to nominate your colleagues. If you have questions about the Top Hospitalists or any other topics, please feel free to e-mail us.

Sincerely,
Stacey Butterfield
Editor-in-Chief, ACP Hospitalist