This program focuses on acute care of the hospitalized patient and is applicable to internists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, RN's, and administrators from novice to experienced. The course covers everything from critical care, hospital general medicine, surgery, neurology, cardiology and other medical subspecialties. As hospital care models continue to evolve; nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing an increasingly vital role in the care delivery of hospitalized patients. This conference focuses on providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and treatment pathways necessary to optimally care for hospitalized patients. The course features multiple options for pre-course workshops to further tailor the educational needs of NPPA's.