The 2022 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care will be held February 9-12, 2022 in Nashville, TN. We are resolved to meet in Nashville, in person and use our voice for good. The safety and well-being of our attendees is always our top priority, and this is the core tenant that will continue to guide us as we shape the meeting.
Over three months, AAHPM and HPNA leadership participated in many listening conversations with our volunteer leaders and members, collaborated with the city of Nashville, connected with the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, our vendor partners and more to get a full picture of the how the legislation in Tennessee impacts our attendees.
AAHPM is dedicated to treating every individual with dignity and respect, assuring access to quality healthcare, and providing a voice for those who are not heard in all communities. Staying in Nashville will be the best way for us as a hospice and palliative care community to use our voices on-the-ground to positively impact and support those affected by legislation in Tennessee.
While in Nashville, we can serve as allies to the LGBTQ community, foster a greater understanding of transgender identity, complete community service projects, and back local LGBTQ-owned business. It is important to embrace these challenges to create change – and this is our opportunity to use our strengths, and our dollars, for good.
AAHPM is committed to educating and building a community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more on this commitment, you can review our pledge, our dedication to a welcoming environment, and our DEI strategic goals.
YOU, our members, attendees, and customers, are our top priority while planning the Annual Assembly. We aim to create a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for all who wish to come to Nashville. If you are not comfortable traveling to Nashville for health and safety reasons, know that we are planning a virtual component designed to bring you connection and education.
Keep your eyes on AnnualAssembly.org as we continue to provide resources for housing, dining, transportation and more. It is our promise to continue working with Nashville partner-vendors that align with AAHPM’s values and DEI strategic goals.
In addition, we continue to monitor the COVID pandemic, including vaccination policies and rates across the country and in the Nashville area. We will also provide updates on this at AnnualAssembly.org.
I hope you will join me in standing up, advocating, and creating positive change for a better world. And thank you, as always, for the work that you do every day for our patients with serious illness and their families.
Nate Goldstein, MD FAAHPM