AAHPM Monthly Wrap Up – December 2021

The results of the AAHPM Election were announced. View the newly elected 2022-2023 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors will begin their terms following the 2022 Annual Assembly. Congratulations to the new board and committee members!


The full educational schedule for the Annual Assembly was released. The early bird registration rate was extended to January 14 at 11:59pm CT to allow for additional time in booking travel and determining how registrants would like to participate, in-person in Nashville or virtually. The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care will be taking place February 9-12, 2022.


Outstanding research for State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care research symposium has been selected for inclusion in the program. View the research sessions and schedule. Consider registering by January 14 to take advantage of the early bird savings.


AAHPM, with subrecipients the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care & RAND Corporation, completed a three-year measure development project to create two new patient reported experience measures for outpatient palliative care. View the article for AAHPM’s new patient-reported outcome measures.


AAHPM joined partners in the National Coalition for Hospice and the Palliative Care and Patient Quality of Life Coalition in submitting comments (NCHPC; PQLC: NINR, NIH Director) on the National Institute of Nursing Research 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan Framework to urge a continued focus on palliative care research. NINR currently houses the Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research.


Ali John Zarrabi, MD, represented AAHPM in a meeting of the American Medical Association’s Cannabis Task Force, a body established to evaluate and disseminate relevant scientific evidence to healthcare providers and the public. The participating medical societies are currently developing a set of brief educational podcasts.


The new Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA) option is available for those hospice and palliative medicine physicians whose certification is due in 2022. Questions? Access this informational webinar recording.


The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved the American Board of Gynecology (ABOG), American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), American Board of Radiology (ABR), and the American Board of Surgery (ABS) to move from co-sponsoring boards to qualifying boards in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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