AAHPM Week in Review: April 1-5, 2019

Interested in submitting an abstract for the 2020 Annual Assembly? The call for preconference workshops, 1-hour sessions, SIG-endorsed sessions, and interactive educational exchange is open through May 1. Not ready to submit? You have 2 more opportunities: Call for scientific papers and quality improvement project papers and posters (July 1-31) and Call for case submissions and scholars’ posters (Oct. 1-Nov. 1). Learn more about the abstract process.


Don’t miss the opportunity to help AAHPM better understand your digital learning needs. Complete the eLearning survey by April 12 and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Congratulations to Christine Celio, who won the first gift card. “I’ll put it to good use and get something for our palliative care team!”


The Academy submitted comments on findings and recommendations in a draft report from the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. AAHPM called for balanced, evidence-based, person-centered policy to support patients with pain and relayed the Academy’s concerns regarding misapplication of the CDC Guideline and opposition to policies that impede the individualization of treatment to patient needs.


AAHPM Past President Christian Sinclair represented the Academy in Washington, DC this week at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop on improving access to and equity of care for people with serious illness. Watch the live stream on the NASEM website and follow #SeriousIllnessCareNASEM on Twitter.

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