AAHPM Week in Review: August 26-30, 2019

Interested in reviewing abstracts for Case Submissions and Scholar ePosters for the 2020 Annual Assembly? Reviews will take place November 11–18, so if you’re available during that week, complete an application detailing your background and interest no later than September 3.

JPSM is seeking new Associate Editors for these defined areas: global health, clinical practice, QI and innovation, integrative medicine and diversity and inclusion. The term is for 3 years and will begin on January 1, 2020. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to Laura Davis by October 4. Questions should be directed to David Casarett.

The ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam in hospice and palliative medicine is coming October 10. Prepare with AAHPM products and earn MOC credits. Familiarize yourself with Assessment Innovations including the use of online resources during the exam. Be prepared on exam day.

Academy members Jim Cleary and Susan Hickman (Indiana); Christian Sinclair and David Wensel (Kansas); and Todd Coté and Bethany Snider (Kentucky) represented AAHPM in meetings with staff for their U.S. senators serving on the HELP Committee, urging them to cosponsor S. 2080, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act. E-mail and tweet YOUR lawmakers today to help advance PCHETA.

AAHPM submitted comments in response to an ACGME IM Review Committee request for feedback on Alternative Futures Scenario Planning, to plan a more proactive fashion for the needs of the future internal medicine patient and physician. The Academy’s comments focused on inclusion of palliative care skills as essential for any physician caring for people with serious illness, as well as concerns related to minimizing burdens on educators, program directors, and clinicians.

The AAHPM office will close at 3:30pm CT on Friday, August 30 and will reopen Tuesday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

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