To keep you apprised of the many happenings within AAHPM, the staff has put together this synopsis of the Academy news from the week of July 23, 2018.
- On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1676, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), legislation developed by AAHPM. (Access a bill summary.) Urge the Senate to advance S. 693 and bring PCHETA over the finish line. Use AAHPM’s Legislative Action Center to e-mail and tweet your U.S. senators today to request their support!
- AAHPM received 5 applications for the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation Fellowship Grant. One award of $40,000 will be presented for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award partially supports an adult hospice and palliative medicine fellowship training program that offers a pediatric track preparing physicians to practice as a pediatric HPM subspecialist following training. Recipients will be announced in September.
- AAHPM received a Program of Excellence Award from the American Association of Medical Society Executives (AAMSE) at its conference in San Diego, in recognition of the outstanding education, events and experiences associated with the Annual Assembly. Allison Lundberg, Manager, Marketing & Communications, accepted the award.
- Also at the conference, Steve Smith, AAHPM CEO, was installed as President-Elect and recognized as a Fellow. AAMSE represents more than 1,300 medical society executives and staff specialists working for county, state and national medical specialty societies.
- AAHPM is a proud sponsor of the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life program, which honors innovative palliative and end-of-life care programs. Laura Davis, Director, Membership, Marketing & Communications, represented the Academy at the program’s annual luncheon in San Diego, which honored Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ; Penn Medicine, Penn Wissahickon Hospice and Caring Way, Philadelphia, PA; and Western Connecticut Heath Network, Danbury, CT. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.