AAHPM Week in Review: June 10-14, 2019

The Annual Assembly Scientific and Quality Improvement Subcommittee is seeking individuals who are interested in reviewing scientific and quality improvement abstracts for the 2020 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. Reviews of call 2 abstracts will take place August 20-27, 2019. Apply by June 17 if you’d like to serve as a reviewer.


The AAHPM board is interested in members’ input as the Academy continues the strategic planning review process. Take a few minutes to share where you think the Academy should focus its efforts for the next 3-5 years. All feedback will be analyzed, evaluated and discussed by the board when it meets in August. Complete the survey by June 19. Check your email for the survey link sent on Thursday, June 13.


Nominate a colleague as an Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Nominees must be an AAHPM member for at least 2 years, have worked in the HPM field for at least 5 but not more than 10 years, and have current HPM board certification by ABMS or AOA or certification from HMDCB. Submit your nomination by June 21.


Staff learned recently that 99% of the ABIM HPM diplomates who were at risk of losing their certification status (because of not completing the required MOC points) have met the requirement and their HPM certification remains active. Don’t be one of those 1 percenters. Check your HPM certification status by logging in to the ABIM Physician Portal to make sure all your points are counted.


Abstracts for the 2019 Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (October 25-26 in San Francisco) are now being accepted. This redesigned conference will bridge the gap between important scientific updates and practical applications to transform palliative and supportive care in oncology. Submission deadline: July 9; hotel reservation and early registration deadline: September 18.


AAHPM representatives Kyle Edmonds and Ron Crossno participated in the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago this week. Read the highlights of the meeting or follow the conversation on Twitter.

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