AAHPM Week in Review: March 18-22, 2019

The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care was a tremendous success. The 3,400 attendees participated in 200+ educational sessions, while engaging actively on Twitter and networking with colleagues. In addition to the outstanding education, attendees also had the opportunity to view the art exhibit, Expressions of Clinician Well-Being, remember their patients and families at the Service of Remembrance and Celebration, participate in a book club discussion, ride smoothie bikes, play Baggo, Jenga and Connect 4, and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine.


If you enjoyed #hpm19, you can register now for #hpm20, March 18-21, 2020 in San Diego, CA at the lowest price of the year! This special rate is only available until March 31, 2019. Make your plans, ask for the days, and prepare to refill your cup. Learn more about registration for 2020.


To all Annual Assembly attendees who purchased sunglasses and gave generously, thank you. Because of your enthusiasm and commitment, we were able to match the donation of $25,000 from Academy leaders. Together, we raised more than $50,000 to increase the number of scholarships in 2020 and further the field of hospice and palliative care. Learn more about donating to AAHPM. 


The AAHPM regular members in attendance at the AAHPM Business Meeting approved the following changes to the Academy’s bylaws: all members should have the right to vote; only Regular (physician) members and Emeritus members may hold an officer position; the Nominating Committee will nominate, and the members will elect, two Affiliate members to newly-created Director-at-Large positions with full voting rights; the Nominating Committee will increase in size from five to six members, and will include one Affiliate member. The changes will be implemented within the 2019 nominating process, with elections in the fall of 2019. The new Board members would commence their terms in the spring of 2020.


The Academic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Committee presents a new resource for fellowship program directors: the HPM Fellowship Program Director’s Guide. It reviews the main phases in creating a program, including making the case, finding funding, and obtaining ACGME accreditation. This guide also includes specifics for running a fellowship, including Match participation, onboarding fellows, evaluation, and educational resources.

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