AAHPM Week in Review: May 6-10, 2019

AAHPM President Joanne Wolfe visited the AAHPM offices early this week to connect with staff about upcoming projects and initiatives throughout 2019, including the new strategic plan, an elearning strategy, workforce development, and more. Be on the lookout in early June for a member survey to help guide the work of the Academy over the coming years.

Interested in serving on the AAHPM Quarterly editorial leadership team to manage the overall direction of the newsletter, contribute to planning meetings and solicit articles? Send a letter of interest indicating the positions for which you’re applying, why you would like serve, and suggestions for moving the publication forward movement, along with your CV to Laura Davis by May 13.

The first call for proposals for concurrent sessions, preconference workshops, Interactive Educational Exchange, and Special Interest Group endorsed sessions is now complete! This year a record number of over 500 abstracts were submitted for review. The review period for these sessions is May 13-28. The second call for scientific and quality improvement project papers and posters will open July 1.

Steve Smith attended The AMA Federation CEO Advisory Committee Meeting in Chicago. He is one of 12 national specialty and state society CEOs that was invited to meet with AMA CEO James Madara, MD and other senior staff to provide input and insights regarding emerging trends and opportunities for the AMA to work with other medical society member organizations.

Kemi Ani and Steve Smith participated in a Welcoming Environment’s “Conversation Circle” with other association professional staff in the Chicago area. The topic was “covering.” Identity covering is defined as the act of concealing something about one’s self to avoid making other people feel uncomfortable or to lessen attention to a given characteristic. Ideas and implications related to association diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives were considered. Read more about AAHPM’s strategy for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

AAHPM members and staff strive to be highly collaborative and engaged, representing hospice and palliative care in the broad world of healthcare and medicine. Various AAHPM staff members attended the Council of Medical Specialty Societies bi-annual meeting in Chicago, which also included a Registries Summit; as well as the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Portland, OR.


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