If you’re like me, then you can’t get enough of these exciting meetings with high concentrations of hospice and palliative care researchers: the National Palliative Care Research Center’s Annual Foley Retreat, the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group meetings, the Beeson meeting, and more. All of these meetings have high concentrations of engaged palliative care researchers. Similarly, the Annual Assembly of … Read moreState of the Science in Hospice in Palliative Care: Who Should Go and Why?
This year, there were 514 abstracts submitted during the first call for the 2020 Annual Assembly in San Diego, CA – our highest submission amount in the history of the Assembly! After the call closed, the review committees diligently reviewed each submission and scored them based on a variety of factors. The committees aim to … Read more2020 Annual Assembly Abstract Submissions: the How, the Why, and the What Now?
Those involved in hospice and palliative care have been among the earliest healthcare professionals to embrace social media for its meaningful benefits, especially Twitter. We amplify and discuss studies pertaining to our patients and published in journals reflecting the full spectrum of professional disciplines and specialties. Interdisciplinary colleagues share widely – examples of community education … Read moreThe New Annual Assembly Hashtag: #hapc20
In September 2016, Netflix released an original documentary, “Extremis”; a 24-minute account of the end of life experience in an ICU setting. The AAHPM member featured in the documentary, Jessica Zitter, MD, recounts her journey to becoming a hospice and palliative medicine physician and her idea for the documentary. “In 2009, I realized the need … Read moreA One-On-One with Extremis’ Dr. Jessica Zitter
The AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly is 100 days away! Since the Assembly is being held in the Academy’s backyard we’ve come up with 100 suggestions of places to eat and things to do while in Chicago. See what AAHPM members are looking forward to in Chicago. Watch Twitter and Facebook for the daily #100inChicago … Read moreComing to the Windy City?
If you missed the early application deadline to sit for the HMDCB exam, don’t worry! Attendees of AAHPM’s Assembly and virtual assembly will receive a discount code to waive the $250 late fee. Simply stop by the HMDCB booth, #418, and ask for the code. Hospice medical directors are a diverse group of professionals, many … Read moreHMDCB Certification Discount at Assembly
Want to introduce palliative care and hospice as a positive kind of healthcare to patients and other healthcare providers? By Rebecca Goett MD American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is highlighting our strength with our palliative power and hospice hero campaign. As palliative and hospice providers, promoting our field as a harmonized discipline … Read moreHelp Spread a Unified & Positive Hospice & Palliative Care Message
Will you be attending the AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly next month? Are you wondering what there is to do in Philadelphia? Lucky for you even in February there is no shortage of great food or things to do! Philadelphia is set apart from other cities by the variety of things to see and do … Read morePhilly in February? You bet!
It was an exciting Annual Assembly for the Measuring What Matters team, who presented both a preconference workshop and an concurrent session to the AAHPM/HPNA membership. Some of the supportive & challenging comments we received included: Measures are power. Quality measures will happen, and we need to be part of the process! Now I appreciate … Read moreMeasuring What Matters at Annual Assembly
It’s hard to believe that the 2014 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly is over. There is so much preparation that goes into it all year that it’s a bit surreal to be done. In a few days we will start collecting abstracts for Philadelphia and the whole process will start over! My favorite part of … Read moreWhy I am Helping to Shape the Future