2020 Annual Assembly Abstract Submissions: the How, the Why, and the What Now?

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?

The New Annual Assembly Hashtag: #hapc20

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

A One-On-One with Extremis’ Dr. Jessica Zitter

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

HMDCB Certification Discount at Assembly

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

Help Spread a Unified & Positive Hospice & Palliative Care Message

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

Measuring What Matters at Annual Assembly

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