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
In just two short weeks nearly 2,500 attendees will be arriving in San Diego for the 2014 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Everyone is looking forward to another year of top notch education sessions and some sunshine after a long winter. Below are suggestions for restaurants and hot spots that the locals love and can’t … Read moreFood & Fun in San Diego
The Annual Assembly is over. The boxes have returned from New Orleans and we have put all the items back on the shelves. Today, we had our “Post Con” meeting and talked about the specifics: what went right and where we can make improvements for next year’s Assembly. The staff shared some interesting facts: • … Read moreAfter the Annual Assembly
“I’m sitting on a prop plane that smells like ranch dressing.” I texted my brother on the way home from #hpm13. His reply? “Hold your nose and hope for the best.” Little did I know that I was the kind soul who provided the fifty seater with the odiferous presence of ranch dressing. The bottle … Read moreHospice, Hashtags, and Hot Sauce