AAHPM Week in Review: December 17-21

The FDA named AAHPM Past President Amy Abernethy Principal Deputy Commissioner for Food and Drugs, overseeing offices that regulate drugs, medical devices, tobacco and food. She commented, “I had always thought I would go into government service and I have always believed that one of the ways you make change is through policy and regulation. … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: December 17-21

AAHPM Week in Review: December 10-14

This week AAHPM hosted two meetings that will have a lasting impact the field. The first one, the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, focused on developing a new quality improvement organization that would house a unified national palliative care data registry. Representatives from CAPC, NPCRC, GPCQA and PCQN were in attendance. The second meeting included members … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: December 10-14

AAHPM Week in Review: December 3-7

There are a limited number of spots available for The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care’s complimentary webinar on Mon., Dec. 17, 2:30 – 4 pm (ET) on the newly published National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th ed. Registration closes December 14. The AAHPM Executive Committee met this week … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: December 3-7

AAHPM Week in Review: November 26-30

Thank you to everyone who participated in AAHPM’s Giving Tuesday event by donating, retweeting, liking and sharing social media posts. Your generosity help us surpass our goal of $10,000 – and donations continue to arrive. A special thank you to Past President Christian Sinclair whose enthusiasm and generous match per retweet inspired people to give and helped … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: November 26-30

AAHPM Week in Review: November 12-16

It was another busy week of representing hospice and palliative medicine at key meetings: Delegate Chad Kollas, Alternate Delegate Ron Crossno, and Young Physician Section Delegate Kyle Edmonds represented AAHPM at the American Medical Association House of Delegates Interim Meeting. They advocated for patients with serious illness in testimony to reference committees and worked with the Pain … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: November 12-16

AAHPM Week in Review: November 5-9

An update of AAHPM activities during the week of November 5, 2018: The annual Call for Volunteers closes soon. Share your skills and expertise in hospice and palliative medicine while growing professionally and advancing the field. Volunteer opportunities include service on a committee or an advisory/working group. Deadline to complete the online application is November … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: November 5-9

AAHPM Week in Review: October 29-November 2

An update of AAHPM activities during the week of October 29, 2018 follows: The National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th ed (NCP Guidelines), endorsed by AAHPM, have been published and are available to download or purchase. The Guidelines establish a comprehensive foundation for gold-standard palliative care for all people living with … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 29-November 2