Week in Review: June 15-19, 2020

Covid-19 assistance is available for AAHPM members:

  • Pose questions on Connect and learn how your colleagues are managing the pandemic.
  • Review resources on our COVID-19 webpage, including the new free webinar, The Heat is On: Fever at the End of Life – COVD vs Normal Dying.
  • Submit your research to JPSM which is fast tracking articles that describe palliative care in Covid-19 preparation and response.
  • Reserve a discounted hotel stay at a Hilton Hotel – exclusive benefit for AAHPM members through June 30.


Nearly 100 AAHPM community leaders participated in Town Hall calls this week. They learned about Academy initiatives, discussed innovative SIG and Forum projects engaging community constituents, and participated in a Q&A session with President Rodney Tucker and CEO Wendy-Jo Toyama. Themes included AAHPM vision for the future, a renewed dedication to our DEI initiatives, and strategies for providing innovative education to members.


AAHPM CEO Wendy-Jo Toyama shares one of her core values: justice in this new video message. She speaks on her parents’ marriage, AAHPM’s DEI initiatives, and how we must provide quality care for all.


AAHPM submitted comments in response to the CDC’s request inviting stakeholders to provide their perspectives on the management of acute and chronic pain and the benefits and harms of opioid use. The feedback will be used in determining whether the CDC will update or expand its 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.


The NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA Virtual Conference early bird rate has been extended through July 20. Organizations that register will receive two logins to help programs that are practicing distancing. The focus on quality is important now more than ever. Learn more and register.


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