Week in Review: November 11-15

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AAHPM Board of Directors met in Chicago last week. They reviewed the revised Strategic Plan, in addition to approving the preliminary 2020 budget, new Fellows of AAHPM, new Journal of Pain and Symptom Management associate editors, updated Development Policies and Procedures, funding for Phase 3- Milestones/EPAs Assessment Tools, and funding for Digital Learning.

AAHPM exhibited its resources at the CAPC Seminar in Atlanta this week, with a table next to the new Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC). Staff representative Katherine Ast staffed the exhibit, backed up by many AAHPM member leaders, including Rodney Tucker, Janet Bull, Steve Pantilat, Phil Rodgers, Tammy Quest, Tammy Kang, Dana Lustbader, Eric Widera and many more.

AAHPM sent several people to the PCPI Meeting in Chicago, where member representative Amy Davis participated in the Quality Improvement Advisory Committee along with many other medical specialties. Staff members Katherine Ast and Kelly McKenna were also in attendance to learn about innovation in quality measurement and data utility.

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