Week in Review: October 28 – November 1

Interested in serving in a leadership role on the PC-FACS editorial team? Applications are now being accepted for several open positions. Eligibility requirements: member in good standing for one year; three years of post-residency professional activity, predominately in HPM; commitment to AAHPM as evidenced by participation in a committee, SIG, etc.; CV and writing sample. Application deadline is November 18.

This week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 647, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, legislation AAHPM developed to expand the palliative care workforce, awareness and research. Now we need the Senate to advance S. 2080 for PCHETAto become law. Use AAHPM’s Legislative Action Center to e-mail and tweet your senators to urge their support.

Registration is open for the Annual Assembly and the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care. Make your reservations early to save your spot. If interested in attending both events, you can save 20% on your Annual Assembly registration rate. Register by January 30 to save even more with the early bird rate.

The call for nominations for the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards is open for physicians who have demonstrated a commitment to patients near the end of life through their doctoring, research and service to their community. The awards will be given to one senior physician, one mid-career physician, and three early-career physicians. Nominations will be accepted through December 31.

The 2019 AAHPM Research Scholars, along with President Joanne Wolfe and staff members Steve Smith, Katherine Ast and Julie Bruno, attended the Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat and Research Symposium of the National Palliative Care Research Center, cosponsored by AAHPM, American Cancer Society, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation, and HPNA, last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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