Week in Review: September 7-11, 2020

Apply to become a Fellow of the Academy. If you are a physician who is active in the Academy and board certified in HPM, you can apply to achieve the FAAHPM distinction, one of the highest honors the Academy bestows on its physician members. The due date has been extended to September 18.

Participate in the Virtual Board Prep Study Thread on AAHPM Connect if you’re preparing to certify/recertify for the board exam. This group will present board style cased-based questions, allowing for both peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and direct interaction and Q&A with experts in the field. Simply add #HPMboards20 when posting or replying to messages in the Open Forum to follow the discussion.

All the research scheduled for presentation at the 2020 State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care is now available on-demand in recorded video presentations with the esteemed faculty and in a poster gallery with abstracts. Purchase the Experience Package and receive an invitation to an exclusive discussion and virtual networking event on September 30.

AAHPM received confirmation that Year 3 funding of $1.7M for its 3-year Grant/Cooperative Agreement to develop patient-reported outcome measures for the Quality Payment Program has been awarded. Subrecipient RAND has resumed data collection after a pause in testing due to COVID-19. Measure testing will continue through December 2020.

AAHPM Board member, Eric Widera, and a group at UCSF have achieved a significant milestone for the field of hospice and palliative medicine. The NEJM published a video on the procedure of conducting a family meeting for those with a serious illness. Please share it with colleagues.

Join the free Town Hall conversation with National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care leaders: Acknowledging and Adapting to the New Reality – Impact on the Interdisciplinary Team on September 21, 12 -1 pm ET. For more information and to register.

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