Upcoming Lecture with Martha Twaddle, October 24
Save the date for a lecture on October 24 in Skokie, IL entitled "The Secret of Living with Cancer: Partners in Palliative Care". Dr. Martha Twaddle and her patient Pamela Holtzman, RN LCSW, will discuss their relationship as two colleagues working toward the same goal of promoting palliative care through non-traditional methods. Learn more.
Submit Comments on AAHPM’s APM for Palliative Care by 9/29
AAHPM developed the Patient and Caregiver Support for Serious Illness (PACSSI) alternative payment model to better support care for the seriously ill under value-based payment. PACSSI is under review by the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, which makes recommendations to CMS. Review the proposal and submit comments by Sept. 29.
AAHPM Tells Congress DACA Recipients Key to Health Workforce
On September 14, AAHPM joined 70 health organizations to urge Congress to advance legislation providing a path to permanent residency for healthcare providers, educators, and researchers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Read the letter.
Request for Applications from the NPCRC
The National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) is seeking applications for Pilot/Exploratory Project Grants (PEP) and Junior Faculty Career Development Awards (CDA) focusing on palliative care for seriously ill patients and their families in the areas of quality of life, communication, and systems of care. Submit your letter of intent by November 6. Learn more.
Donate to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Give hope to those affected by hurricane Harvey by donating to the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) Disaster Relief Fund. This fund was established to aid the hospice community when disaster overwhelms regularly-available resources. Become a part of this large community by donating today. Learn more.
PCORI Approves Grant to Support Studies on Palliative Care
On August 16, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) board approved a grant of $74 million in funding to focus on advance care planning for patients with advanced illnesses as well as research comparing different palliative care models. Learn more.
Register for Ascend Leadership Training
Ascend 2017: Leading and Sustaining a Resilient Team is a two-day program that explores focused topics and leadership skills that hospice and palliative medicine physicians need for success. View the full to learn more about the program. Registration includes entrance into the program, all meals during program hours, and the book Good Enough Now.
NEW! Pearls for Practice MP3 Recordings
Pearls for Practice is AAHPM's newest online recording series featuring 13 bundles by topic area. Whether you want to further your knowledge in ethics, hospice, pediatrics, research methods, or more, there is a bundle for you. Each topic set contains multiple recordings for you to best further your education.
Essentials is Here!
The wait is over! You can now pre-order your books and learning modules of the new, 9-volume self-study series, Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Mediciine, 5th edition. Also known as Essentials, this edition features new and revised content with updated cases to help apply this knowledge to your practice. Learn more.
AAHPM Among Best Palliative Care Blogs of 2017
The AAHPM blog and AAHPM's public facing site, Palliative Doctors, were named two of the Best Palliative Care Blogs of 2017 by Healthline! The top blogs were identified by their efforts to actively educate, inspire, and empower their readers with updates and high-quality information. View our blog and the other winners at Healthline.com.