Final Annual Assembly Abstracts Due October 18
Early career professionals and current professionals in training interested in presenting their case study or research are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2022 Annual Assembly. Proposals are due October 18. Learn more.
AAHPM Contributes to New AMA Policy Recommendations
AAHPM is represented on the American Medical Association’s Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force and contributed to the development of that body’s newly released recommendations for physician and policymaker action to address the nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic and focus on the unique needs of patients in pain. Learn more.
AAHPM Endorses Provider Training in Palliative Care Act
AAHPM supports the bipartisan Provider Training in Palliative Care Act (S. 2890). This bill would update the National Health Services Corps program to help providers treating patients in rural and underserved communities gain palliative care knowledge and skills. Read a press release.
Two New Patient-Reported Experience Measures Now Available
AAHPM, with project subrecipients the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care & RAND Corporation, completed a three-year measure development project to create two new patient reported experience measures for outpatient palliative care, assessing the quality of care provided by asking how much patient felt heard and understood, and if patient got the help they wanted for their pain. Read more.
AAHPM Statement on Vaccinations
The vaccines now available and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are safe and effective at reducing COVID-19 infections, complications, and death and represent a critical intervention for bringing the public health crisis under control. AAHPM provides guidance regarding vaccinations in their new statement. Read on.
Congress Urged to Include PCHETA in Budget Reconciliation
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, lead sponsors of the AAHPM-crafted Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA), have requested that investments in the hospice and palliative care workforce be included in the upcoming reconciliation package. Read a press release with their letter to congressional leaders.
New Webinar: DEI in Fellowship Recruitment
On September 28 from 3-4pm CT, Gary Winzelberg, MD MPH and Sandra DiScala, PharmD BCPs will explore a holistic approach to grading the structured interview process, organizing rank list meetings, and finalizing your rank list with a goal to improve DEI of fellow selection. Learn more.
NPCRC Soliciting Applications for Research Funding
The National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) is soliciting applications for the Kornfeld Scholars Program Award in an effort to support junior investigators conducting clinical research in palliative care. This award can help investigators maximize their chances of larger extramural funding. Learn more.
Virtual Board Prep Materials Available
Although many Boards are offering leniency for maintenance of certification requirements, if you are planning to study for your exam in 2021, utilize the Board Prep category in AAHPM Learn for learning activities to focus your studies.
2022 Annual Assembly to Make Positive Impact in Nashville
After months of constructive conversation, AAHPM & HPNA will continue with an in-person 2022 Annual Assembly in Nashville, focusing on the health and safety of our attendees. We will use this opportunity to share our voices to positively impact and support various issues. Read the statement.