About the Annual Assembly
The Annual Assembly, presented by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), is a 3-day event that brings together more than 3,400 of your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care.
The meeting is truly meant to be an experience, as well as the place to learn the latest in hospice and palliative care. At the Assembly, we aim to connect with fellow clinicians and reignite attendees' passion so they leave the meeting feeling inspired and rejuvenated.
The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, nurse practitioners, fellows, residents, chaplains, medical or nursing students or other members of the healthcare team interested in acquiring, maintaining, or expanding the skills needed to function effectively in the field of hospice and palliative care.
The AAHPM and HPNA collectively identify and share the responsibility to advance the specialty of hospice and palliative care. Our purpose for this assembly is to foster a premier continual learning experience where expert, proficient and early career hospice and palliative care providers and non-specialty clinicians wishing to integrate primary hospice and palliative care into their practice can collaborate to advance the care of patients and families with serious illness.
Through interdisciplinary team collaboration and integrated enactment, our desired conference outcome is to enhance the learners' knowledge/skills/strategy or performance to increase competency, influence behaviors, and/or improve patient outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
Registration for the Annual Assembly typically opens in October or November. The price to attend the meeting reflects the costs associated with organizing and executing the event. Conference pricing is benchmarked against other hospice and palliative care programming.
Locations for the Annual Assembly are selected at least 5 years in advance, rotated between regions of the U.S. (West, Central and East locations) to provide different parts of the country to more easily participate.
February 17-20, 2021
February 9-12, 2022
Music City Center
March 22-25, 2023
Palais des congress de Montreal (Montreal Convention Centre)
March 20-23, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center