Highlights & Special Events
There is more to do at the Annual Assembly than simply attend educational events. View the special events below to see how you can network with others, increase your professional development, and more.
AAHPM Physicians-in-Training Reception
Medical students, residents, and fellows are invited to attend a special Physicians-in-Training Reception at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, February 22. It is a great opportunity to network with trainees and meet with national leaders in the field.
Consultants and peer leaders will be available to meet individually with attendees regarding billing and coding, research funding, nursing research, palliative nursing career development, and hospice practice. Please refer to the sign-up sheets outside the room for availability.
If you were not able to schedule an appointment in advance for the physician career coaching, please refer to the sign-up sheet outside the room for availability.
AAHPM New Member and First-Timer Reception
Are you new to AAHPM? Will this be your first Annual Assembly? Then please join us at a reception immediately prior to the Opening Reception to meet other new members and leaders in AAHPM. It's a great way to make contacts in a smaller, intimate setting.
HPCC Certification Luncheon
If you are certified by HPCC or are interested in certification and would like to attend the HPCC Certification Luncheon on Thursday, February 23, you must register through the HPCC website by January 20, 2017 at www.gohpcc.org. Seating is limited.
Attend this year's Job Fair located in the Exhibit Hall Thursday night, from 5-7 pm. The Job Fair is the prime venue to learn about opportunities in the hospice and palliative care field, network with potential employers for these positions, and receive a FREE professional headshot.
AAHPM Mentoring Hour in the Exhibit Hall
Join colleagues for a networking event on Thursday, March 10, at 5:45 pm for an hour of facilitated table discussions on important topics for early-career professionals and attendees new to the field of hospice and palliative medicine.
The exhibit hall gives the Annual Assembly attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in medical supplies and equipment, career opportunities, software, facilities, pharmaceuticals, and medical publishing.
View the latest scientific research and case-based, peerreviewed posters in the main exhibit area through Friday morning. Invited posters featuring the work of AAHPM Fellowship Grant awardees, American Society of Clinical Oncology Virtual Learning Collaborative (ASCO VLC), and Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn Scholars will be displayed adjacent to the exhibit area.
Thursday, February 23 at 11:45am - "Comprehensive Pain Management in Palliative Care: Relieving the Burden of Opioid-Induced Constipation". Register to join now.
Reflect on your year, your patients, and your practice. Stop by the quiet room on Thursday, February 23 from 7-7:30am or Friday, February 24 from 6:30-7am.
Service of Remembrance and Celebration
This annual service provides an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of those you have served and loved. The service includes music and reflection and takes places Friday, February 24 from 6-7pm.
Make the most of your education time by participating in preconference workshops on Wednesday, February 22. These full- and half-day sessions provide in-depth learning opportunities in cultural competence, resilience, pediatric palliative care, ethics, community-based palliative care, religious conflicts, and more.
Attend plenary sessions featuring The Drum Cafe, Theresa Brown, Paul Bennet and BJ Miller, and the State of the Science. View the video to see what each plenary session will entail.
Invited speakers are featured on Thursday afternoon, addressing several critical topics.
Thursday, February 23 | 3-4pm
Public Policy Forum Advancing Palliative Care in Alternative Payment Models: Surviving and Thriving Under MACRA (TH350)
Diversity & Inclusion Forum: Conversations that Matter: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity and Candor (TH352)
Book Club Discussion: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (TH353)
Nurses Leading Change and Transforming Care (TH354)
Presentations of the PDIA Awards (TH355)
Cambia Leadership Lecture
Partake in a special program sponsored by the Cambia Health Foundation on Saturday, February 25, from 7-8 am with thought leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care. Registration will open in January.
AAHPM & HPNA Award Presentations
In addition to supporting the critical work and passion of our members, AAHPM and HPNA also recognize the importance of acknowledging our members' critical contributions to the field of hospice and palliative care.