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, March 14. 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 throughout the Assembly. Topics include billing and coding, nursing research, palliative nursing career development, physician career coaching, and hospice practice.
Please refer to the onsite pocket guide for room assignments, then check the sign-up sheets outside the rooms for availability. First come, first served.
AAHPM & HPNA New Member and First-Timer Reception
Will this be your first Annual Assembly? Are you a new member of AAHPM or HPNA? Then please join us at a reception at 4:30pm immediately prior to the Opening Reception to meet other new members and leaders. It's a great way to make contacts in a smaller, intimate setting.
HPCC Certification Recognition Luncheon
If you are certified by HPCC or are interested in certification and would like to attend the HPCC Certification Luncheon on Thursday, March 15, you must register through the HPCC website 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.
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.
Attend one of these added educational opportunities located in the Showcase Theatre in the Exhibit Hall.
- March 14 at 6pm - Hello gameplay - the conversation game about living and dying and what matters most
- March 15 at 10:10am - Going HMD: Start-Up Basics for a Hospice Medicine Practice
- March 15 at 2:30pm - Some Nuances of Physician Billing: Time vs. Complexity
- March 15 at 5pm - Job Fair
- March 16 at 10:15am - Empowering Professional Growth with Unique Resources, HPNA
- March 16 at 12:15pm - What Telemedicine Can Do for YOUR Program - Hosted by Delta Care Rx
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, scholar e-posters, and Cambia Health Foundation Sojourn Scholars will be displayed adjacent to the exhibit area.
Community Service Activity - Giving Back to Boston
Join fellow attendees just outside of the Exhibit Hall for a blanket making activity. Help us build 50 blankets to donate to a local hospice, Care Dimensions, and chat with new and old friends.
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, March 16 from 6-7pm.
We Are Wall
Share your thoughts of who we are and where we want to go together as an industry at the We Are Wall.
Film Festival - NEW!
View clips of "Hipocrtic" and "Modicum of Joy" and stay for a Q&A with makers of the films after each showing. This takes place Thursday, March 15 at 7pm.
Make the most of your education time by participating in preconference workshops on Wednesday, March 14. 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 Jessica Pettitt, David Whyte, and the State of the Science.
Invited speakers are featured on Thursday afternoon, addressing several critical topics.
Thursday, March 15 | 3-4pm
Public Policy Forum: Fighting for Your Profession: Grassroots Advocacy in an Era of High-Stakes Healthcare Transformation (TH350)
State of the Science in Pediatric Palliative Care (TH351)
Diversity and Inclusion Forum: Why Do You Want to Know and Why Should I Trust You?: Implicit Messaging in Cross-Cultural (Mis)Understandings (TH352)
Book Club Discussion: Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life with Jessica Zitter (TH353)
2018 Nessa Coyle Palliative Nursing Leadership Lecture (TH354)
Cambia Leadership Lecture
Partake in a special program sponsored by the Cambia Health Foundation on Saturday, March 17, from 7-8 am with thought leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care. Registration is now closed.
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.