Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
As AAHPM reached their 25th anniversary milestone in 2013, the visionaries project was created in order to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Every 5 years, AAHPM will add to this list of visionaries to preserve and honor the work that has been done.
Voting for Future Visionaries
The Academy will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018 and seeks to recognize individuals who have made impactful contributions. Over 150 individuals were nominated and identified by AAHPM members they felt have made a significant impact on the field.
Cast your vote by selecting your top 10 from the list of leaders, innovators, mentors, and big thinkers.
Nominations were submitted as someone who is:
- seen as a leader in the field,
- an innovator who has advanced the practice of hospice and palliative medicine,
- a big thinker,
- a mentor who continues to inspire others, and
- a shaper of policy on the national or local level.
Nominations were accepted from members of AAHPM and the public. Past Visionaries are not eligible for recognition in 2018.
Amy P. Abernethy
Robert M. Arnold
Gail Austin Cooney
Sister Mary Giovanni
Diane E. Meier
R. Sean Morrison
Russell K. Portenoy
Timothy E. Quill
C. Porter Storey, Jr.
Martha L. Twaddle
Charles F. von Gunten
David E. Weissman
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about the program, dates for nominations, criteria, and more.
What is this program about?
This program invites AAHPM members and the general public to nominate and vote for the most visionary leaders in hospice and palliative medicine.
When is the call for entries?
Individuals can be nominated from July 7 through July 25, 2017. The nomination should include: name, organization, state, one sentence stating why this person is being nominated.
What are the nomination criteria?
Some of the criteria include: served as a leader in an organization, affected change in the field, advanced the practice, big thinker, served as a mentor to others, shaped policy on the national or local level.
How do I nominate someone?
Submit their name, title, city, state, one sentence or more about why they should receive the award to this link. Past winners are not eligible.
How will the winners be selected?
From August 7 through August 27, 2017, people will be encouraged to vote for their top 10 from the final list of nominees. The final list will be reviewed/approved by the AAHPM Awards Committee in September 2017.
Why do I have to vote for 10 nominees?
Requiring people to choose 10 nominees reduces the effect of orchestrated campaigns that skew the results towards any one nominee.
How will winners be notified?
Winners will be notified with a letter from AAHPM by October 31, 2017.
How and when will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced in the Quarterly newsletter, on aahpm.org and on the Academy blog.
How are the winners recognized?
Winners will be recognized during the 2018 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care in Boston on March 15, 2018.
Whom can I contact with questions?