AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend
2018 Ascend: Leading and Managing Through Change
October 7-9, 2018
The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL
The 2018 Ascend program helps hospice and palliative care professionals develop the capabilities required to lead their organization in implementing new directions.
The first evening focuses on key lessons in leadership. This year’s presenter is HPM visionary Martha Twaddle, MD. Martha will share insights from her leadership journey including how to anticipate, recognize, and adapt to changes at various career stages and situations.
The following day, Kathleen Neuendorf, MD will lead participants through a highly interactive session on effectively engaging teams by creating an environment of safety, value, and communication. Attendees will also take part in networking opportunities with HPM colleagues and leaders. The small groups will use case-based learning techniques to navigate difficult situations and resolve challenges in a variety of hospice and palliative care settings.
On the final, Darryl Harris, an internationally renowned speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach will help participants uncover creative ways to empower and energize teams, team leaders, managers, and staff. Ascend attendees will discover why transitions are often challenging and how leaders can successfully overcome passive and active resistance to new initiatives.
Don't miss your chance to discover the leader within.
Plan Your Trip
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
AAHPM has secured a limited number of sleeping rooms at a special discounted rate. In order to obtain the special rate, make your reservations online using the unique link below or call the reservations number and mention the AAHPM meeting. Be sure to make your reservations early! The expiration of the special rate is September 7, 2018 or when AAHPM’s room block has been filled. After that time, higher rates may apply.
Room Rate: $169 single/double
Online Reservations: Make a reservation
Check-In: 3 pm | Check-Out: 12 pm
Attendees can fly into either O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).
O'Hare is 11 miles (35 mins) from the Hyatt Lodge, Chicago Midway is 15 miles (40 mins) from the Hyatt Lodge. Cost is approximately $35-$45 one-way via taxi, Uber/Lyft.
Self-Parking is complimentary. For valet, it is $10/day and $15 overnight. AAHPM does not validate for parking. Rates are subject to change. Please contact the hotel for the most up-to-date parking rates.
AAHPM endorses the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards’ for disclosure and commercial support and endeavors to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited products or programs. All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.*Disclosure documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation are involved in this activity.
*A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. (Exclusions at the time of this writing included: 501(c) not-for-profit organizations, government organizations, liability and health insurance providers, non-healthcare related companies, group medical practices, for-profit healthcare providers, blood banks, and diagnostic laboratories.)
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
AAHPM is seeking approval for Maintenance of Certification points for the 2018 Ascend program.
CME hours and a certificate of completion through AAHPM will be available, depending on much education you choose to pursue. You may select some or all of the content offered based on your unique leadership and career development goals.