AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend
2019 Ascend: Leading and Managing Through Change
October 6-8, 2019
The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL
The 2019 Ascend program was a two day intensive to help hospice and palliative care professionals develop the capabilities required to lead their organization in implementing new directions. This leadership program was developed by hospice and palliative care professionals FOR hospice and palliative care professionals.
The first evening focused on key lessons in leadership. This year’s presenter was Tammie Quest, MD FAAHPM. Tammie shared insights from her leadership journey.
The following day, Kathleen Neuendorf, MD led participants through a highly interactive session on effectively engaging teams by creating an environment of safety, value, and communication. Attendees also took part in networking opportunities with HPM colleagues and leaders. The small groups used case-based learning techniques to navigate difficult situations and resolve challenges in a variety of hospice and palliative care settings.
On the final day, Darryl Harris, an internationally renowned speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach helped participants uncover creative ways to empower and energize teams, team leaders, managers, and staff. Ascend attendees discovered why transitions are often challenging and how leaders can successfully overcome passive and active resistance to new initiatives.
The 2019 Ascend program evaluation closed on November 19.
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing 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 14.75 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)
“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."
“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 14.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.”
ABMS MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
Note: This activity has not been granted MOC approval by the American Boards of Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology.
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.
The faculty, reviewers and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
*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, non-healthcare related companies, liability and health insurance providers, group medical practices, for-profit hospitals, for-profit rehabilitation centers, for-profit nursing homes, blood banks, and diagnostic laboratories.)