AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend
2020 Ascend: COVID-Edition - Next Level Leadership
As we navigate through these uncertain times, we redesigned our 2020 Ascend program as a virtual offering.
Ascend was offered two days a week over a three-week period, October 4-22, 2020.
Week One: October 4: 5-7pm CT and October 6: 11am-Noon CT and 2-3pm CT
Week Two: October 14: 6-8pm CT and October 15: 11am-Noon CT and 2-3pm CT
Week Three: October 21: 6-8pm CT and October 22: 11am-Noon CT and 2-3:15pm CT
The 2020 Ascend program was a mixture of offerings including live interactive webinars, pre-recorded sessions, and small group discussions led by Ascend Navigators.
The Ascend leadership program is developed by hospice and palliative care professionals FOR hospice and palliative care professionals.
To complete your evaluations, we strongly recommend the use of Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser to ensure the smoothest experience. Complete your evaluations to earn CME/MOC credits by November 30.
We were pleased to have the support from the following speakers and their expertise at Ascend:
- Joanne Wolfe: accepting what you can control
- Tammie Quest: leading through fear
- Martha Twaddle: leading through fear
- Jean Kutner: managing up
- Rodney Tucker: managing up
- Vicki Jackson: setting boundaries and team wellness
- Mihir Kamdar: setting boundaries and team wellness
- Bethany Snider: effective communication in a time of crisis
- Katie Neuendorf: leadership communication skills
- Kimberly Curseen: actionable leadership amidst social injustice
- Christian Sinclair: leveraging social media for leadership
- Chris Collura: setting expectations for those that report to you
- Sandra Gomez: mentoring and coaching people that want to be leaders
- Lyle Walton: ways to navigate team members not getting along
- Jillian Gustin: recommendations for stepping into a new leadership role
- Mihir Kamdar: how to choose what to say "no" to in order to say "yes" to something else
- Christine Khandelwal: holding people accountable and performance documentation for HR purposes
- Laura Shoemaker: when to retain a struggling employee and when to let them go
- David Wang: navigating organizational politics (advocating for your specialty)
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this Other activity (credit available for self-directed learning as well as engagement in real-time learning) for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificates of attendance are available for other professional disciplines.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
"Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:
- 13.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
- 13.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or 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 Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
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.
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of the 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, 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.)
Watch short clips of what past attendees had to say about their Ascend experience. Each attendee is at a different stage in their leadership career and looking for tools to help them excel in their current role.
Meet Shellie - a physician and new participant
Meet Dillion - an early career physician
Meet Kathryn - a seasoned professional
Meet Lynn - a fellowship director
Meet Katie - an Ascend faculty member