AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend
AAHPM Ascend is an intensive two-day program included in AAHPM's comprehensive Leadership Forum. This program was held as part of the AAHPM Summer Institute, July 24-26, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA.
AAHPM Ascend is presented in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership (Association) and designed to equip hospice and palliative physicians with effective leadership skills in their practice settings. 2016 Ascend included "You're Not Just a Doctor Anymore" presented by Association faculty Kevin E. O'Connor, MA CSP LMFT LCPC. Physician leaders are required to develop a new skillset of beliefs, behaviors, and results that will define their work beyond their clinical expertise and reputation. Through lecture, interactive group work, theory and best practices, as well as discussion, Mr. O'Connor will provide learners with the tools and resources needed as leader, influencer, and 'right thinker' to meet these challenging requirements.
Rebekah Apple, MA, Association faculty, presented "Understanding and Leading Change." Times of change can test clear decision-making, create conflict and cause colleagues to disengage. But it is the nature of change, not the change event itself that creates resistance. To not only move forward but also to assist others during transitional times, leaders must be a guide toward resiliency. Ms. Apple provides attendees with a method to deal with three typical ways people respond to change, and provides context for leaders to better understand how to deal with each of them.
American Association for Physician Leadership faculty are supported by AAHPM leadership facilitators who guide small group work and discussions. Leadership facilitators are a valuable program feature providing a bridge between the learning community and Ascend program content, bringing the content to a practical, transferrable level for the learners. Small groups are based on program participant preference for placement with colleagues of varied or similar practice settings.
Ascend participants also complete a Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI®), a 360-degree peer assessment tool that offers a tangible evaluation and insight into leadership skills, strengths, and opportunities for development from trusted colleagues and coworkers.
CME credit, a certificate of completion through AAHPM, and potential credit toward one of four American Association for Physician Leadership master's degrees and the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential are available.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
"Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.5 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."
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (“AAMC”) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, AAHPM Leadership Forum: Ascend has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Radiology
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
A certificate of completion through AAHPM, and potential credit toward one of four American Association for Physician Leadership master's degrees and the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential are available.
Have more questions? Check the AAHPM Leadership Forum Frequently Asked Questions.