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 is 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 focuses on key lessons in leadership. This year’s presenter is Tammie Quest, MD FAAHPM. Tammie will share insights from her leadership journey.
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 day, 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. Registration is now open.
AAHPM Members: $1,395
Learn more about the Ascend speakers and navigators who will guide you through this uniqe leadership training experience.
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 13, 2019 or when AAHPM’s room block has been filled. After that time, higher rates may apply.
Room Rate: $159 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.
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."
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 activiety has not been granted MOC approval by the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Surgery. Following an audit, AAHPM learned that the Assembly currently does not meet the MOC criteria for the American Board of Peditrics. ABP requires that each learner receives individual feedback in order to obtain MOC. The Academy is working to resolve this for future meetings.
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 insterest and, if identified, they were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Ony those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their particiaption 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.)