February 17-20, 2021
Colorado Convention Center
The premier educational event for hospice and palliative care providers.
The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, presented by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), is a 3-day event that brings together more than 3,400 of your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care.
While we couldn’t connect in-person in 2020, we are hard at work redesigning the 2021 Annual Assembly in new and different ways. With the uncertainty of vaccines, large group gatherings and social distancing measures for February 2021, we aim to provide you the best hospice and palliative care education and the opportunity to connect with others. Stay tuned as we plan to host our 2021 Assembly, whether in-person, virtually, or hybrid.
Read the FAQs regarding the 2020 Annual Assembly cancellation.
Assembly Papers and Posters
The call for 2021 Annual Assembly scientific and quality improvement project papers and posters is now open through July 21 at Noon PT. This is your opportunity to share and disseminate best practices in the field. Please review submission information before you begin.
Although the 2020 Annual Assembly was cancelled, you can still gain access to the papers and posters that were going to be presented. The Annual Assembly papers and posters include case studies, scholar e-posters, and scientific and quality improvement content.
2020 Plenary Speaker Recordings
We are happy to share that the plenary speakers scheduled to present at the 2020 Annual Assembly recorded interviews for AAHPM members only.
Members of AAHPM must log in to view the recordings of the Pediatric State of the Science, Susan Cain, author of Quiet, and Jeremie Saunders, host of the Sickboy podcast.
Calls for Proposals
The call for concurrent session abstracts previously scheduled for June was cancelled. We received an overwhelming positive response from the 2020 session leaders to present their content in 2021. All speakers for preconference sessions and additional ‘just-in-time’ sessions on providing hospice and palliative care during a pandemic will be invited to present.
All pre-conference sessions will be by invitation only for 2021.
The call for Scientific and Quality Improvement Papers and Posters is happening now through July 21 at Noon PT.
The call for case submissions, posters and scholar e-poster presentations are under review as the Annual Assembly and the current environment continue to evolve. A decision for this call will be communicated by mid-September.
There will be opportunity later in the year to submit recommendations for COVID-related content and other timely topics.
Each completed abstract submission for open calls will be assessed a $30 fee to help offset the rising costs of technology to manage the abstract system. We appreciate your understanding and support.
About the Annual Assembly
This is the meeting that will capture your heart, re-energize your spirit, and stimulate your mind. Learn the latest in hospice and palliative care at more than 200 educationals sessions spanning 28 hours of learning time, mixed in with self care and engagement activites. Use the new hashtag, #hapc21, in your tweets.
Familiarize yourself and learn about the Annual Assembly.
Annual Assembly Recordings
Share the Annual Assembly with your coworkers and reflect on the education you experienced onsite. Purchase the live audio recordings of the Annual Assembly from Fleetwood from past years. Learn more.