Intensive Board Review Course
August 9-11, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
This board review course will provide you with a learning experience designed to prepare you for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine certification examination. Learners will be provided high-yield information targeted towards board relevant material. The course will include didactic presentations infused with exam-type questions via audience response system and tips on test taking strategies.
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Attend the Review Course
Many individuals will benefit from this fast-paced, intensive review of best clinical practices, including:
- Physicians preparing for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine subspecialty certification board exam (ABMS/AOA) for the first time
- Physicians maintaining their certification along, and
- Advanced practice clinicians seeking the most current clinical education in the field
View the course schedule. The schedule is subject to change.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Review core topics in hospice and palliative medicine through discussion of common and not-so-common clinical problems.
- Complete challenging test questions in hospice and palliative medicine.
- Assess patient pain, other symptoms and treatment side effects then recommend a care plan based on the best available evidence.
- Identify psychological, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of patient care and itegrate support of those aspects into an overall plan of care.
- Discuss the role of prognostication in the care of patients near the end-of-life.
- Discuss ethical and legal concerns related to palliative care.
- Assess pain and symptoms and recommend a care plan for pediatric patients based on developmental needs.
Download the course objectives to share with your faculty.
Free Preconference Session - Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
On Thursday, August 9 from 8-10am, attend this no-cost pre-course and reduce the potential for serious adverse outcomes while ensuring continued access for patients with legitimate need for these drugs.
Prescribing opioids for pain and symptom management is standard practice for hospice and palliative care practitioners. Unfortunately, non-medical use, diversion, substance abuse disorders, and overdose of these drugs has created a serious public health epidemic in the United States.
Upon completion of this REMS-compliant educational activity, the learner will be considered a "completer" of the FDA-recommended, REMS-compliant training on ER/LA opioid analgesics.
This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER.LA Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirements. Learn more at core-rems.org.
Registering for the Course
Registration is now open. Early bird rates are as follows (until June 29).
- $895 - AAHPM Member
- $1165 - Non-member
- $250 - additional fee for Premium Seating (includes comfortable chair, pens, water, and more)
This cast of faculty members are here to help you study, learn, and prepare for the board exam.
Co-Chairs: Michelle Weckmann, MD MS FAAHPM & Eric Widera, MD FAAHPM
Janet Bull, MD MBA FAAHPM HMDC
Kim Curseen, MD
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD BCPS CPE
Drew Rosielle, MD
Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, MD AGSF FAAHPM
Scott Schwantes, MD FAAP FAAHPM
Joseph Shega, MD
Jeff Spiess, MD FAAHPM
Gregg VandeKieft, MD MA
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
AAHPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification 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, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 18.25 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 ABP MOC credit.