March 20-22, 2020
Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, CA
Network with fellow investigators and gain insights to new research and methods in hospice and palliative medicine at the first ever State of the Science research meeting, hosted by AAHPM.
The purpose of the meeting is to support and advance the science of hospice and palliative care by fostering community and multidisciplinary collaboration, building capacity through investigator development, and sharing cutting-edge research by scientists at all career stages:
- hear from leading researchers about the latest science in palliative care and hospice - across the lifespan
- network as a scientific community to foster interdisciplinary collaborations
- learn the latest in research design and methods
- participate in investigator development activities across all research career stages.
The 2020 State of the Science Has Been Cancelled
Leadership and staff have continued to closely monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 following updates and recommendations from the CDC, the WHO, as well as state and local governments. We never want to risk exposing people in our workforce to a situation where they could be compromised and unable to provide hospice and palliative care for an extended period of time. With the growing number of registrant and speaker cancellations, as well as the numerous institutional travel restrictions in place, our leadership has determined that it is in the best interest of all not to move forward with the meeting.
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About State of the Science
This first State of the Science symposium is co-located with the Annual Assembly to maximize engagement and reduce travel costs. The symposium will overlap with Annual Assembly on Saturday.
Attendees can earn a total of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, or 8 nursing contact hours.
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If you're a researcher whose focus is on people with serious illness or a clinical scientist who is interested in actively working in hospice and palliative care research, or if you are considering research as a career direction, this meeting is for you.
If you're an exhibitor interested in having a booth and networking with over 300 researchers in hospice and palliative care, download the Exhibitor Flyer to view rates and contact information.
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The AAHPM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation under provider number P0284. Successful completion of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) conference offerings, which include (1) attestation to attendance and (2) participation in the evaluation component, enables the RN participant to earn up to 8.0 NCPD hour award (60 minutes per NCPD award hour).
The 2020 State of the Science offers advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)/clinical nurse specialist (CNS) participants 2.0 Category 1 Designated Pharmacotherapeutic Credit Hours specific to national ANCC recertification of the APRN/CNS, which includes drug-specific information, safe prescribing practices, safe medication administration, prescribing methodologies, new regulations, and similar content.
A certificate of attendance will be available.
Supporting partners are member organizations providing marketing support for the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care research symposium.
Jean S. Kutner, MD MPH FAAHPM, Co-Chair
R. Sean Morrison, MD FAAHPM, Co-Chair
Rebecca Aslakson, MD PhD FAAHPM
J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH
Pamela S. Hinds, PhD RN FAAN
Judith A. Paice, PhD RN
Kathryn Pollak, PhD
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD RN ACHPN, Co-Chair
Abby Rosenberg, MD MS MA, Co-Chair
Melissa Aldridge, PhD MBA
Abraham Brody, PhD RN ACHPN FAAN FPCN
Constance Dahlin, MSN ANP-BC ACHPN FPCN FAAN
Lee Ellington, PhD
Mary Ersek, PhD RN FPCN
Stacy Fischer, MD
Emily Johnston, MD
Arif Kamal, MD MBA MHS FAAHPM
Peter May, MA MSc PhD
Oreofe Odejide, MD MPH
Eric Roeland, MD FAAHPM
Gretchen (Margaret) Schwarze, MD MPP
Alex Smith, MD MPH MS
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Deborah Waldrop, PhD MS MSW LMSW