Apply to be an AAHPM Volunteer by December 20
Share your skills and expertise by applying to be an AAHPM volunteer in 2018. This is your chance to give back, grow professionally, and advance the field. Complete the online application by December 20 for a chance to be a part of a committee, working group, or advisory group. Learn more.
Assembly Plenary Speaker Featured on the TED Stage
Poet David Whyte is the Friday plenary speaker at the 2018 Annual Assembly. He recently spoke at TED2017 as he took the stage to recite his poems. Watch his talk, listen to his poetry, and become captivated by his imagery. See David Whyte live at the Annual Assembly by registering at AnnualAssembly.org.
Count Us In - Keep Our Seat in the AMA House of Delegates
AAHPM members - plan now to join or renew your AMA membership for 2018! This will ensure the Academy can retain its seat in the AMA House of Delegates and continue to chair the Pain and Palliative Medicine Section! Join or renew by March 31, 2018. We need YOU!
Upcoming Prognostication Webinar: December 14
Join Dr. Vincent (Jay) Vanston on December 14 for his upcoming webinar, "Knowing the Future: The Challenge of Prognostication in Hospice and Palliative Care". This webinar will focus on developing a framework around how to effectively utilize prognostication in the care of patients near the end of life. Register now!
Have a Wicked Good Time at the 2018 Annual Assembly
Haven't registered for the Assembly? Are you on the fence? See why these attendees are looking forward to having a wicked good time in Boston, MA at the 2018 Annual Assembly, March 14-17, 2018. Gain energy and motivation at this exciting meeting! Book your hotel room early because we end on St. Patrick's Day! Early bird rates end January 31 - register soon!
Free Download: Integrating Patient & Caregiver Voice at EOL
Last year, AAHPM participated in the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness. From that meeting, AAHPM and other organizations collaborated on the workshop proceedings entitled "Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care: Proceedings of a Workshop". Download the proceedings to learn more.
International Palliative Care Network Conference 2017
The International Palliative Care Network Conference 2017 convenes palliative care experts from around the world at a virtual conference consisting of plenary speakers, lectures, and a poster exhibition. Expand your audience and gain exposure to an international wealth of knowledge. AAHPM members can save $25, see the post on Connect. Learn more and register!
New NQP Shared Decision Making Action Brief Released
A new NQF National Quality Partners (NQP™) Shared Decision Making Action Brief has been issued calling for all individuals and organizations that provide, receive, pay for, and make policies for healthcare to embrace and integrate shared decision making into clinical practice as a standard of person-centered care. Learn more.
Donate to Help Those Affected by the Recent Hurricanes
Give hope to those affected by the recent hurricanes by donating to the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) Disaster Relief Fund. This fund was established to aid the hospice community when disaster overwhelms regularly-available resources. Become a part of this large community by donating today. Learn more.
Essentials is Here!
The wait is over! You can now pre-order your books and learning modules of the new, 9-volume self-study series, Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Mediciine, 5th edition. Also known as Essentials, this edition features new and revised content with updated cases to help apply this knowledge to your practice. Learn more.