About the Annual Assembly
The Annual Assembly, jointly 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 of hospice and palliative care.
Whether you participate in person or virtually, the meeting is truly meant to be an experience, as well as a place to learn the latest in hospice and palliative care. At the Assembly, we aim to connect with fellow clinicians and reignite attendees' passion so they leave the meeting feeling inspired and rejuvenated.
The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care is designed for physicians, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, PAs, registered nurses, researchers/scientists, psychologists, social workers, fellows, residents, chaplains and spiritual care providers, students and professionals in training and others interested in acquiring, maintaining, or expanding the skills needed to function effectively in the field of hospice and palliative care.
The AAHPM and HPNA collectively identify and share the responsibility to advance the specialty of hospice and palliative care. Our purpose for the Assembly is to foster a premier continual learning experience where both expert, proficient, and early-career hospice and palliative care providers and others wishing to advance their hospice and palliative care practice skills can collaborate to improve the care of patients and families with serious illness.
Through interdisciplinary team collaboration and integrated enactment, our desired conference outcome is to enhance the learners' knowledge/skills/strategy or performance to increase competency, influence behaviors, and/or improve patient outcomes in hospice and palliative care.
Policies and Waivers
The following policies and waivers will need to be accepted upon registration for in-person attendees:
Registration for the Annual Assembly typically opens in October. The price to attend the meeting reflects the costs associated with organizing and executing the event. Conference pricing is benchmarked against other hospice and palliative care programming.
Locations for the Annual Assembly are selected at least 5 years in advance and rotated between regions of the U.S. (West, Central, and East locations) to provide different parts of the country to more easily participate.
March 20-23, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center
February 5-8, 2025
Colorado Convention Center
March 4-7, 2026
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA