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- Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care: This annual meeting brings together a large interdisciplinary gathering of the #hapc field.
"Is there a pharmacotherapy specialist in the house?"
May 25 | 11am - 12pm CT
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BCPS FAAHPM
What does the term “pharmacotherapy” mean? The official definition is “the treatment of disease through the administration of drugs.” How does this fit in a palliative care model? This definition can be expanded to include not only the selection of medications to treat disease, but also deprescribing, switching to therapeutic alternatives, applying evidence to drug therapy decision-making, and using appropriate communication techniques around the pharmacotherapeutic process.
This activity is designed to enhance participants' awareness of the role of a pharmacotherapy specialist in palliative care, to increase the implementation of pharmacotherapeutic evidence-based practice (the old three-legged stool), and to improve patient and family outcomes in serious illness care. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Discern the incorporation of the pharmacotherapy specialist’s skill set into the care planning process to improve outcomes in caring for patients with a serious illness (and their families).
- Incorporate “evidence-based practice” in palliative pharmacotherapy and reflect on illustrative examples for future practice application.
Registration will close May 24 at 4pm CT.
The planners, faculty and reviewers of this educational activity disclosed no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.
Evaluation period closes June 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PT for claiming CME credit.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Recognition Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice-relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, “Is There a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in the House?” applies toward general CME requirements for the following ABMS Member Boards:
- Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
- This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
- Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn 1.0 credits toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
- Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 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 ABIM or ABP MOC credit. By submitting your evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit complete information to ACCME for the purpose of granting respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable.
Evaluation period closes June 30, 2023, at 11:59pm PT for claiming MOC credit.
The Power of Pride: Challenges and Victories on LGBTQI+ Rights to Health Care in 2023 - FREE Webinar
June 8 | 2 – 3pm CT
Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD MSW CSE FNAP
Join AAHPM in celebrating Pride month as Kimberly Acquaviva provides hospice and palliative care professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to better serve LGBTQIA+ patients and ensure that they receive compassionate, affirming care.
In this one-hour webinar, she will describe the successes and remaining challenges related to LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States, with a focus on recent laws that hinder the rights of transgender individuals and the implications of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade for LGBTQIA+ individuals. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of their ethical obligations as healthcare providers to engage in advocacy efforts to promote equitable access to healthcare for all patients.
- Understand recent laws that hinder the rights of transgender individuals in the United States and the implications of these laws for the transgender community's access to healthcare and other critical services.
- Discuss the implications of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
- Explore the ethical obligations of physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains to engage in advocacy efforts to oppose and overturn laws that impede their ability to provide high-quality, evidence-based care to LGBTQIA+ patients.
Please note: This webinar is a live event only. It will not be recorded and shared at a later date.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and freedom of thought in a harassment-free educational event or experience.
All participants in any AAHPM-sponsored event are asked to review and agree to this Code of Conduct.
It is designed to strengthen our ability to safeguard and foster our communities’ wellness and growth in a safe, productive space and provides clarity and expectations for our participants’ behavior and responsibility.
AAHPM is committed to hosting successful educational events that foster inclusivity and mutual respect, and welcome the diversity of all participants. We aim to provide a safe environment for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, and any other status protected by laws during which this event is being held.
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