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  • Title: About AAHPM
    Descriptive info: .. Physicians Caring for Patients with Serious Illness.. About.. About Left.. Position Statements.. History.. Governance.. Awards.. About Right.. Access Fund.. Get Involved.. Shaping the Future Campaign.. Advocate.. Advocate Left.. Overview.. Health Policy & Advocacy Updates.. Advocate Right.. Resources for Effective Advocacy.. Legislative Action Center (Take Action).. Join.. Join Left.. Join/Renew.. Member Categories.. Communities (SIGS).. AAHPM Fellows.. Join Right.. Volunteer.. Industry Relations Council.. Committees.. Members Only (Login).. Practice.. Practice Left.. Competencies.. Career Pathways.. Clinical Training.. Mentoring.. Quality.. Practice Right.. Publications.. Related Sites.. Clinical Practice Guidelines.. Train.. Train Left.. Accreditation.. Research.. Leadership Development.. Train Right.. Fellowship Program Development.. Fellowship Program Directory.. Fellowship Funding.. Certify.. Certify Left.. Fellowship Program Accreditation.. ABHPM Diplomates.. ABMS Certification.. AOA Certification.. Certify Right.. Prepare.. Find a Physician.. Hospice Medical Director Certification.. Learn.. Learn Left.. Meetings.. Calendar.. Learn Right.. E-Learning.. Shop.. LOGIN.. Eligible Members Vote Now.. About AAHPM.. Developed by.. JoomVision.. com.. In the news.. Twitter.. blog roll.. AAHPM Honors Visionaries.. Learn about the Hospice and Palliative Visionaries Physicians, nurses, researchers, advocates and even a past president of the United States.. Scholarships Available.. AAHPM Scholarship Opportunities AAHPM is currently accepting applications for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series.. Profiles in Innovation.. Hospice and Palliative Medicine Profiles in Innovation AAHPM's Emerging Payment and Delivery Models Working Group has launched a new.. AAHPM releases Choosing Wisely® list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.. ”.. ” AAHPM has released a list of "Five.. AAHPM.. org.. 6 hours ago.. Senior Consultants and Nurses embrace palliative care at CHUK Hospital, Rwanda.. :.. http://t.. co/r7ajzurRS6.. #hpm.. 8 hours ago.. Hospice Care Week: "We’re not about death – we’re about quality  ...   #ACA.. brings hospice into patient care continuum.. co/5HSgGSjriH.. Breaking Bad (News) Lives On.. co/ye39E2hzSg.. Hospice and Palliative Medicine Visionaries: How They Inspire Others -.. co/QKdHrMgmO6.. @tomleblancMD.. : Newly-announced list of palliative care visionaries; what a spectacular group!.. co/KgQEFtgQPR.. @AAHPM.. 8 days ago.. : Register now for Extended Release LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care Webinar.. co/j1yZ….. @ABIMFoundation.. :.. #choosingwisely.. lists from.. @TheAACE.. @TheEndoSociety.. to be released Tues.. , 10/15:.. co/HDc5YrEDT0.. @fischmd.. : "Bedside manner is not a mysterious art form.. " It is skill based, can be learned (much like skiing)--.. @epnermd.. at Grand.. @Pallimed.. @GeriPalblog.. Adding Prognosis to Cancer Screening Decisions: The ePrognosis Cancer Screening App.. co/ZSWkCDqY01.. #h.. ….. @HPNAinfo.. : Call for Submissions is open for the 2014.. Annual Assembly! San Diego here we come!.. co/Z7Ge69….. Technology is helping hospice patients to stay in touch:.. co/B2OLO45XDF.. PGT RssScroller - Copyright 2010 by pagit.. eu.. Featured Resources.. UNIPAC, 4th edition.. UNIPAC Self-Study Program, 4th Edition The.. HPM PASS.. HPM PASS™ (the Hospice and Palliative Medicine.. Primer Workbook.. Primer Workbook This 32-page workbook was.. Primer of Palliative Care,.. Primer of Palliative Care, 5th Edition This.. National Resident Matching.. National Residency Matching Program about.. Compensation Survey Report.. Price Now Reduced! AAHPM Physician Compensation.. Best of 2012 Annual Assembl.. Best of 2012 Annual Assembly Recordings.. Find an HPM Physician.. Find a Hospice Palliative Medicine.. Competencies Toolkit.. Table of Contents Hospice and Palliative.. VISIT US AT.. Legislative Background Information and Resources.. Quality Portal.. Members Only.. Copyright © American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.. 8735 West Higgins Road, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60631.. 847/375-4712 Fax 847/375-6475 E-mail.. info@aahpm..

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  • Title: Contact | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.. 8735 West Higgins Road, Suite 300.. Chicago, IL 60631.. 847.. 375.. 4712.. Fax: 847.. 6475.. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Staff.. Steve R.. Smith, CAE, Executive Director/CEO.. Kemi Ani, Manager, Education and Training.. Katherine Ast, Director, Quality and Research.. Jen Bose, Manager, Marketing and Membership.. Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW, Director, Education and Training.. Laura Davis, CAE, Director, Marketing and Membership.. Danielle Desjardins, Assistant Editor.. Angie Forbes,  ...   Government Relations.. Jerrod Liveoak, Senior Managing Editor.. Dale Lupu, PhD, Senior Consultant, Quality Initiatives.. Terrie McKissack, Administrator.. Phyllis Milz, Finance Manager.. Vanessa Mobley, Senior Meetings Manager.. Amanda Monarch, Graphic Designer.. Emily Muse, Manager, Communities and Programs.. Monica Piotrowski, Assistant Editor.. Peggy Reilly, Director, Governance and Operations.. Cindy Rickert, Data Entry Specialist.. Randi Romanek, National Sales Manager.. Kelly Rostine, Meetings Coordinator.. Matt Santori-Griffith, Senior Design Manager.. Tracy Sawires, Part-Time Administrator.. Porter Storey, MD FACP FAAHPM, Executive Vice President.. Katrina Varenyi, Member Services.. Sally Weir, Director, Fellowship Grants Program..

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  • Title: About AAHPM | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine.. Membership is also open to nurses and other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.. For more than 25 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions.. Originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988, the Academy began with 250 charter members and has grown to nearly 5,000 today.. Read about AAHPM’s mission and vision and learn about the profession's history.. Provide  ...   the report? Access the.. PDF version.. here.. Biographies and Photos.. Find photos and backgrounds of the leadership.. Membership.. Get involved or learn about joining AAHPM.. Access all information on the Board of Directors, volunteer opportunities, past presidents, committees and the organizational chart.. Raise awareness and express the opinions of the Academy on important issues related to hospice and palliative medicine.. Find calls for nominations and lists of past awardees.. Reach out to a specific AAHPM staff member by conveniently accessing contact information, or direct your inquiry to the helpful Member Services Group.. What Is Hospice and Palliative Care?.. Learn about the profession, who provides hospice and palliative care, and where it is available..

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  • Title: Index page | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: Periodically the AAHPM Board of Directors approves position statements intended to raise awareness and express the opinions of the Academy on important issues related to hospice and palliative medicine.. Please feel free to share these statements with your colleagues.. Withholding and Withdrawing Non Beneficial Medical Interventions.. Requirements for the Successful Development of Academic Palliative Medicine Programs.. Access to Palliative Care and Hospice.. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration Near the End of Life.. Palliative Care Research Ethics.. Palliative Sedation.. Physician-Assisted Death..

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  • Title: AAHPM History | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: The Early Years (1988 to 1998).. Dr.. Josefina Magno, president of the International Hospice Institute, and Dr.. Gerald H.. Holman, director of St.. Anthony's Hospice and Life Enrichment Center, met to discuss the possibility of forming an organization of hospice physicians.. A year later in June 1988, at the International Hospice Institute meeting in Granby, Colorado, 127 of the original 250 founding member physicians gathered - and The Academy of Hospice Physicians was born.. There were many firsts during those early years.. The first issue of the.. Hospice Update.. newsletter was published and educational programs were developed to share information with physicians interested in hospice care.. In its continuing effort to educate others on hospice and palliative medicine, the Academy began publishing books, including the first core curriculum of hospice and palliative care, the.. UNIPACs,.. and the first.. Primer of Palliative Care.. This was also a significant time for the specialty as the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) was incorporated and began to offer certifying exams.. The Academy also achieved CME provider status from the American Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and was invited to become a provisional member of the Specialty and Service Society Section of the American Medical Association (AMA).. With membership now approaching 1400 and interest in the specialty growing among non-physicians and those working a variety of settings, the Academy changed its name to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.. During this time the Academy also affiliated with its first journal, the.. Journal of Palliative Medicine.. Growing Stronger (1998 to 2008).. In the early 2000’s, AAHPM was awarded a $1.. 2 million grant from the Open Society Institute’s Project on Death in America to expand its infrastructure and develop the College of Palliative Care in an effort to advance palliative care as an academic and clinical discipline through educational and research endeavors.. AAHPM worked closely with ABHPM to achieve recognition for the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine in 2006 within the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).. The ABMS certification examination is now offered by 10 specialty boards: the  ...   previous versions of the.. UNIPACs.. and the.. Primer.. and began to venture into e-learning with the release of.. and.. HPM FAST,.. online tests designed to assess knowledge of the field.. PC-FACS.. , an electronic “journal watch” that summarizes key articles from more than 100 medical and scientific journals, which is consistently ranked one of the highest regarded resources by AAHPM members each year.. By the end of 2008, Academy membership had nearly tripled to 3,600 members.. Expanded Awareness, Diversification and Support (2008 to today).. Today, nearly 5,000 members call the Academy their home.. They are active in 24 communities and involved in more than 30 committees and task forces.. Strategic focus continues to center on strengthening member engagement; building workforce and leadership; advancing knowledge and competency; promoting quality of care and evidence-based practice; and increasing advocacy and awareness.. In an effort to help seriously ill patients and their families better understand hospice and palliative care, the Academy created.. PalliativeDoctors.. AAHPM was also one of the first medical societies to be active in social media, including.. Facebook.. ,.. , and hosting several groups on.. LinkedIn.. AAHPM also has a.. blog.. to encourage discussion among hospice and palliative medicine professionals.. These sites generate awareness, support, knowledge and value to new audiences.. To increase awareness among healthcare professionals, the Academy sponsors.. Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBriefs.. and the satellite radio show and web program,.. Perspectives in Palliative Medicine.. on ReachMD.. To continue to expand its influence among key players, the Academy has become involved with numerous national organizations, including the.. Council of Medical Specialty Societies.. American Medical Association.. In 2008, AAHPM affiliated with the.. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.. , an established, well-respected journal that publishes peer-reviewed research focusing on pain management and palliative care.. Interest in Academy programs continues to grow – as members flock to sold-out.. Intensive Board Review.. Medical Director.. courses and attend the popular.. AAHPM HPNA Annual Assembly.. which has grown to more than 2,400 participants each year.. An expanded array of Academy products and programs, including the new.. UNIPAC.. series.. , the.. Hospice Medical Director Manual.. HPM FAST.. , helps to enhance knowledge and improve care..

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  • Title: Governance | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is a 501c(3) non-profit professional association founded in 1988.. AAHPM’s core purpose is to improve the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions through advancement of hospice and palliative medicine.. AAHPM is incorporated in the state of Florida and maintains its headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.. It is governed by a Board of Directors, Strategic Coordinating Committees and numerous subordinate committees and task forces.. Each year members are invited to nominate a colleague to run for a position on the Board of Directors or the Nominating Committee.. All eligible  ...   AAHPM, consists of 18 members.. View a listing of.. Past Presidents.. who have served the Academy since 1989.. The AAHPM.. bylaws.. , which govern the association, were updated in 2012.. strategic plan.. outlines the five strategic goals identified as current priorities for the Academy.. A Governance Structure has been established to advance the Academy’s strategic goals while strengthening the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine.. Members who wish to volunteer can review information regarding nearly 30.. committees and task forces.. addressing specific issues associated with hospice and palliative care and submit a Volunteer Interest Form to become involved..

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  • Title: Awards | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: The call for award nominations for the awards to be presented at the 2014 AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in San Diego, CA has closed.. AAHPM Lifetime Achievement Award.. Recognizes outstanding contributions and significant publications that have helped shape the direction of the field of hospice and palliative medicine.. Past Winners.. 2013: Robert M.. Arnold, MD FAAHPM.. 2012: Russell K.. Portenoy, MD.. 2011: Charles von Gunten, MD PhD FACP FAAHPM.. 2010: Eduardo Bruera, MD FAAHPM.. 2009: Diane E.. Meier, MD FACP FAAHPM.. 2008: Robert Twycross, DM FRCP.. 2007: Rosemary Gibson, MSc.. 2006: Neil MacDonald, MD.. 2005: Derek Doyle, MD.. 2004: Florence Wald, MS RN MN.. 2003: Kathleen M.. Foley, MD.. 2002: Dame Cicely Saunders, OM DBE FRCP.. 2001: Balfour M.. Mount, MD.. Holman AAHPM Distinguished Service Award.. Recognizes outstanding and dedicated service to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.. The award will be presented to an individual (or group) that has advanced the mission of the AAHPM in a significant and lasting way.. 2013: Daniel Fischberg, MD PhD.. 2012: Amy P.. Abernethy, MD FACP FAAHPM.. 2011: Charles Sasser, MD FACP FAAHPM.. 2010: Jean S.. Kutner, MD MSPH FAAHPM.. 2009: James F.. Cleary, MD FAChPM.. 2008: Dale Lupu, PhD.. 2007: Paul Rousseau, MD FAAHPM.. 2006: Porter Storey, MD FACP FAAHPM.. 2005: David Weissman, MD.. 2004: Charles F.. von Gunten, MD PhD FACP.. 2003: Susan Block, MD.. 2002: Ira R.. Byock, MD.. 2001: Gerald H.. Holman, MD FRCP FAAP and Michael H.. Levy, MD PhD.. The AAHPM Josefina B.. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award.. Recognizes a hospice medical director or hospice physician who provides the highest quality services and innovative programs and who demonstrates exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting.. 2013: Janet H.. Bull, MD FAAHPM.. 2012: Gail Austin Cooney, MD FAAHPM.. 2011: Chuck Wellman, MD FAAHPM.. 2010: Barry M.. Kinzbrunner, MD FAAHPM.. 2009: David M.. McGrew, MD FAAHPM.. 2008: Laurel H.. Herbst, MD.. 2007: Perry Fine, MD.. 2006: Cheryl Arenella, MD MPH.. 2005: Martha Twaddle, MD FAAHPM.. AAHPM Humanities Award.. Recognizes person(s) whose work has advanced the relationship between humanities and palliative care, and who have employed the discipline of the humanities to improve end-of-life care through community or professional education.. Candidates for the award include poets, artists, musicians, medical educators and others involved in medical humanities in the broadest terms.. 2013: Balfour M Mount, MD.. 2012: David Dosa, MD MPH.. 2011: Atul Gawande, MD MPHMA.. 2010: Rachel Naomi Remen, MD.. 2009: Authors of the Last Lecture; Randy Pausch, PhD and Jeffrey Zaslow.. 2008: Deidre Scherer.. 2007: Joan Didion.. 2006: Bill Moyers.. 2005: Jack Coulehan, MD MPH.. 2004: Robert Pope.. 2001: David Barnard, PhD and Sandra I.. Bertman, PhD.. Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care.. Recognizes meaningful, exemplary research contributions to the field of hospice and palliative care.. The recipient is expected to present his/her research within the broad context of the field of hospice and palliative care.. 2013: R.. Sean Morrison, MD FAAHPM.. 2012: J.. Randall Curtis,  ...   FACP FAAHPM.. 2009: Pallimed creator and contributers: Thomas E.. Quinn, APRN MSN AOCN CHPN; Christian T.. Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM, and Drew Rosielle, MD.. 2008: Terence L.. Gutgsell, MD.. 2007: Ann Allegre, MD FACP.. AAHPM Presidential Citation(s).. These award(s) acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of hospice and palliative medicine but do not qualify for consideration in other award categories.. Recommendations would be made by the President, Board members or leadership, and approved by the Board of Directors or Executive Committee.. This recognition would not have to be given each year – only when suitable and exceptional candidates are identified and selected.. It would also be limited to a maximum of three recipients (individuals or organizations) in a given year.. 2013: Christine K.. Cassel, MD, National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), Senator Ronald L.. Wyden.. 2012: Judy Lentz, RN MSN NHA, Myra J.. Christopher, The Pain Policy Studies Group.. 2011: Senator Sharon Carstairs, Canada, Lynn Hill-Spragens,The American Cancer Society.. 2010: Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Gail Sheehy, Steve Smith, CAE.. 2009: Tom Batiuk, Alexis Bakos, Dorothy Moga.. AAHPM Early Career Investigator Award.. Recognizes a member of AAHPM who is developing as a research leader, showing promise of making contributions to the development of a scientific foundation for practice and research, conducting or facilitating research by others that advances the field of hospice and palliative medicine, has a beginning record of scientific publications, and contributes to the AAHPM community at large.. The nominees for this award will not yet have achieved independence as an investigator (ie having R01 level funding, or its equivalent).. This award will be presented for the first time at the 2014 annual assembly.. AAHPM Paper Awards (formerly the AAHPM Awards for Young Investigators).. These awards recognize the top 5% of papers, as determined by the Scientific Subcommittee during the abstract review and scoring process.. There will be three award categories: (1) medical student and doctoral candidates (MD, DO or PhD), (2) post degree trainees (fellows and postdoctoral trainee), and (3) junior faculty.. You must be an AAHPM member to qualify for this award.. Junior Faculty Category.. 2013: Sriram Yennurajalingam, MD MS, Rashmi Sharma, MD MHS.. 2012: Rashmi Sharma, MD MHS, Anne Kinderman, MD.. 2011: Melissa Carlson, PhD MBA, Julie Childers, MD.. 2010: Karra Bikson, PhD MSW MA.. 2009: Renee D.. Boss, MD, Nathan Goldstein, MD, Christina Ullrich, MD.. 2008: Justin N.. Baker, MD and Kimberly S.. Johnson, MD MHS.. 2007: VJ Periyakoil, MD, Craig Blinderman, MD MA.. 2006: Maria Silveira, MD MA MPH, Karl Lorenz, MD MSHS.. 2005: Parag Bharadwaj, MD.. Physician-in-Training Category.. 2013: Wesam Aziz, MD, Benjamin Getter, D.. 2012: Huai Cheng, MD.. 2011: Jessica Merlin, MD MBA.. 2010: Tarik Hadid, MD.. 2009: Noel C.. Javier, MD.. 2008: Wael Lasheen.. 2007: Renee Boss, MD, Katherine Hauser, MD.. Student Category.. 2013: Dio Kavalieratos, PhD BPil.. 2012: Katherine Freund.. 2011: Emily Morell, BA.. 2010: Angelica Davila, MS.. 2009: Catherine A.. Pham.. 2008: Natalie Jacobowski, MD.. 2007: Laura Pilar Gelfman, MD.. 2006: Sean O'Neill..

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  • Title: Access Fund | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: Access Scholarship Fund.. Palliative Medicine Access Scholarship.. This scholarship provides financial support (including registration and $500 in travel expenses) to US-based physicians currently working in hospice and palliative medicine to attend the Annual Assembly.. Learn more.. about the scholarship.. Donating to the Fund.. Consider donating to the Palliative Medicine Access Fund to support scholarships for physicians to attend  ...   Mail a check to.. AAHPM Palliative Medicine Access Fund.. PO Box 839.. Glenview, IL 60025-0839.. Call AAHPM at 847.. 4712 and use your credit card.. AAHPM qualifies for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit corporation.. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisors for information about the deductibility of these donations..

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  • Title: Getting Involved | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: Getting Involved in AAHPM.. AAHPM encourages all members to participate in the organization's activities.. There are many ways you can become involved as an Academy member, from joining a Special Interest Group to serving on a committee to composing an article for the newsletter or journal.. The information below provides more detailed information.. Governance Structure.. Volunteer on a Committee or Task Force.. Additional Volunteer Opportunities.. Call for Volunteers now closed.. AAHPM's Board of Directors designed the Academy's.. governance structure.. to support the five.. strategic goals.. confirmed in 2011 as priorities for the next 3-5 years.. Strategic Coordinating Committees (SCCs) provide the oversight required to advance the goals associated with the Academy's Strategic Plan.. SCCs coordinate the charges, projects, and timelines of the subordinate committees and facilitate communication across strategic areas and between the committees and the Board.. 2013 Strategic Coordinating Committee Leadership.. Membership and Communities: Chair, David Wensel, DO.. Leadership and Workforce: Chair, Greg Sachs, MD.. Education and Training: Chair, Tim Holder, MD FAAFP.. Quality and Research: Chair, Sydney Dy, MD.. Advocacy and Awareness: Chair, Chad D.. Kollas, MD.. The current committees and task forces are:.. Academic Palliative Medicine Task Force.. Charged with developing and implementing a strategy for building a robust academic sector with the capacity for education, research and clinical program development.. Annual Assembly Committee.. Charged with designing a comprehensive educational experience including plenary, concurrent, and paper/poster sessions using evaluation and needs assessment data, educational abstract submissions, and knowledge of current issues.. Annual Assembly Scientific Program Sub-Committee.. Charged with reviewing, assessing and selecting abstracts, as well as determining paper and poster award winners.. Clinical Education Committee.. Charged with overseeing the educational programs and products designed for the clinical practice of hospice and palliative medicine (both foundational and advanced level).. All content will support the review and preparation for hospice and palliative medicine board exams, the clinical practice of hospice medical directors and ongoing advanced clinical practice competence.. Communities Committee.. Charged with managing the Academy’s constituency model by establishing and maintaining guidelines, policies, practices and other resources for special interest groups and forums.. Ethics Committee.. Charged with reviewing and providing guidance on specific ethical issues related to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, periodically reviewing relevant position statements, and raising ethical issues that should be brought to the attention of the SCC and Board.. External Awareness Task Force.. Charged with developing programs of outreach and education to relevant organizations, including the specialty societies of the ten  ...   AAHPM leadership; develops position statements; and oversees initiatives designed to inform and engage members around advocacy.. Committee working groups have been established to (1) track state-level policy concerns and develop an infrastructure to help members respond and (2) examine the role for HPM in emerging payment and delivery models.. Publications Committee.. Charged with strategic oversight, communication and coordination regarding AAHPM official publications, including the.. PC-FACs.. and AAHPM.. Quarterly.. Quality and Practice Standards Task Force.. Charged with addressing activities within and across the three-dimensional framework of practice settings, organizations working on measures and indicators, and institutional/physician payment systems.. Participates in the creation and dissemination of performance standards on behalf of AAHPM.. Research Committee.. Charged with recommending ways in which the Academy can promote training, funding and implementation of research.. The committee also collaborates with other national organizations to formulate a national research agenda for palliative care and advocate for increased funding.. Additional Opportunities.. Review Educational Content.. Review manuscripts or presentations and provide feedback/recommendations to primary author/faculty.. Serve as an Item Writer for Practice Exams.. Using guidelines/training provided by AAHPM, research, write and edit multiple choice questions.. Write an Article.. A great way to get involved in AAHPM is to write an article for the journal or newsletter.. AAHPM welcomes articles written by members in all areas of hospice and palliative medicine.. AAHPM Quarterly.. author guidelines.. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.. author guidelines.. Contribute to the Blog (.. aahpmblog.. ).. Write a blog post on any subject related to hospice and palliative medicine.. It should be brief (average is 250 words) and represent you—your personality, your personal experiences, and your views.. Blog once or blog often.. Submit an Abstract for the Annual Assembly.. The Annual Assembly Committee issues three separate calls for proposals for the Assembly.. The first call, for clinically-based workshops and concurrent sessions, is in the early Spring.. The second call, for research-based sessions, is in the Summer.. The third call, for professionals and professionals in training case submissions, is in the Fall.. Watch the "Learn" section of aahpm.. org for more information and submission directions.. Join a Community.. Special Interest Groups (SIGs).. provide a forum for interested members to discuss topics of common interest.. All the SIGs meet at the AAHPM Annual Assembly and interact virtually throughout the year.. To join a SIG, just mark the appropriate box on the membership application,.. update your profile.. through the online membership database, or call Member Services at 847..

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  • Title: 25th Anniversary Campaign Background | Aahpm.org
    Descriptive info: In honor of AAHPM's 25th Anniversary, it's not only time to reflect on the past but also to.. prepare for the major challenges that lie ahead.. Due to the growing population of adults and children living with serious illness, more families need support.. This historic demographic shift is already placing larger demands on the profession and is creating a significant workforce gap.. In addition to having.. fewer doctors bedside.. , this workforce shortage could thrust clinicians into leadership roles with little to no training and limited support.. Further, uncertainty within the U.. S.. health care system, rising medical costs, looming government budget cuts, and legislative and regulatory changes could place.. patients at increased risk.. To meet future needs, AAHPM launched the Shaping the Future Campaign.. Under the visionary leadership of three co-chairs,.. Ira Byock, MD FAAHPM.. Christine S.. Ritchie, MD MSPH  ...   the $1.. 5 million goal.. The current AAHPM operating budget cannot meet imminent needs.. With these increased funds and your support, more patients and families will receive quality hospice and palliative care.. Your donation to the.. will:.. Bridge the Imminent Workforce Gap.. Educate the Specialists and the Generalists.. Facilitate Advocacy and Raise Awareness.. Join AAHPM members in shaping the future.. Please take this opportunity to join your colleagues and make a multi-year pledge or one-time donation today.. Your tax-deductible gift will help redouble the workforce, educate the specialist and generalist, and facilitate advocacy and raise awareness.. Donate now.. For information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. For questions, contact Member Services, via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 847.. Questions?.. Click here.. for a list of FAQs..

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