Held between 25 and 28 February in Philadelphia, US, the event brought together over 3000 hospice and palliative care workers and volunteers from across the United States.
Some highlights have included:
- Atul Gawande, physician and author of ‘Being Mortal’ gave today’s plenary.
- The recently released ‘Measuring what Matters’ consensus project was presented. The project was launched by AAHPM & HPNA to ensure palliative and hospice care patients receive the highest quality care by identifying the 10 best existing indicators.
- Drs David and Debbie Oliver were awarded the Project on Death in America (PDIA) Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award. Dr Debbie Oliver was present to receive the award, while Dr David had his say via video. The PDIA awards recognise leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the field of hospice and palliative care. Follow David Oliver’s video blog online.
- Mary Callaway and Rebecca Kirch both received AAHPM Presidential Citations, while Michael Levy was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
- There was a great turnout for the The End of Life Conversation Dinner, with the theme: ‘Let’s talk about death, baby’.
Throughout proceedings, the Lego Palliatuers were in attendance, networking with the best of them.
Find out more about the Assembly online and follow @aahpm, #hpm and #hpm15 on Twitter to keep up with all the action.