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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 nominations received are forwarded to the AAHPM Nominating Committee for consideration.

The Board of Directors, the governing body of 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.

The 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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