In a matter of one week, the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston transformed from a few rolled up carpets, posters, and chairs to a convention center full of energy, information, and more than 2,400 hospice and palliative medicine professionals. Tweets using the #AAHPM or #HPMAssembly hash tag numbered at 834, AAHPM’s blog team posted 28 blog posts during the Assembly, and the blog received views from 37 states and 10 countries. In addition to the many outstanding educational sessions, this year’s meeting featured a number of new programs, including a book club, medical & nursing student forum, and additional initiatives to be green. Please enjoy the following photos from AAHPM’s largest Annual Assembly yet. Click on the photo to enlarge.

We’re thankful for all of you who attended and contributed to the success of the meeting, and we look forward to planning an exciting 2011 meeting in Vancouver, Canada!

The AAHPM Resource Center, ready for opening reception attendees Wednesday!

New members and board members alike socialized Wednesday during the New Member Reception

President Elect Ron Crossno proudly marks his connection from Texas to Boston

About 30-35 medical students had the opportunity to learn about the field from HPM leaders during the first-ever medical student forum on Saturday

Outgoing President Gail Austin Cooney addresses plenary attendees Saturday morning


Many thanks go out to the AAHPM & HPNA Program Chairs, Daniel Fischberg (left) and Patrick Coyne (right).

More than 120 people attended a book club session Saturday to discuss the implications of Drew Faust's This Republic of Suffering in their practice.

Thanks for a great time in Boston. We'll see you next year in Vancouver!