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Attend one of AAHPM's exceptional educational events. The Academy's top-notch programs deliver quality content and bring together the best and brightest in hospice and palliative medicine.


Hospice Medical Director Certification Resources

AAHPM has many resources to help you prepare for the exam.

On-demand videos

Highly rated sessions from the 2013 Annual Assembly hosted by the Hospice Education Network that offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and social workers.

• Our Double-Edged Sword: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Balancing Symptom Control with Diversion and Safety Concerns
• Palliative Care "Bucket List" Skills Learned from a Difficult Case
• Palliative Wound Care
• Speed Dating with Pharmacists: 50 Practical Med Tips

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"Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioids: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care"

FDA approved prescriber education that includes continuing education credits available at no cost – you pick the modality that best meets your needs.

These educational activities are supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Program Companies (RPC).

These activities are intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Available today on your iPad!

• Evidence-based information on safe and effective prescribing
• Practical information for patient education on safe use, storage and disposal
• 3 CME credits
• Includes videos, polls, tools and resources
• Yours FREE!

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This three-part series hosted by Medscape will educate clinicians on how to reduce the potential for serious adverse outcomes resulting from inappropriate prescribing, misuse, and abuse of ER/LA opioid analgesics while ensuring continued access for patients with legitimate need for these drugs. 3 CME Credits.
Expires 7/25/14

This two-part recorded webinar series hosted by AAHPM features Ronald J. Crossno, MD, FAAFP FAAHPM and John Manfredonia, DO FACOFP FAAHPM is available as synchronized PowerPoint and audio or audio only. Content focuses on the balance between successfully managing patients' pain and the complex issues of misuse, abuse, addition, and diversion. 2 CME Credits.
Expires 10/31/16

HMDC PREP™ 1st edition (Coming Soon)

This 75-item online practice test is based on the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Exam (HMDCB) Blueprint. Get ready for the exam by assessing your knowledge in hospice practice and management.

HPM PASS 2nd edition

This online practice test is designed to simulate the board certification exam and help you assess your understanding of hospice and palliative medicine. Learn more.

Access previously purchased HPM PASS and HPM FAST products.

HPM FAST 2nd edition

Updated in 2012! Assess your knowledge in key areas of hospice and palliative medicine with the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Focused Assessment and Study Tool. Learn more.

MOC Part II Credits are now available for ABIM certified physicians.

UNIPAC amplifireTM modules

Each UNIPAC in the 4th edition series has a corresponding online confidence-based learning module delivered using amplifireTM software.

4 AMA PRA Category 1Credits are available upon completion of each of the 9 modules.


4.0 American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits are available as of January 1, 2014 upon completion of each of the 9 modules.



These resources provide comprehensive information on palliative care and hospice for practitioners in all variety of practice settings.

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Recording Library

Access the growing library of cutting-edge content from experts in the field that is available to you when and where you need it.

Webinar Recordings

available in MP3 (Audio) or MP4 (Webinar) format.

  • Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in HPM: Communicating AAHPM's Choosing Wisely® Recommendations to Patients and the Public (2013) Fischberg, Hanson, Rotella, Smith, Widera - Webinar Recording

  • Developing Best Practices in Billing and Coding for Providers in Hospice and Palliative Care (2012) Bull - Webinar Recording or Audio Recording

  • Top Ten Pharmacomistakes at End of Life (2012) McPherson - Webinar Recording or Audio Recording

  • Regulatory and Compliance Issues: What Today's Hospice Physician Needs to Know (2012) Bull, Cunningham - Webinar Recording or Audio Only

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine: What Are the Next Steps for a Match (National Resident Matching Program) (2012) Signer - Webinar Recording

  • Agitation in the Context of Serious and End-of-Life (2011) Irwin - Audio Recording

  • Implantable Cardio-Defibrillators: What the Palliative Care Practitioner Needs to Know (2011) Peled - Audio Recording

  • Methadone: A Love/Hate Relationship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2010) Garner - Webinar Recording or Audio Recording

  • The Art and Science of Prognostication (2010) Bull - Webinar Recording or Audio Recording

2012 Intensive Board Review Course Recordings

Learn from distinguished faculty presenting fast-paced synchronized audio and didactic PowerPoint presentations.

Best of 2012 Annual Assembly Recordings

We've made it easy for you to hear one or more of the best sessions from the 2012 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. MP3 downloads.

State of the Science (103) - a case-based review of 2011 journal articles that have an impact on hospice and palliative medicine.

Speed Dating With Pharmacists: 50 Practical Medication Tips at End of Life (406) - Three pharmacists team up to provide practical tips for managing complex medication issues in advanced illness.

Three case studies with practical implications (409)-  A La Casa, Por Favor! (409A) - care of Hispanic patients and use of interpreters, A Tale of Two Realities: How Memory Loss Affects End-of-life Care for a Patient, Their Family, and Their Care Team (409B) - a framework for support (in relation to "truth telling") for a critically ill patient with cognitive impairment, their family and their care staff & Can Mental Illness be a Terminal Diagnosis? Palliation in a Suicide Attempt (409C) - compares mental illness with other recognized terminal illnesses using dialogue between medical, surgical, and psychiatric specialties; discusses cases of self injurious behavior and patients that may suffer more by pursuing curative treatment.

Caring for Oneself to Care for Others (504) - a look at validated methods to promote self awareness and self care while interfacing with the suffering of patients with advanced illness and their families.

Can Delirium Be Prevented in Palliative Care? Incorporating the Lessons of Geriatrics, Oncology, and Surgery (505) - an evidence-based review of delirium prevention from the geriatrics, oncology, and surgery literature; glean insights and apply this body of work to our palliative care practices.

Is More Necessarily Better? Managing the Complexities of Polypharmacy in Pediatric Patients with Advanced Illnesses (506) - case-based discussion of polypharmacy in pediatric patients with advanced illnesses; common drug-drug interactions and strategies to minimize the problem for this patient population and their families.

Driving Miss Daisy: Should Our Hospice Patients Be Driving? (512) - a hospice physician and occupational therapist/driving rehabilitation specialist review current literature on driving ability, demonstrate screening tests useable in the patient's home; and relevant state laws.

Giving Feedback to Palliative Care Learners (522) - a skill-building session using specific strategies to overcome the challenges of giving feedback to palliative care learners.

2013 Annual Assembly Recordings

More than 100 sessions are available in MP3 format DVD for content where you want it, when you want it. Increase your knowledge and gain insights into all aspects of your practice.

2012 Annual Assembly Recordings

2011 Annual Assembly Recordings

2011 Hospice Medical Director Course Recording

Updated and redesigned, this 2011 Hospice Medical Director Course recording is structured to inform and empower hospice medical directors from a diversity of settings to strive for the highest standards of clinical care, leadership and professionalism.

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