Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pallimed Readers Task: What did you learn from the Annual Assembly?

It is so wonderful to be able to drink in from the fountain of knowledge and networking that is the 2010 AAHPM / HPNA Annual Assembly, but it is also important to share that knowledge with your co-workers. Since 2006 when the University of Kansas Palliative Care Fellowship (in conjunction with Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care) started we have had two hours of review scheduled in place of the usual lectures. This serves a purpose for further discussion about important points from the meeting amongst the attendees but even more critical the passing of knowledge to those who could not attend. Why should the knowledge dead-end with you if you went?

At these meetings we encourage attendees to make a one-page handout to distribute highlighting key facts learned.

So this year to pass on the knowledge, I invite all Pallimed readers who attended the Annual Assembly to make a one-page handout for your organization, but to also send it to me so we can share those pearls on Pallimed.

When you send me your handout please use the following basic format:

  • Name
  • Discipline
  • Organization
  • It is OK to have a section for General Tips
  • For tips from specific talks, please list the Title of the talk (and speaker if you have it)

When you send it to me please specify if you would like to have your tips aggregated anonymously with the whole or published as a whole under your name. A disclaimer on the tips will be made to specify that none of it constitutes specific medical advice and should be verified with other sources.

Even if a few of you send me your handout, we can really crowdsource this (a la Wikipedia) and find out what the major tips were.

Thanks in advance.

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