Announcements

  • 2021 Call for Poster Abstracts

    Share your expertise with the Home Care Medicine community by submitting a poster abstract for the 2021 Annual Meeting Poster Hall. 

    Don't delay - the deadline for 2021 Poster Abstracts is June 25, 2021. 

    Submission Type
    AAHCM supports two categories of submission: Clinical or Research.

    Clinical abstracts should be either (1) clinical vignettes or (2) single practice innovations. Clinical vignettes could include unique presentations of common diseases, unusual clinical findings, as well as challenging patient and/or family encounters. Vignettes may also include unique or innovative solutions to patient and/or family needs. Practice innovations could include novel ways to meet the clinical and non-clinical needs of patients and families as well as operational improvements leading to better outcomes. All practice innovations should provide replicable ideas for implementation at other home-based medical care practices.

    Scientific abstracts should present the results of purposeful and systematic research aimed at better understanding the field of home-based medical care. Research could include epidemiological or health services investigations of patients and/or caregivers. Research could include studies sharing insights on quality, patient outcomes, cost of care, and/or patient experience. Abstracts in this category must have replicable methods, clear analytic approaches, and data for presentation.

    Submit now or visit the AAHCM Annual Meeting webpage for additional details. 

  • 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting - Call for Speakers -

    You are invited to submit a proposal for this year’s virtual annual ameeting — Home-Based Medical Care: Leadership Across the Landscape.

    For more than 25 years the Academy has represented the forefront of medical care in the home, and this year we will explore the transforming landscape of Home-Based Medical Care. Increasingly, primary, palliative, hospital, urgent, and interdisciplinary care have moved to the home. The pandemic has only reinforced this need and accelerated the trend.

    Taking place virtually, October 29–30, 2021, the Annual Meeting will convene academic leaders, policy authorities, Veterans Administration experts, researchers, as well as clinical and operational professionals to bring to lie the new and changing opportunities in home-based medical care.

    Primary Session Categories:

    • Clinical Practice
    • Cultural Awareness/ Health Equity
    • Education
    • Health Policy/Legislation
    • Interdisciplinary Care Teams
    • Population Health
    • Practice Leadership and Operations

    The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 16, and you may submit more than one proposal for consideration. We hope you’ll take advantage of this unique opportunity to contribute your valuable experience to advancing the field of Home-Based Medical Care — without even leaving your home!

    Please visit the AAHCM website to learn more about 2021 and past Annual Meetings, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

     

  • AAHCM presents an important and timely member webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination: Progress and Partnershi

    Vaccine information is evolving daily and AAHCM is dedicated to keeping our members informed about access and best practices in getting vaccines to vulnerable homebound patients.

     

    Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 pm EST for an important, members-only webinar about the progress home-based medicine providers are making to get their patients vaccinated. Hear from a panel of practitioners who are implementing creative and innovative ways to engage with community partnerships to support their patients.

     

    This webinar will update AAHCM members about the progress home-based medicine providers are making to get their homebound patients vaccinated. Hear from practices who are implementing creative and innovative ways to engage with community partnerships to support their patients.

    Moderators

    • Rachel Miller, MD, MsED Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Director of Education, Division of Geriatrics; Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia VA Hospital

     

    • Melissa Morgan Gouveia, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Christiana Care

      Our Panel of Experts
    • Rafael Hernandez, MD, Founder, Domus Care Solutions

     

    • Sean Lyons, Lead Paramedic, Medical Care at Home, Cleveland Clinic

    • Megan Lee, MSN, RN, Senior Director of Nursing and Agency, UWHealth | Care Direct

    • Won M. Lee, MD, Medical Director, Home Care Program, Section of Geriatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

    • Tracy Smith, PA-C, MHA Director of Professional Development, Housecall Doctors Medical Group and Residentialist Housecall Medical Group

    • Mia Yang, MD, Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Wake Forest Baptist Health

     

    Join the conversation and take advantage of this important event covering one of home care medicine's most critical topics - the COVID19 vaccine.

    Register Now

     

  • AAHCM Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and Management

    AAHCM Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and Management

    Member education and advocacy are a large part of what we do at the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and we are diligently following the rapidly evolving national roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine. As providers working with medically complex patients in the home, you undoubtedly have questions about the procurement, availability, and management of this vital vaccine, particularly among our members from independent practices.

    AAHCM understands that getting this vaccine into the hands of home care medicine providers is critical to ensuring the health of our most vulnerable homebound patient population and should be a priority.

    Here’s what AAHCM is doing for our members and the field:

    • AAHCM leaders are working closely with our policy consultant Healthsperien to address the issue of vaccine access and prioritization on a Federal level and to create tools for members to advocate at the state level.
    • On the educational front, AAHCM has convened a clinical advisory group focused on developing guidance for members on vaccine management. This advisory group is actively meeting to address important questions such as:
    • How will home healthcare providers obtain the vaccine?
    • What are the recommended practices for vaccine management?
    • What educational materials do providers need for patients on the benefits of the vaccine and to dispel myths that may deter patients from receiving it?
    • How will side effects be monitored?

    Access to this groundbreaking vaccine, for our patients and team members, is of critical importance and we are working diligently to address this issue. Stay tuned as we continue to roll out important information in the coming days to weeks!