2023 Virtual Leadership Forum: Ignite

The 2023 Virtual Ignite Leadership Forum is designed to support hospice and palliative care professionals as they develop the capabilities necessary to lead their organization in implementing new directions. This program includes a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary faculty and learners from diverse backgrounds and practice settings. Sessions are designed to provide emerging interprofessional palliative and hospice leaders with insights into their individual leadership strengths and growth opportunities to advance their leadership contributions and career as you develop your leadership skills to find the path to "Yes!" This course is designed to enhance the understanding of leadership skills for all palliative care providers including but not limited to physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, and pharmacists. It caters to diverse backgrounds and career stages, aiming to broaden their knowledge in a variety of care settings.

Target Audience

Hospice Medical Directors
HPM Physicians
Nurse Practitioners

Learning Outcomes

Desired outcomes include:
1. Distinguish between the 34 Talent Areas of Strengths for self and other team members.
2. Evaluate opportunities for applying individual strengths and devise plans to encourage growth and improve abilities to apply talents to those on your team.
3. Create actional solutions to career and team challenges with a strengths-based approach to create consistent positive outcomes.
4. Learn how strengths can be applied to build resilience for you and your team.
1. Recognize common HPM leader strengths and discover strategies in leadership conversations that lean into those strengths.
2.Identify phrases that can be used successfully in leadership conversations.
3.Practice phrases that can be helpful when advocating your position as a leader.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 ABIM MOC
  • 5.00 ABP MOC
  • 5.00 CME (physician only)
  • 5.00 Participation
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Activity Expires: 
Member cost:

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Christina Rowe, MSOL
Katie Neuendorf, MD FAAHPM

Leah Farfan, BA
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Liz Watson, BA
Angie Tryfonopoulos, BS
Theresa Nissen, BA
Laura Witt, MS-HSM
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.

Evaluation period closes November 30, 2023, at 11:59pm CT for claiming CME credit.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

This activity is planned in the context of one or more of the ABMS/ACGME Competencies including Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice and Work in Interdisciplinary Teams. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 5.0 MOC medical knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit. By submitting your CME activity evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit completion information to ACCME to grant respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable.

Evaluation period closes November 30, 2023, at 11:59pm CT for claiming MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 ABIM MOC
  • 5.00 ABP MOC
  • 5.00 CME (physician only)
  • 5.00 Participation


Member cost:
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