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SUMMER 2012 3 Contents President’s Message: Personal Reflections on the Meaning of Our Brand............................................... 4 Advocacy Update: Together We Are Stronger: Amplifying the Voice of AAHPM in the Public Policy Arena...... 6 Educational Sessions and Social Media Usage Increase at the 2012 Annual Assembly ................................ 8 Quarterly Progress Report: AAHPM Points of Progress .........10 Medical Marijuana: What Should Palliative Care Specialists Know? .......................................... 12 Billing & Coding: Q & A on Nurse Practitioners ................. 16 AAHPM Poster Award Winners............................... 17 The Art of Caring: The Stories We Carry and Continue.......... 18 AAHPM Communities Update............................... 20 2013 Annual Assembly: Abstract Submission Deadline.......... 21 AAHPM News ............................................. 22 2012 Board of Directors Officers Timothy E. Quill, MD FACP FAAHPM President Ronald J. Crossno, MD FAAFP FAAHPM Immediate Past President Amy P. Abernethy, MD FACP FAAHPM President Elect Solomon Liao, MD FAAHPM Treasurer Jean S. Kutner, MD MSPH FAAHPM Secretary Directors at Large F. Amos Bailey, MD FACP FAAHPM Bruce H. Chamberlain, MD FACP FAAHPM Daniel Fischberg, MD PhD Sarah Friebert, MD FAAP FAAHPM Tara C. Friedman, MD FAAHPM Susan LeGrand, MD FACP FAAHPM John F. Manfredonia, DO FACOFP FAAHPM Christine S. Ritchie, MD MSPH FACP FAAHPM Christian T. Sinclair, MD FAAHPM Jay R. Thomas, MD PhD Charles V. Wellman, MD FAAHPM Joanne Wolfe, MD MPH AAHPM Quarterly Editorial Board Editor in Chief Paul Rousseau, MD FAAHPM palliativedoctor@aol.com Marcin Chwistek, MD FAAHPM Tara Friedman, MD FAAHPM Jane Loitman, MD MS FAAHPM Lucille Marchand, MD BSN Dennis Pacl, MD FAAP FACP Porter Storey, MD FACP FAAHPM VOL. 13 Send address changes, administrative correspondence, or letters to the editor to AAHPM, 4700 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025-1485, 847.375.4712, fax 847.375.6475, e-mail info@ aahpm.org. AAHPM Quarterly is published by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. © 2012 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Advertising is accepted. Contact Randi Romanek at 847.375.4848 or rromanek@connect2amc.com. The information presented and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Any clinical or technical recommendations made by the authors must be weighed against the healthcare provider’s own judgment and the accepted guidelines published on the subject. Editorial Board Management Steve R. Smith, MS CAE Executive Director/CEO Jennifer Bose Coordinator, Marketing and Membership Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW Director, Education and Training Laura G. Davis, CAE Director, Marketing and Membership Angie Forbes Manager, Education and Training Patrick Hermes, MS Manager, Health Policy and Advocacy Jacqueline M. Kocinski, MPP Director, Health Policy and Government Relations Jerrod Liveoak Senior Managing Editor Katie Macaluso Managing Editor Terrie McKissack Administrator Emily Muse Manager, Communities and Programs Peggy Reilly Director, Governance and Operations Randi Romanek Sales Manager Christina Rowe Program Coordinator Tracy Sawires Administrator Porter Storey, MD FACP FAAHPM Executive Vice President Sally Weir Director, Fellowship Grant Program

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