The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s (AAHPM) is the professional organization dedicated to advancing hospice and palliative care and improving the care of patients with serious illness. Our activities focus on professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and public policy advocacy. AAHPM is pleased to provide resources for integrating palliative care into your oncology practice:
Essential Practices of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (formerly UNIPACs) is a critical resource for healthcare practitioners and practitioners in training who want to incorporate the principles of hospice and palliative medicine into their daily practice. All 9 modules are paperback books. You can also purchase online, confidence-based learning modules that offer CME and MOC credits.
Join us in Boston, March 14-17, for the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization that represents physicians who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. ASCO’s efforts also are directed toward advocating for policies that provide access to high-quality care for all patients with cancer and at supporting the increased funding for clinical and translational research. ASCO has nearly 45,000 members worldwide, with international members from more than 140 countries. The Society is led by President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and CEO Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO. Learn more about ASCO.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is the premier radiation oncology society in the world, with more than 10,000 members who are physicians, nurses, biologist, physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and other health care professionals that specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies. As the leading organization in radiation oncology, the Society is dedicated to improving patient care through professional education and training, support for clinical practice and health policy standards, advancement of science and research, and advocacy. ASTRO publishes three medical journals, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Practical Radiation Oncology, and Advances in Radiation Oncology, developed and maintains an extensive patient website; and created the Radiation Oncology Institute, a non-profit foundation to support research and education efforts around the world that enhance and confirm the critical role of radiation therapy in improving cancer treatment.
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education of supportive care professionals worldwide. The mission of MASCC is to improve the supportive care of people with cancer, from diagnosis, through treatment and survival to the end of life. It operates in collaboration with the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Founded in 1990, MASCC now includes members from over 70 countries. MASCC provides practice resources and clinical guidelines and publishes the Supportive Care in Cancer journal. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.