2019 AAHCM Annual Meeting - Home Care Medicine Conference
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2019 American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended, exhibited at, sponsored, and supported the AAHCM 2019 Annual Meeting.

Please save the date for the 2020 Annual Meeting, October 22-24, at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL.

Optimizing and Innovating: Shaping the Future of Home Care Medicine

Loews Chicago O'Hare
October 17-19, 2019
Rosemont, IL

Why Attend?

The AAHCM Annual Meeting will be an independent standalone conference for the third year, building on our previous success of providing leading edge clinical and practice administration content.

Focused on the issues and challenges that face the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals providing in-home primary care, you will learn from innovators in the field about the latest advancements in delivering and managing home care medicine.

This conference provides clinicians with training and education on the unique aspects of providing home based medical care as well as understanding of how to sustain these medical practices.

At the AAHCM 2019 Annual Meeting, you'll be able to:

  • Learn from key leaders in the field during our program sessions
  • Build your community through our many onsite networking opportunities
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends during our poster presentations

Stay up-to-date on the latest home care medicine industry trends and issues. As an attendee, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from policy thought leaders about how to make the most of payment models in home care medicine
  • Use data analytics to make process improvements
  • Participate in sessions integrating the full health care delivery system in the home
  • Discuss current clinical topics, including the challenging behaviors of dementia and caregiver support
  • Explore the world of polypharmacy
  • Learn about improving quality, optimizing, and innovating the work already being done in the field
  • Navigate approaching tough patient conversations with courage and empathy
  • Experience discussion surrounding the incorporation of social determinants of health, telemedicine, and telehealth options in new and existing programs

Register for the Annual Meeting

Sign up on or before September 13th to save on your registration!


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Looking for pricing or to register by mail/fax/email? Download our Individual Registration Form

Registering 5 or more individuals? Save $$$ by registering your group with our Group Registration Form.

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Full Schedule


Friday Keynote Announced - Amy Berman, RN LHD FAAN, The John A. Hartford Foundation


AAHCM is excited to announce that Amy Berman, RN LHD FAAN, will be the Friday morning opening keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Health care delivery often fails to address the unique needs of older adults leading to needless harms.  The Age-Friendly Health System movement focuses on reliably delivering essential elements care for older adults across the care continuum.  Learn how the AAHCM community is an integral part of the Age-Friendly Health System movement.  
Amy Berman is a Senior Program Officer with The John A. Hartford Foundation.  She leads the Foundation’s development and dissemination of innovative, cost-effective models of care that improve health outcomes for older adults, including the Foundation’s work to advance Home-based Primary Care (HBPC). This work includes support for the use of the Qualified Clinical Data Registry led by Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins and Christine Ritchie of Dana Farber; national training infrastructure for HBPC teams led by Tom Cornwell of the Home-Centered Care Institute; and AAHCM advocacy efforts including the HBPC Toolkit.   

Berman has been the recipient of numerous honors for her advocacy on behalf of older adults. She received the Presidential Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Civitas Award from the American Academy of Nursing for her policy and advocacy efforts. The international honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, established the Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nurse Leadership Award in 2012.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from NYU, a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University, and a Geriatric Scholar Certificate from the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers. 


Saturday AM Keynote Announced - Sarah Szanton, PhD ANP FAAN, Johns Hopkins University


AAHCM is excited to announce that Sarah L. Szanton, PhD ANP FAAN, will be the Saturday morning keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Informed by her pioneering work in the development of CAPABLE, Dr. Stanton will be speaking on what we as an industry are doing about function and the home environment in home based primary care. 
Dr. Szanton is the Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor, Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  


She tests interventions to reduce health disparities among older adults which have been disseminated in multiple States. She is a PBS “Next Avenue 2016 Influencers in Aging” a list of thought-leaders who are changing how we age.


Szanton completed undergraduate work in African-American Studies at Harvard University, a bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. She has been by funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center, and multiple Foundations.  



Closing Keynote Announced - H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, Avisos Partners

AAHCM is excited to announce that H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, will be the closing speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting. He will be speaking on the power that associations bring to their industries and how individuals can maximize their engagement and reap the benefits of being connected to these driving forces of change. 


A seasoned healthcare management executive, Steve has over 35 years of experience in healthcare association management. Currently, Steve works as a consultant with a focus on governance, business strategy and international expansion.


From 2000 through 2017, Lieber served as President/CEO of HIMSS, the largest healthcare association focused on healthcare information technology (HIT). In his strategic leadership role, Lieber established the Society as a global leader on electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption, and certification. 
He also expanded HIMSS scope to encompass ambulatory IT, healthcare business information systems in addition to HIMSS leadership in acute care clinical information systems. This resulted in HIMSS growing by 10x in audience size and annual revenues.
A nationally-recognized commentator on health policy in general and specifically healthcare IT trends and issues, Lieber is a regular speaker and contributor to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts, private sector initiatives and other non-profit organizations.  


Travel and Area Information

Learn more about the host hotel and why Rosemont/Chicago is the place to visit!

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CME Information

Learn about all the Continuing Education credits available at the 2019 AAHCM Annual Meeting. Continue to check back often as more types of credit become available.


The AAHCM Annual Meeting Preconference, presented by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019.



House Calls: Achieving Clinical Excellence and Sustainability

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clinical Session:

You’ll leave this case-based session with insights into advanced dementia, addressing acute behavioral disturbances, transitions of care and care coordination, palliative/supportive care, and end-of-life in the care of homebound patients and their caregivers..

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Practice Management Session:

You’ll leave this session with guidance that can be immediately operationalized to create your path to
sustainability. This session will focus on advanced coding & billing, efficiencies in house call practices, and value proposition.


Learn more about the HCCI Preconference, House Calls: Achieving Clinical Excellence and Sustainability.


Students and Residents

Learn more about travel grant opportunities and meeting discounts for students, residents, and fellows!


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring? Click here or download the Supporter Prospectus to see how you can support the AAHCM Annual Meeting.