I’m passing on this call for nominations from the American Board of Internal Medicine for an expert to serve on the Practice Improvement Module for Primary Palliative Care. Please consider nominating someone, or yourself!
Call for Nominations
Primary Palliative Care PIM
The ABIM requests nominations to its Expert Panel for a new PIM (
This panel will be responsible for identifying or developing clinical measures that address important issues in primary palliative care for patients with multiple chronic conditions and functional impairment or with specific diagnoses such as solid tumors that are not amenable to treatment or non–transplant eligible end-stage renal or liver disease. Topics include, but are not limited to, identification and treatment of pain, dyspnea, and other symptoms; goal setting with patients and family/caregivers; family/caregiver engagement and support; and appropriate and timely referrals to palliative specialty care and hospice.
The work will begin in late 2010 and will continue for approximately one year. Two one-day meetings in
Physicians who serve on this panel must be enrolled in the Maintenance of Certification program or hold a time-limited certificate in their specialty. The ABIM is an equal-opportunity organization that strongly encourages nominations of women and minorities; more specifically, ABIM will accept nominations regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national original, age, disability, sexual preference, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Nominations will be accepted from both individuals and organizations, but all nominations must be of a specific individual. Nominations must be received by November 15, 2010 and must include:
- A letter of nomination, addressing the nominee’s specific expertise
- A curriculum vitae
- A completed nomination form (email Rebecca below for form)
- A completed disclosure form (email Rebecca below for form)
by: Alex Smith