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In this newly developed three-part webinar/town hall series, HMDCs share their experiences and hospice knowledge to aid in the professional development of their certified colleagues.

This series is FREE for all certified physicians, and you are welcome to register for as many sessions as you want (although, we encourage you to attend all three)!

Click the Register button below each session description to sign-up. If you have any questions or need help registering, email Gina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All sessions will be recorded and available for review by registered attendees. CME is not currently available for these sessions.


Session 1: August 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm CT

The Physician as the Patient: Learning from HMDCs’ Experiences
Hear from your fellow HMDCs about their experience as the patient and how that has impacted their delivery of care. This session will include a live open discussion with panelists, followed by a Q&A from the audience.

Tommie Farrell, MD FAAHPM HMDC (Leukemia patient) 

Allison E. Jordan, MD FAAHPM HMDC (Breast cancer patient) 
John Mulder, MD FAAHPM HMDC (Lung transplant recipient) 

Click here to review the course objectives. 

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Session 2: October 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm CT

Town Hall with National Organization Leaders
Join this exciting conversation with HAPC leaders from national organizations, including AAHPM and NHPCO. This session will include 30 minutes of moderated Q&A and 30 minutes of open Q&A from the audience. We encourage you to bring your burning questions!

David Wensel, DO FAAHPM HMDC – HMDCB Secretary/Treasurer

Balu Natarajan, MD HMDC – Board of Directors, NHPCO: National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Joe Rotella, MD FAAHPM MBA HMDC – Chief Medical Officer, AAHPM: American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Karl Steinberg, MD CMD FAAFP HEC-C HMDC – President, AMDA: The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Ada Stewart, MD HMDC – President, American Academy of Family Physicians

Course objectives will be posted soon!

Register Session 2! 

Session 3: December 16, 2021 at 11:00 am CT

The Changing Requirements of HMDs
Learn from three experienced HMDCs about the changing requirements of today’s hospice physician/Medical Director. This session will include a 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

Bethany Snider, MD FAAHPM HMDC 

Course objectives will be posted soon!

Register Session 3!

HMDCB thanks our Series Sponsors for their generous support!


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Sponsor supports allows HMDCB to offer this series for free.

We encourage you to visit the sponsors’ websites to learn more about the work they do.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Bruce Hammond at