b'PALLIATIVE CARE RETREAT & RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM11Deepshikha Ashana, MD, MBA, MS,is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University. Her research broadly focuses on identifying mechanisms by which clinicians and health systems contribute to racial disparities in serious illness care. Her current work uses mixed methods to understand the impact of traumatic life events among families of ICU patients, specifically in the context of surrogate decision making about life support therapies. Dr. Ashana is a member of the AAHPM anda 2021 NPCRC Kornfeld Scholars Award [email protected] A. Aslakson, MD, PhD,is a critical care anesthesiologist, palliative care physician and researcher, tenured Professor, and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Triple boarded in anesthesia, critical care, and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Aslakson is an active researcher with a research, academic, and clinical goal to improve delivery of equitable and effective palliative care, particularly to perioperative and critically ill populations. Having published over 80 papers and book chapters, she has received funding from numerous organizations, including PCORI, AHRQ, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, and NPCRC (she was a 2011 JFCDA recipient and a 2017 TIA recipient). She is highly active in AAHPM, including being a member of the Research Committee from 2013-2021 (Chair 2018-2021) and the current Chair of the Quality and Research Strategic Coordinating [email protected] Ast, MSW, LCSW,and PhD student, serves as Director of Quality and Research for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). She is a licensed clinical social worker and specializes in collaborative, patient-centered, palliative care quality measure development. Prior to her wwork at AAHPM, she worked with the American Medical Association (AMA), leading the development and endorsement of clinical performance measures for the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI). She has led several national projects since then, including AAHPMs and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Associations Measuring What Matters initiative, the Moore Foundation-funded Registries Collaborative that resulted in the creation of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC), and the CMS-funded Palliative Care Measures Project that specified and tested two new patient-reported outcome performance measures (PRO-PMs): Feeling Heard and Understood, and Desired Help for Pain. Katherine attends the University of Illinois at Chicago pursuing her PhD in social work, focusing on implementing PRO-PMs in practice, incorporating the IDT, extending healthcare into the community, and improving the lives of our most vulnerable [email protected]'