b'36BIOGRAPHIESJennifer Temel, MD,is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center. She is a thoracic oncologist and serves as the Clinical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at MGH. She has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the American Cancer Society to study novel methods of improving the care of patients with cancer and their family members.She has developed a thriving research program focused on optimizing palliative and supportive care for patients with cancer and their families. Dr. Temel is also invested in training the next generation of clinical investigators and serves as the co-Principal Investigator on two National Cancer Institute grants to train and support junior faculty pursuing research careers. She is the recipient of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, the American Cancer Society Pathfinder Award, the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Award for Outstanding Education and Training, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Walther Cancer Foundation Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Award. Dr. Temel was recently named an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor for her research in palliative and supportive care. [email protected] Teno, MD, MS,is a health services researcher with over 25 years of experience conducting research that has impacted end-of-life care in the US. She is a board certified internist with added qualifications in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative medicine. Dr. Teno was hospice medical director for 18 years. She is adjunct Professor at Brown University School of Public Health. Her research focus is now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contract on creating the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey and the evaluation of the VBID hospice carve in to Medicare [email protected] Toyama, MBA, FASAE, CAE,is a American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Chief Executive Officer, a client of Association Management Center. She is passionate about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, having served on various EDI committees throughout her career. Before joining AAHPM as its CEO, she spent 18 years at the senior and executive management levels of both the American Dental Association and American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Additionally, she currently serves as Secretary on the Board for the National Coalition of Hospice and Palliative Care. She holds an MBA from Northwestern Universitys Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University. [email protected]'