2021 APCCMPD Annual Conference: Keynote Speakers





Adam B. Hill, MD
Indiana University
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 

A Physician's Story of Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Thursday, March 4, 2021 (11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST)


Dr. Adam B. Hill is an Associate Professor of pediatrics and Division Chief of pediatric palliative care at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Hill is a graduate of Butler University for his undergraduate work and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM). He completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis University, a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University and a palliative medicine fellowship at Indiana University. His work in palliative care is focused on allowing patients to live the best quality of life possible in the midst of chronic, life-limiting and/or life-threatening medical conditions. In addition, he works with colleagues on debriefing clinical work to decrease caregiver distress by finding meaning and purpose in the work and is the founder/director of Compassion Rounds at Riley Hospital for Children, a town hall humanities-based forum to process human emotions in healthcare.

Dr. Hill has a passion for international medical work, with opportunities to work in Kenya, Belize, Mexico and Tanzania over the past decade. Dr. Hill also serves as the medical director for Camp Little Red Door, a week long full immersion summer camp for children/siblings living with cancer.

Finally, Dr. Hill is passionate about physician wellness and self-care in the context of changing the culture of medicine surrounding mental health conditions and addiction. In 2017, Dr. Hill published a groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine articled titled “Breaking the Stigma: A Physician’s Perspective on Self-Care and Recovery.” In this article and his lectures, Dr. Hill shares his own story of personal recovery from depression and substance use. As a result, Dr. Hill has become a national and internationally recognized lecturer on the topic, including a book publication with Central Recovery Press entitled “Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope and Recovery,” which was released December 2019.

Kimberly D. Manning, MD, FACP
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Diversity Drives Excellence: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Recruitment
Friday, March 5, 2021 (10:50 AM - 11:50 AM EST)


Dr. Kimberly D. Manning is a general internist/hospitalist who serves as Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Manning is Professor of Medicine and additionally serves as residency program director for the Transitional Year Residency Program at Emory. Beyond her roles in the Department of Medicine, she has been a society small group advisor at Emory since their curriculum reform in 2007. Dr. Manning continues to hold this position and currently co-leads the Semmelweis Society—one of the four academic houses in the medical school.

Dr. Manning’s academic achievements include numerous institutional, regional and national teaching awards. She has a strong passion for building and strengthening diverse clinical learning environments as well as cultivating psychologically safe learning climates. In 2018, she was awarded the prestigious ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage To Teach Award—given to only nine Program Directors across all ACGME training programs in the US. At Emory, she has received the Evangeline Papageorge Award, The Golden Apple Teaching Award, and the Juha P. Kokko Teaching Award—the highest teaching awards in the School of Medicine, Grady Hospital, and Emory’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, respectively. She additionally is Arnold P. Gold Foundation Trustee and also on the editorial board of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

The Inglewood, California native is a proud alumnus of two historically Black colleges—both Tuskegee University and Meharry Medical College—and is a happily married mother of two teenaged sons. She applies her lived experiences as a Black woman, mother, daughter, wife, and community member to all that she does professionally.