Upcoming Live Institutes

Join like-minded physician leaders in focused, high intensity learning and discussion. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced high-level manager or just starting your medical leadership career.
Spring Institute in Washinton DC

The 2016 Annual Meeting & Spring Institute comes to the nation's capital for the year’s largest gathering of physician leaders. American Association for Physician Leadership® institutes offer the top-notch educational content you need at any career stage to achieve goals for yourself, your organization and your patients. Share ideas with like-minded physician leaders and make new connections while working together to make an impact in the world of health care. Learn from the industry’s best with dynamic keynotes, peer-led learning labs, poster presentations and panel discussions.

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TBD Courses
April 13-17, 2016
Washington, DC
Marriott Marquis, Washington DE

Summer Institute 2016 in Chicago

The 2016 Summer Institute returns to the Windy City, offering the education you need to reach your career goals. Interact with like-minded professionals and experience health care’s best physician leadership networking. At our Summer Institute, you will engage your leadership potential, whether you’re exploring leadership, pursuing an advanced degree or honing your skills for the C-suite.

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TBD Courses
July 20-24, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
JW Marriott Chicago

More information coming soon about the American Association for Physician Leadership® 2016 Fall Institute, including available courses and room block reservations.

TBD Courses
Nov 4-8, 2016
Chandler, Arizona
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

Who Should Attend a Live Institute

Physician leaders who prefer to schedule peer interaction and learning.


Participants who like access to instructors and peers

You’ll participate in live discussion and case studies with faculty. Delve deep with in-person interaction.


Participants who want class structure over a fixed period of time

The intensive class sessions span up to five days. You participate with faculty and peers.


Participants who want to network with worldwide colleagues

You will meet like-minded physicians and be able to collaborate on current challenges in health care delivery.

Benefits of Live Courses

Interaction with world-class faculty
Interaction with other participants
Specific dates you can plan and schedule
World-class destinations
Immediate feedback in classes
Classes count as CME

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Membership Savings

Members of the American Association for Physician Leadership® get great discounts on all educational programs.

Plus, you get:

Access to insightful articles through a free subscription to the award-winning Physician Leadership Journal.
Valuable training focused specifically on essential physician leadership skills.
Career advancement tools, including unlimited access to the CareerLink job bank, half off an hour-long career advisory session and access to the biannual Physician Executive Compensation Survey.
A path to enhanced credentials through our university partners.
Certification and prestige through our leadership skills programs.
Networking and support, with access to our online member directory, advisers program and live interaction opportunities.
Members-only resources, including the Daily Digest, a quick-scan resource compiling the most important medical management news of the day.
Membership is quick and easy, join online or call us to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m busy. Why should I attend a live institute?

    It’s not unusual to hear from attendees that they learned as much from each other as they did in the classroom. These networking opportunities with like-minded physician leaders have led to lifelong collaborations.

  • Will there be an institute near me?

    Live institutes are regularly scheduled in the western United States in Arizona and on the East Coast in Florida. Others land in a variety of destinations, such as Chicago, Washington, D.C or New York City.

  • Can I get a discount?

    Yes. The easiest way to get a discount is by being a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership®. You can also save by bringing several members of your medical team. Groups as small as five get 10 percent off member pricing; you’ll get 20 percent off member pricing if you bring 20 or more colleagues.

  • My organization is interested in exhibiting at an institute. How can we do that?

    The association selectively partners with companies or organizations that will benefit from one-on-one interaction with our members at institutes. We do not host a traditional exhibit hall. Click on the word Partnerships (under Advertising) at the bottom of this page to find out more about our institute partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

  • I’m interested in being a presenter. What should I do?

    The association accepts applications year-round from speakers and presenters who can give health-care specific leadership and medical management seminar sessions. Topics must be specific to physicians’ need for knowledge and skills that can help improve patient care and clinical practice.

    Speaker submission