American Association for Physician Leadership® 2016 Annual Meeting

Leadership in a Culture of Health
with keynote speakers Thomas Goetz and James Bagian, MD

View a recap of the 2015 annual meeting with keynote speaker Chester Elton

Annual membership meeting, April 15-17, 2016 in Washington, DC following the Spring Institute

Live Institute - 2016 Spring Annual Meeting
4/15/2016 - 4/17/2016


Member Price: $995.00
Save: $400.00 (29 %)

Method of Participation

  • To earn CME credit, you must attend all the sessions for this course, be engaged in the lectures and read the course materials.
  • Estimated time to complete the course: 14 hours.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for a full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours, but before the cancellation deadline of March 23, 2016. Cancellations after March 23, 2016 are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME has been claimed.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Friday, April 15th

4:45pm – Opening Keynote – Thomas Goetz, former executive editor of WIRED magazine

Celebration Dinner

 Saturday, April 16th

7:30am – Share Your Story Poster Presentations

8:00am – Keynote – Jim Bagian, Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety

9:45am – Learning Lab Session #1

10:45am – Share Your Story Poster Presentations

11:15am – Learning Lab Session #2

12:15pm – Networking Lunch

12:45pm – Session Speaker – Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, CMS chief medical officer

1:45pm – Learning Lab Session #3

2:45pm – Share Your Story Poster Presentations

3:15pm – Learning Lab Session #4

4:15pm – Thought Leadership Panel

 Sunday, April 17th

8:00am – Thought Leadership Panel

9:45am – Learning Lab Session #5

11:00am – Learning Lab Session #6

12:00pm – Lunch & Thought Leadership Panel

Friday, April 15, 2016, 4:45 pm
Navigating the Future of Healthcare
Keynote speaker: Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz is an authority in the design and communication of healthcare data and information. His 2010 TED talk on visualizing medical data has been viewed half a million times.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Iodine, a digital health company based in San Francisco that’s pioneering the use of data and design to improve consumers’ healthcare decisions.

Previously he was executive editor at WIRED, where he led the magazine to a dozen National Magazine Awards for print and digital excellence from 2001 through 2012 and being chosen by Adweek as Magazine of the Decade in 2010. His writing there was repeatedly selected for the Best American Science Writing and Best Technology Writing anthologies.

He recently served as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where he created Flip The Clinic, an RWJ Signature Program working to transform the practitioner-patient encounter.

His new book, The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis, was chosen by Amazon as a Best Book of 2014. His previous book, The Decision Tree, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as a Best Health book of 2010, and widely hailed as offering a new vision for healthcare in the United States. Thomas also writes the LaunchPad column for Inc. Magazine.

Goetz holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's in American literature from the University of Virginia. He graduated from Bates College, and plays the cello.

General Session Keynote Speaker –James P. Bagian, MD, PE

James BagianDr. James P. Bagian has extensive experience in the fields of human factors, aviation, and patient safety. Dr. Bagian is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety and is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Previously he served as the first and founding director of the VA National Center for Patient Safety and as the VA’s first Chief Patient Safety Officer where he developed numerous patient safety related tools and programs that have been adopted nationally and internationally.

The Medical Team Training program he instituted at the VA resulted in an 18% and a 17% reduction in mortality morbidity respectively associated with the ORs across the VA. A NASA astronaut for over 15 years, he is a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions including as the lead mission specialist for the first dedicated Life Sciences Spacelab mission.  Following the 1986 Challenger space-shuttle explosion he dove and supervised the capsule's recovery from the ocean floor and was one of the leaders of the development of the Space Shuttle Escape System.

He also served as the Chief Flight Surgeon and Medical Consultant for the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation Board. He is also currently the Co-chair of the ACGME CLER Committee, the Chair of the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Group, a member of the DOD Trauma and Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, and a member of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. Dr. Bagian holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University and a doctorate in medicine from Thomas Jefferson University. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and has received numerous awards for his work in the field of patient safety and aerospace medicine.

Dr. Bagian’s awards include the American Medical Association’s 2001 Dr. Nathan S. Davis Award for outstanding public service in the advancement of public health and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ first annual Innovations Award in 2001.

He also received the Frank Brown Berry Prize in Federal Healthcare which recognizes the military or federal physician who has made the most significant contribution to healthcare in the United States (2002), the Service to America Medal awarded to the federal employee who demonstrated the most significant lifetime achievement in public service (2003), the Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive Award awarded to the senior executive who has made conspicuously outstanding contributions to Federal healthcare demonstrating superior leadership or executive management ability (2004), the inaugural Patient Safety Award from the Institute for Quality in Laboratory Medicine and the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award (2005), the Vanguard Award for the Advancement of Patient Safety from The Doctors Company Foundation (2009), the American Astronautical Society's Melbourne W. Boynton Award for "outstanding contributions to the biomedical aspects of space flight" (2010), and the 2012 Pete Conrad Patient Safety Excellence Award.

Below is the schedule of topics for the Peer-Led Learning Labs during the 2016 Annual Meeting, listed by time and segmented by topic level. Participants pick a single track per time slot, and will have 2, 30-minute, "TED" style talks on the topics listed.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am

  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am

  • 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am

  • 11:00 am - 12 noon

Thought Leadership Panels.

Get answers to your most pressing questions during our Thought Leadership Panels.

  • Exploring the Changing Relationship Between Patients and Physicians
  • Collective Wisdom: A round table on implementing the Integrated Leadership Guiding Principles
  • Health Policy Panel - Healthcare policy is a decisive issue in the Presidential race and prominent in Capital Hill legislative circles. Join our panel of DC health policy insiders as they discuss issues, legislation and trends impacting physician leaders in 2016 and beyond. They’ll offer views about Campaign 2016 as well as updates on regulations including MACRA, accountable care and more.

Share Your Story Poster Presentations:

  • Impaired Medical Staff Member – An Algorithm for Response and Referral

  • Health Literacy: A Continuing Struggle for U.S. Healthcare and the Military System

  • Straddling the Divide: Moving from private practice to employee model

  • More!


Leape Ahead Award – The Leape Ahead Award recognizes institutions and their leaders dedicated to improving the quality of health care by developing medical students and residents into future health care leaders.  (see 2015 winner below)

Roger Schenke Award - the Roger Schenke Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs to advance physician leadership and improve health care. 

Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI)
2015 Recipient

Judges for the 2015 Leape Ahead Award were impressed with the broad reach of the Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement program and its inclusion of residents and fellows. Post-program surveys show continued efforts by participants to enhance quality and safety, which speaks volumes about what they learned and how it can continue to enhance care delivery.