The 2015 Fall Institute is your destination for physician leadership education. Whether you’re just starting to explore physician leadership, are an established leader in your hospital or health system or are somewhere in-between, you’ll find the knowledge and connections you need to optimize your leadership potential, while also earning CME. Join us Nov. 13-17, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona, for one of the premier physician leadership events of the year.

Agenda & Venue Map

Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15
Nov 16
Nov 17
Physician in Management Series
8am – 4:30pm
(full series) 
1pm- 4:30pm
Science of High Reliability
8am - 4:30pm
8am - 4:30pm       $810/$1,080
Authentic Leadership Development
8am - 4:30pm 8am - 4:30pm
Leading and Managing Strategic Change 8am - 4:30pm   8am - 11:30am        $700/$995
Optimizing Health IT for Improved Patient Safety 8am - 4:30pm         $525/$820 
Meta-Leadership 8am - 4:30pm
Leadership in Population Health
  8am - 4:30pm 8am - 4:30pm      $1,050/$1,345
Successful Career Transitions   1pm - 4:30pm
Implementing Effective Quality Programs     8am - 4:30 pm     $720/$1,015
Leadership 301: Seasoned Leaders’ Workshop     8am - 4:30 pm     $525/$775 
Three Faces of Quality     8am - 4:30pm 8am - 4:30pm 7am – 12:30pm  $1,450/$1,745
Managing Physician Performance     8am - 4:30pm 8am - 4:30pm 7am – 12:30pm  $1,450/$1,745
Professional Accountability       8am - 4:30 pm 8am - 11:30am  $750/$1,045
Thinking Economically About Payment Models       8am - 4:30pm 7am - 12:30pm  $650/$900

Mail/Fax Registration Form

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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 October 23, 2015. Cancellations after October 23, 2015 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.

Hotel Information


Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E Princess Drive,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Hotel Rate:
$239+ tax plus $8 one-time round trip portage fee per person. For reservations please call 480-585-4848. Group rate expires Oct 12, 2015, or as soon as the room block sells out.

The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has come to reflect the dynamic environment that surrounds it --- where sun-washed stone and bright green cottonwoods rise up to meet the pale-blue sky and majestic purple mountains. This highly acclaimed Scottsdale hotel resort is truly an experience like no other. Located 25 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Transportation Information

Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 25 miles

Limousine Service: Transtyle - Resort's Preferred Transportation Service 
Estimated price for a one way airport transfer for a sedan or SUV can be found here.  For advance reservations, please call 800-410-5479.

Car Rental: Avis is the associations preferred partner, rental information can be found here 

Valet Parking: from $20 USD for overnight including in-and-out privileges. *Hybrid drivers enjoy 50% off Valet Parking

Self Parking: $8 per night for Association institute attendees

Visitor parking:

  • $8 - valet parking 
  • $5 - self parking


Chris Trimble, author of How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a timeand professor at Dartmouth College

4:45 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015

How Physicians Can Fix Healthcare by Chris TrimblePerverse incentives built into fee-for-service medicine have stymied innovations in health care. Now, contracts that reward value instead of volume are spreading. Health care is at a crossroads, and the job of fixing it belongs to front-line clinicians, and especially to physician leaders.

After more than a decade of cross-industry research, Chris Trimble makes the case for change and innovation. Nationwide, tens of thousands of opportunities for physician-led initiatives exist to build new care teams to transform health care delivery. A groundswell of innovation leaders, determined to rebuild health care one step at a time, he contends, can give health care what it needs.

Trimble is an expert in making innovation happen in large organizations. He has worked with clients including GE, IBM, Microsoft and others in roundtable discussions and executive education programs. He is on the faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science. He has co-written five books, among them best-sellers The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge and How Stella Saved the Farm.

Leadership Collaboration Forum 

Bring your burning questions and pressing challenges to this all new interactive event. Work in small groups to uncover new approaches and share lessons learned. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Saturday, November 14

Time: 11:30am – 1pm 

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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.

Group Discounts

Bring your Team and Save!

Registering two or more staff members? Any non-member who enrolls with an American Association for Physician Leadership® member may register at the reduced member rate. Groups save even more, regardless of association membership or which courses are taken.
Groups of 5-9 each receive 10% off the member price
Groups of 10-19 each receive 15% off the member price
Groups of 20+ each receive 20% off the member price

Group Requirements:
A 30% non-refundable registration deposit is required.
The group registration must be submitted as one transaction. Any additional registrations sent in after the group submission will be subject to non-group pricing.

Group registrations

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