Fall Institute Canceled

Scottsdale, AZ | OCT 28 - 31

Our 2021 Fall Institute is being reimagined for different dates, and in-person meetings will be back in 2022.

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We hold the belief that at some level, all physicians are considered leaders. Our Association helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes and improves health care internationally. We invite you to explore how we can help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.

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The current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to create worldwide concern. You will find helpful information, resources, and guidance specific to this evolving situation.

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