2025 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

Inspiring Change through Bold Leadership: Celebrating 50 Years and Beyond

April 25-27, 2025

Boston Park Plaza | Boston, MA

What’s Included in Your Registration

The AAPL Annual Leadership conference brings together the full physician leadership community for world-class speakers, thought leadership, unprecedented networking opportunities and more!

  • Unique sessions across timely trends and topics, and leadership strategies

  • Inspirational speakers and thought leadership

  • Career and professional development

  • Countless networking opportunities

  • Energizing wellness activities

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments

Rates & Categories




Join Now*

Early Bird (through 01/04/2024)




Advanced (01/05 – 03/14)




Onsite (after 03/14 )








* Register for the conference with the Join Now rate and enjoy the conference plus all the benefits of AAPL membership for one year.

**Guest passes are available in conjunction with a full conference pass only and includes access to meals, networking breaks, welcome reception, and general sessions only.

Discounts & Special Rates


Selected presenters will receive a discounted rate in exchange for their participation. If you have submitted a proposal, please do not register until you have been notified that your proposal has been selected.


Professional development opportunities are an essential ingredient for many organizations when it comes to engaging employees and future growth plans. Events like the AAPL Annual Leadership Conference can play a big role in these professional development efforts. Discounted rates are available for groups of 5 or more. The AAPL Customer Service team can register your conference team and provide one invoice for easy payment. Contact us for group registration at customerservice@physicianleaders.org or 800-562-8088 .

Justify Your Attendance

Here are 5 easy ways to convince your boss to send you to the AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

  1. Discuss how leveling up your skills in this ever-changing healthcare environment is not just good for your professional development, but your organization at large. It is imperative that you stay maintain your leadership skills and stay up to date on the current issues and trends to impact positive change in your organization and the healthcare industry.

  2. Provide concrete examples of how your experience will positively impact your day-to-day work. With nearly 60 education sessions, you can select sessions that are most beneficial to you, your team and organization. Let your boss know your custom curriculum will help solve workplace challenges. For example, is your organization struggling with physician engagement? Highlight the sessions that cover management and engagement tactics. Do you need to advance your leadership and strategy skills? We have many topics on this from speakers who are trusted and recognized for their expertise.

  3. Put your business case in writing to help your boss understand why AAPL Annual Leadership Conference is the most valuable conference for you to attend. Detail your specific goals and how you will make a return on investment (of both time and money). Consider committing to a post-conference briefing for staff, senior management or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference. Tie your learnings to your organization’s long-term and short-term goals or strategic plan to demonstrate the value and impact of your education.

  4. Highlight the networking opportunities. Explain to your boss that attending the AAPL Annual Leadership Conference will provide you with the opportunity to network with other healthcare leaders from across the country. This could lead to potential partnerships, collaborations, and knowledge-sharing that could benefit your organization in the long run. Additionally, you could also meet potential vendors and suppliers that could provide cost-effective solutions to your organization's challenges.

  5. Showcase the reputation of AAPL. Emphasize the reputation of AAPL as a leading organization in healthcare leadership and management. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top experts in the field, who will share their insights, experiences, and best practices. Attending the conference will not only enhance your skills but also give you the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry, which could help your organization stay ahead of the curve.

Tips for First Time Attendees

Not sure who’s new?

Easily spot other first-time attendees by the “first-timer” stickers on their badges.

First Timer Tips

  • Create an agenda of sessions you want to attend via the app. Be sure to download the app before arriving.

  • Engage with other attendees via the app. The activity feed is particularly popular with attendees!

  • Pro Tip: If a session is particularly important to you, arrive EARLY! Some rooms will reach capacity quickly and arriving late could mean you won’t get access to the room.

  • Stop by the AAPL Information Area to meet and ask questions to AAPL staff members and volunteers who will provide guidance as you navigate your first AAPL Annual Leadership Conference.

Calling All Our Vets

While we put a lot of work into these initiatives for our first-timers, we still need your help as an AAPL meeting veteran! The best way for you to help is simply to connect.

If you see a first timer, say hello, introduce them to some of your contacts, sit by them in a session, or simply stop by expo hall. Not only will you help the first timers, but you’ll grow your own network and likely make a great new friend.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)