2025 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

Inspiring Change through Bold Leadership: Celebrating 50 Years and Beyond

April 25-27, 2025

Boston Park Plaza | Boston, MA

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.

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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American Association for Physician Leadership®

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