2024 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

Call for Proposals


Call For Proposals

AAPL invites you to submit a proposal for the 2024 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference on April 12-14, 2024, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, TN.

The theme for the 2024 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference is the ROI of Physician Leadership in Healthcare’s Transformation. The 2024 AAPL Annual Leadership Conference will provide a unique opportunity to provide engaging and thought-provoking experiences for attendees.

Session Topics

Please consider the following topics and select the one which is the best fit for you. When you submit your proposal, please be sure to address the prompt under each topic.
  • Topic 1: ROI of Physician Leadership
    How has investing in your development as a physician leader manifested in your day-to-day work? Furthermore, how has the application of the concepts you’ve learned through your leadership education brought value to your organization? These sessions will outline problems organization faced and how physician leaders solved them through use of their leadership skills, while demonstrating quantitative results to the organization. 
  • Topic 2: Optimizing Payor Relationships
    As healthcare delivery continues to evolve and transform, so do healthcare payment models. Essential to a physician leader’s development is the skillset to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of payors. Sessions on this topic will aim to provide insight and increase member understanding of how payors work, and how physician leaders can best communicate and partner with them to improve patient care and outcomes. 
  • Topic 3: Optimizing Practice Management
    What does a physician leader, or group of physician leaders, need to know to lead their own practice in today’s competitive healthcare market? Sessions on this topic will explore case studies of leading and operating practices effectively. Additionally, the benefits of interprofessional collaboration will be discussed.
  • Topic 4: Leveraging AI in Healthcare
    The rapid advancement and implementation of emerging and developing AI technologies is shaking up industries everywhere, including healthcare. These sessions will explore what physician leaders need to know about AI to lead their organizations successfully, and ethically. 
  • Topic 5: Benefits of Building Optimal Cultures
    Creating a workplace culture that values wellness, diversity, equity, and trust is essential for achieving optimal outcomes for patients and providers. These sessions will explore wellness, DEI, and trust, with speakers sharing their experiences and data on the impact of these initiatives on patient outcomes and provider satisfaction.

Today’s environment presents unique opportunities for all physicians to make lasting improvements in care delivery. AAPL seeks education proposals that:

  • Challenge attendees to think of new solutions in healthcare leadership

  • Demonstrate innovation

  • Explore timely and relevant topics important to physicians

  • Showcase unique insights and forward thinking

  • Highlight how physicians are overcoming challenges, accelerating transformation and scaling change

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals submission period closes:
    October 16th, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

  • Notifications for acceptance sent to submitters:
    November 6th, 2023

  • Deadline to accept invitation to present:
    November 21st, 2023

  • Full schedule announced:
    December 21st, 2023

  • Session materials due:
    March 11th, 2024

Before You Begin


Career and Professional Development Workshop Volunteers

In addition to session presenters, AAPL is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors, coaches, mock interviewers, resume reviewers and other areas of interest to support one’s career and professional development. The Career and Professional Development Interactive Workshop will be held on Sunday morning, April 14.

Workshop Volunteer Form

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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