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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

Learn, Connect,
and Advance

At the 2023 Fall Institute, we are
once again bringing back our top faculty,
CME courses and in-person
peer networking—all against the
backdrop of sunny Scottsdale.


Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 26-29
Networking and Social Events at Fall Institute

Connect with Colleagues and Recharge at our Welcome Reception, Sunset Social, and Sponsored Dinner Groups in Beautiful Scottsdale

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Welcome Reception

This is the perfect way to end the first day of Fall Institute — renew relationships, network with colleagues and visit with sponsors.
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Sunset Social

Join your colleagues for an al fresco evening of refreshments and entertainment while taking in the spectacular panoramic views of the Kierland Golf Course. 
Fall Institute aquarium excursion

The OdySea Aquarium®

After a day of learning, you're invited to unwind and visit the largest aquarium in the southwest. The OdySea Aquarium® offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life. This multi-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in Arizona. AAPL will provide transportation to and from the aquarium.
Fall Institute Golf Outing

Second Annual AAPL Golf Outing

Experience The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Honored as one of the "Top 10 Public Courses in Phoenix/Scottsdale" by Golf Advisor and ranked by Golf Digest as one of "America's 9 Most Cheerful Golf Courses," Westin Kierland Golf Club is a Scottsdale "must play." This fun networking activity for all AAPL Fall Institute attendees. No experience is required! Teams will be randomly assigned in groups of four and will play 9-holes on one of the Kierland Golf Club's beautiful courses. Clubs, balls, shoes and golf carts are provided. Proper golf attire is required. 
Fall Institute Sponsor Dinner Groups

Sponsored Dinner Groups

Explore Scottsdale's food scene while you are here! Sign up for a relaxed evening and continue your conversations while enjoying a meal outside the hotel with your colleagues, courtesy of our sponsors. 

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)