2024 Fall Institute Vanguard Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2024

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ

2024 Fall Institute Vanguard Meeting

This Vanguard Meeting will be held as an in-person event on Thursday, October 24, 2024, 8:30 am – 4:15 pm at the 2024 Fall Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Enhance your understanding and engage via panels, cases, peer presentations, and exercises covering the critical topics physician leadership is faced with every day.


8:00 - 9:00 am MT
Fall Institute Welcome — Dr. Peter Angood
Keynote Speaker — TBD
9:15 - 9:45 am MT
Vanguard Welcome: Opening Comments
Dr. Peter Angood, AAPL President & CEO
Dr. Zulma Berrios, AAPL Board Chair
9:30 - 10:45 am MT
Session 1: Pro/Con Debate: Positive Impact vs. Negative Impact of Private Equity in the Healthcare Industry
(Moderated Panel & Open Discussion)
10:45 - 11:05 pm MT
11:05 - 12:15 pm MT
Session 2: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Healthcare Workforce Challenges and Solutions
(Case Presentations & Open Discussion)
11:30 - 1:00 pm MT
1:15 -2:30 pm MT
Session 3: Pro/Con Debate: Limited Boundaries vs. Unlimited Boundaries for the Digital Transformation in Healthcare
(Moderated Panel & Open Discussion)
2:30 - 2:50 pm MT
2:50 - 4:00 pm MT
Session 4: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: The ROI of Physician Leadership – Lessons Learned

(Case Presentations & Open Discussion)
4:00 - 4:15 pm MT
Vanguard Wrap-up: Closing Comments
Dr. Peter Angood, AAPL President & CEO
4:30 - 5:30 pm MT
Communities of Practice
5:30 - 6:30 pm MT
Welcome Reception

About the Vanguard Group

The Vanguard Group within AAPL is for a special community of seasoned physician leaders. The knowledge, experience and leadership insights represented by those physicians in the Vanguard Group are unparalleled in healthcare. The twice-per-year face-to-face meetings are a unique opportunity to share, learn and network with peers of like-minded purpose, idealism, and drive to create positive change in our industry. The general objectives for these meetings are:

  • Panel discussion on a variety of challenging topic areas within healthcare for physician leaders.

  • Sharing of opinions on the options for how physician leaders might address the topic areas in a neutral, non-threatening community environment.

  • Robust networking opportunities within the Vanguard Group as well as with the general AAPL constituency

  • Engagement of Vanguard Group on initiatives related to thought leadership and influence in healthcare.

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)