American Association for Physician Leadership

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Nashville Tennessee

AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

Connect with your peers through insightful sessions, industry case studies, and interactive discussions.

Up Next:
Nashville, TN | April 12 – 14, 2024

Why attend?

  • It's a unique opportunity to network with peers and gain insights from their experiences.
  • Access to various educational sessions and workshops that provide practical strategies for improving leadership skills and driving organizational change.
  • Hear from thought leaders, offering valuable perspectives on the latest trends and challenges facing healthcare organizations.
Scottsdale Arizona

The Fall Institute

Combining industry-leading faculty, inspirational breakout sessions, workshops, mission-driven initiatives and more, AAPL’s Fall Institute is an unparalleled event for the healthcare community.

Up Next:
Scottsdale, AZ | Oct. 26 – 29, 2023

Save The Date:
Scottsdale, AZ | Oct. 24 – 27, 2024
Scottsdale, AZ | Oct. 23 – 26, 2025

Why attend?

  • Learn from industry experts on leadership, healthcare policy, and innovation at the Fall Institute. 
  • Connect with peers from the healthcare industry and meet physician leaders, healthcare executives, and industry stakeholders. 
  • Earn CME credits, work toward becoming a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), and demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development, enhancing your career opportunities.

Certified Physician Executive: Capstone Events

The Capstone is the final required step in the CPE Certification program and is completed at one of our live or virtual sessions offered four times a year. It is designed to provide you with additional CPE competencies education, while completing exercises in group sessions to allow you to hone your skills in preparation for your CPE Leadership Summary Presentation.

Up Next:
Live Online | February 1 – 4, 2024
Nashville, TN | April 11 – 14, 2024
Live Online | September 19 – 22, 2024
Live Online | November 7 – 10, 2024

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.


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

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



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)