American Association for Physician Leadership

AAPL EVENTS - Learn, Network, and Lead

events for our industry leaders—today’s, tomorrow’s and beyond.

Online: Live and recorded

AAPL Webinars

Join our physician leadership webinar series as we explore the critical issues facing healthcare today.

Why attend?

  • Gain insights from current industry experts in healthcare leadership.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices.
  • Access AAPL webinars flexibly and easily, whether you prefer to attend live or watch recordings.
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. 24 – 26, 2024

Save The Date:
Scottsdale, AZ | Oct. 23 – 25, 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.
Boston, MA | April 25 – 27, 2025

AAPL Annual Leadership Conference

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

Up Next:
Boston, MA | April 25 - 27, 2025

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.
  • You can also arrive a day early to the Annual Leadership Conference and take advantage of the pre-conference course offerings.

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.

Live Online | September 19 – 22, 2024
Live Online | November 7 – 10, 2024

Live Online | February 6 – 9, 2025
Boston, MA | April 24 – 27, 2025
Live Online | September 18 – 21, 2025
Live Online | November 6 – 9, 2025

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

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