2017 Annual Meeting


This is the biggest event of the year for the American Association for Physician Leadership® — the 2017 Annual Meeting, immediately following the Spring Institute at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

Keynote speeches, insightful presentations and thoughtful panel discussions are at its foundation, as we share contemporary challenges and innovative solutions while focusing on relevant topics for today’s physician leaders.

A celebration lunch Saturday honors annual award winners, new leadership and distinguished and honorary fellows. Every day includes networking opportunities with other physician leaders.

Gain inspiration and clarity at this critical time of change in health care. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow into a stronger, well-connected professional.

Schedule your attendance

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity’s post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for a full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours, but before the cancellation deadline of March 29, 2017. Cancellations after March 29, 2017 are not eligible for refund or transfer.


Friday night – Welcome Reception


  • Keynote Dr. Todd Dewett – Communicating with Authenticity
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Leading with Resilience workshop facilitated by Dr. "Chip" Souba (former Dean, Dartmouth Medical School)


  • Interactive discussion with renowned policy expert Dr. Paul Keckley: Health Policy Changes and What to Expect
  • Workshop with NY Times bestseller and Vital Smarts' VP (Research), Dr. David Maxfield - Influence and Lead Through Challenging Times


Dr. Todd Dewett - Communicating with Authenticity





Leape Ahead Award – The Leape Ahead Award recognizes institutions and their leaders dedicated to improving the quality of health care by developing medical students and residents into future health care leaders.  (see 2016 winner below)

Roger Schenke Award - the Roger Schenke Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited innovation in the creation of education or training programs to advance physician leadership and improve health care.  (see 2016 winner below)

Advocate Health Care’s Resident Leadership Development Institute)
2016 Recipient

Advocate Health Care’s Resident Leadership Development Institute is the winner of the Leape Ahead Award, which is named for Lucien Leape, MD, and recognizes organizations devoted to patient safety and overall health care improvement and to developing the skills of the next generation of physician leaders.

Larry Feinman, DO
2016 Recipient

Larry Feinman, DO, chief medical officer at HCA West Florida in Tampa, Florida, is winner of the Roger Schenke Award, which honors individual vision, commitment and innovation in creating education and training programs to improve patient safety and enhance physician leadership