Leadership Academy prices go up next week! Register today and save $500

April 13, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

If you are planning to attend the 2016 Western Health Care Leadership Academy in San Francisco next month, make sure to register by April 20 to secure the lowest available prices. After that date, late registration prices will apply. 

This conference is definitely one you won't want to miss. We have a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers, including Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH;  a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship winner, a New Yorker columnist and an author. Most of all, however, he is a physician, with a practitioner’s grasp of the everyday challenges of health care delivery.

If you register with a VIP upgrade, you will also enjoy an "up close and personal" experience with some of our keynote speakers, including Dr. Gawande. You will have a once in a lifetime chance to ask him questions face-to-face in an exclusive setting. VIPs also receive express conference check-in, preferred seating and other perks.  

In his recent book Being Mortal, Dr. Gawande explains that medical practice and philosophy have not kept pace with the changes in health care over the last hundred years. We need reform – and he is on a lifelong search to discover what shape that reform should take. What does an effective health care system look like in the 21st century? How can we improve quality, manage risk and measure performance more effectively? Dr. Gawande brings an eloquence and an intellect to these questions that allow him to offer deeply considered and beautifully expressed solutions with implications for health care and beyond.

See the full list of speakers at www.westernleadershipacademy.com/speakers.

Educational Tracks

The 2016 Western Health Care Leadership Academy is offering five new educational tracks that will provide attendees with a customized conference experience that is most relevant to their unique circumstances. Attendees can follow one track, or mix and match for a personalized education experience. This year's tracks include:

Track A: Running Your Practice
Geared toward practice and office managers and solo or small group physicians, this track offers important information on how to make your practice successful in an ever-shifting health care climate.

Track B: Future Trends and Health Care Innovation
This track will take a look at what's on the horizon for the future of health care—what new practices, treatments and innovations should you expect to see tomorrow, next week, next year and even further into the future.

Track C: Organizational Leadership Principles
This track will give you the skills you need to be a successful leader in the workplace, whether that is a medical practice, medical association, hospital medical staff or other organized health care group or business.

Track D: Improving Quality of Patient Care
This track will give physicians the tools they need to ensure their patients have a quality health care experience. Attendees will about some of the unique challenges—and opportunities—for improving patients' health and their experiences with the health care system.

Track E: Physician Leadership
Physicians are uniquely positioned in the health care system to lead change. This track will cover important leadership techniques and challenges—and how to bring your best self to the table.


The discounted room block at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is filling up fast. To ensure you get the best rate on a room at the conference venue hotel, please make your reservations as soon as possible. Once the room block fills up, you will not be able to receive the special rate for conference attendees. 

Continuing Medical Education

Pending final approval, the California Medical Association designates this live program for 12.5-14 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

The California Medical Association (CMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.


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