The Advanced Physician Leadership Workshop — Challenges & Opportunities

The Advanced Physician Leadership Workshop: Challenges & Opportunities provides indispensable training for physicians who are leading their organizations through the massive, disruptive, yet promising transformation that our health care delivery system is experiencing. Physician leadership has never been more important. The most successful organizations are those with physician leadership at every level. There is little time to learn on the job.

The Advanced Physicians Leadership Workshop: Challenges & Opportunities employs case studies and hands-on exercises to guide experienced leaders through the most perplexing situations they will confront. Resolutions are guided by expert faculty, Dr. Della Lin and attorney Linda Haddad, and by the vast experiences of the participants themselves. Each session ends with “Lessons from the Front” and take home tips for immediate implementation.

Dates and Locations

April 12 - 14, 2018
JW Marriott Washington
Washington, DC

The JW Marriott Washington, DC is full of comfort, sophistication and style. Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Washington, moments from the National Mall and the US Capitol, this luxury hotel offers everything you need for a wonderful visit.


Hot topics include:

Day One

Building an Effective Medical Staff: Criteria, Onboarding, Mentoring

  • CASE STUDY: Recruiting Dr. Noall … and letting him fail
  • Lessons from the Front

The Shape-Shifting Medical Staff: Changing Physician Relationships

  • CASE STUDY: When Great Skills Are Not Good Enough
  • Lessons from the Front

Day Two

WIIFM? What’s in it for you? For yourself and as a physician leader?

  • CASE STUDY: Beacon Through the Gray Zone – Three scenarios, the issues and the resolutions.
  • Lessons from the Front

Confidentiality vs. Sharing

  • Lessons from the Front

Day Three

Multiple Roles, Multiple Goals, Multiple Conflicts: Conflicts of Interest for Board/Physician Leaders

  • CASE STUDY:  Dr. Atlas
  • Lessons from the Front

Care Variation: How much is acceptable? Is this the business of the medical staff? If so, what authority does it have to intervene?

  • Lessons from the Front

Banishing Burnout: Too Big of a Hairy Audacious Goal?

  • CASE STUDY: The President of the medical staff has two years left in her term
  • Lessons from the Front

Attracting & Developing Medical Staff Leadership

  • Lessons from the Front

(see Seminar Brochure for more details)

Who Should Attend?

• Experienced Medical Staff Leaders
• Senior Department Chiefs
• Chief Medical Officers
• Board Members (and with the team that will help them lead)
• Chief Executive Officers
• Medical Directors
• Vice Presidents for Medical Affairs
• Experienced Medical Staff Professionals

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service.
Please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program.

Education Intent

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • better understand the pressures experienced by physician leaders and how those can be balanced and managed with the legal responsibilities leaders owe to the hospital and its patients;
  • take steps to break down the silos of hospital leadership (Board, management, physician) and enhance communication between them, and how these should be documented;
  • implement best practices for collegial steps, counseling and mentoring practitioners and documentation of these steps; and
  • have a working knowledge of the best way to manage the conflict of interest situations that arise on every medical staff.


Continuing Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Category 1 CME Credit

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU Credit

Other healthcare professionals are awarded 1.125 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 11.25 contact hours.

NAMSS Accreditation

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) for up to 11 hours of continuing education credit(s). Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

Presenter Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.


Registration fee:

$1,595 Individual


$4,950 for a team of four
$   950 for each additional registrant (after a team of four registration)

We design our programs with a team fee because we found that it usually requires at least three or four Board members or physician leaders to implement changes or to move forward on any particular matter.

You can send a team of four to one seminar in one location, or you can register at multiple locations and for multiple programs.

Included With Registration Fee

  • The registration fee includes one year access to HortySpringer Central (requires log-in given at seminar).
  • Online Access to forms, policies, procedures, sample bylaws language and more