ACPE Pairs with AcademyHealth for Health Policy Orientation

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Program will provide an in-depth look at top policy issues in care delivery.

As lawmakers continue to pursue health care reform, a growing number of physician leaders are being called upon to help create and implement these changes.

In response, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) has joined with AcademyHealth to offer the Physician Executives Health Policy Orientation, an in-depth introduction to formal and informal policymaking processes.

“As physician leaders, we have first-hand knowledge of how a policy decision will affect health care,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, president and CEO of ACPE. “This conference is designed to help us understand the process and find ways to provide the fair and balanced voice of physician leadership in Washington.”

The one-and-a-half day meeting will be held September 12-13 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. It will include presentations by policy experts, interactive panels and group discussions.

"AcademyHealth has offered an in depth Health Policy Orientation for more than 12 years and we’ve taken that experience and created a unique program tailored to the particular needs and interests of physician executives and focused on priority issues in care delivery,” said Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician and president and CEO of Academy Health. “The program includes well-known faculty members and offers the opportunity for substantial dialogue and engagement with the speakers.”

Among the speakers for the event are:

  •     Christine Cassel, president and CEO of the National Quality Fund
  •     David Blumenthal, MD, president of the Commonwealth Fund
  •     Sara Rosenbaum, professor of health law and policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  •     Patricia Neuman, senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation
  •     Atul Grover, MD, PhD, chief public policy officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges

The orientation will feature a small-classroom format with a one-to-one ratio of faculty to participants. It’s an excellent opportunity for physician leaders who are interested in health policy to ask questions, learn about key stakeholders and discuss critical issues.

Attendees will include chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice-presidents of medical affairs, medical directors and other physicians. Participants can earn up to 11 CME credits for attending.

To learn more about the Physician Executives Health Policy Orientation or to register, visit

About ACPE
ACPE is the nation's largest health care organization for physician leaders. Since its founding in 1975, the primary focus of the College is providing superior leadership and management skills to physicians of all types and encouraging them to assume more active leadership roles in the health care industry. In addition to training more than 100,000 physicians, the organization has grown to more than 11,000 members, including chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical directors and other physician leaders from more than 45 different countries. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @ACPE.

About AcademyHealth
AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Together with our members, we offer programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities, and to improve health. A trusted broker of information, AcademyHealth brings stakeholders together to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @AcademyHealth.

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