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2019 Call for Presenters

Hello, fellow American Association of Physician Liaison (AAPL) colleagues! It's that time of year again; we are now accepting presentation proposals for our 2019 AAPL Annual Conference which will take place June 26-28, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Each year, the AAPL invites Physician Liaisons from across the country to share their best practices, insights, and work experiences. Whether you've been in your position for years, lead a team, and/or are new to the Physician Liaison world, we want to hear from you! Please take a moment to review the AAPL conference goals and what we are looking for in a speaker to help you prepare your proposal.

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Conference Goals
The AAPL Annual Conference is your chance to network, share ideas, receive insight and direction on the ever-changing Physician Liaison role, while celebrating the dynamics of being a Physician Liaison in a positive, like-minded, and diverse environment.

Conference topics and networking opportunities are a direct result of feedback from you, our AAPL colleagues. Our membership is our strongest resource and asset. We lean on each of you to help us deliver a robust annual conference, full of relevant and meaningful topics. Whether you are a new Physician Liaison, a seasoned Physician Liaison and/or a Program Manager/Director, sharing your perspective and experience is what makes this annual conference one of the most anticipated conferences in the Physician Liaison industry.

Our goal is to provide you with the opportunity to connect and learn from one another. You will have the chance to compare notes on industry trends, best practices, future insights into the Physician Liaison career path, and all things needed to be successful while making an immediate impact when you return back to your organization.

What We Are Looking For in a Speaker

Mix of Content and Perspectives
Our conference focuses on topics related to the Physician Liaison and we actively seek talks which address a wide range of related topics, varying in levels of expertise. The following is a list of topic categories. A full list of potential topics can be viewed HERE.

  • Leadership Development
  • Analytics, Data, & Measurement
  • Physician Communication & Onboarding
  • Physician Relations & Sales
Diverse Group of Speakers
We welcome first time liaisons, industry experts, and everyone in between. Combined, we have a tremendous amount of healthcare, management, and business development experience. We value everyone's unique employment path that brought you into the Physician Liaison field. We especially welcome talks that showcase best practices in the four areas of interest: 1) Academic Institutions, 2) Community Hospitals, 3) Children's Hospitals, and 4) Independent Medical Groups.

Audience Considerations

When shaping your proposal, please clearly define your audience. If you are submitting a proposal for a plenary talk, please take into account the mix of levels of expertise, skill sets, and variety of institutions. Your talk should be relevant to most, if not all, attendees.

Feel free to review previous conference agendas for some ideas:
2017 Conference Agenda
2018 Conference Agenda

Proposal Review Process
Proposal selection is based on the following criteria:
  • Addresses at least one of the topics of interest
  • Relevancy and timeliness of the topic
  • Includes at least one presenter from a healthcare organization (hospital/health system or a similar entity)
  • Advances the skills and knowledge of the Physician Liaison profession
  • Demonstrates a best practice and/or innovative idea
  • Case study examples highlight demonstrable organizational impact, clear results, and the "how to's"
  • Provides an applicable takeaway (Required for all workshop submissions)
  • Preferred speaker qualifications: current healthcare Physician Liaison, Manager, or Director
Submissions will be reviewed by the AAPL Annual Conference Planning Committee and applicants will be notified by November 30, 2018. Proposals will also be reviewed by the AAPL webinar and communications committee. We will notify you later in the year if we would like to feature your work in an alternative AAPL venue.

Speaker Benefit & Logistics
If you are selected to present at the 2019 AAPL Annual Conference, we are able to offer the following considerations:
  • Keynote(s): evaluated individually
  • Plenary: evaluated individually
  • Breakout Session: 50% off the registration fee
  • Workshop: 50% off the registration fee

AAPL strives to keep registration to our Annual Conference affordable and accessible for all Physician Liaisons. In doing so, we are unable to cover the cost of travel or lodging for all speakers.

Please contact AAPL at 571-402-2275 or with questions about the Call for Speakers.

American Association
of Physician Liaisons, Inc.
461 Cochran Road, Box #246
Pittsburgh, PA 15228 USA

Phone: 571-402-AAPL (2275)
Fax: 412-344-0599

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