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Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting

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Learn Serve Lead brings together diverse communities within medical education, patient care, and research so that academic medicine professionals may learn from one another, find common ground, and build organizational capacity.

Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting is the signature learning and networking event for all those who care about the future of academic medicine. Professionals from across the country will unite in Phoenix, Arizona, November 8-12, 2019, to discover new ideas, discuss emerging innovations, and share in an incredibly meaningful experience.

Featured Speakers

Bryan Stevenson, JD

Bryan Stevenson, JD

Best-selling author, lawyer, social justice advocate. Founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a professor at New York University School of Law. Author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

(Photo: Nina Subin)

Amy Edmondson, PhD

Amy Edmondson, PhD

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School. Author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer. A former executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek.

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Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler, PhD

Associate Professor, Duke Divinity School, Duke University

Anthony Jack

Anthony Jack, PhD

Assistant Professor, Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow

Pulitzer-prize Winning Journalist and Staff Writer, The Washington Post

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Who should attend?

Sessions are designed for professionals of varying career levels at medical schools and teaching hospitals. Attendees regularly include:

  • CEOs and deans
  • Researchers and scientists
  • Faculty physicians
  • Medical students
  • Resident physicians
  • University and hospital administrators
  • Institutional advancement, government relations, and student affairs staff

Six reasons to attend

  • Network with peers to forge new collaborations
  • Deepen commitment and new thinking
  • Understand the impact of current and future issues in health care
  • Create practical solutions for complex issues
  • Integrate and align academic missions
  • Make connections that lead to greater opportunities at home institutions

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What Attendees Say



gained valuable skills and knowledge


would recommend Learn Serve Lead to a colleague


enjoyed networking with like-minded peers

Help Shape the Future of Academic Medicine

Thought Leadership
Confront societal and health care challenges and examine new approaches to complex problems.

Professional Development
Participate in experiences that will help you make positive change and improve the culture of your institution.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Meet other driven, inquisitive colleagues with a passion for improving academic medicine.

Medical Education
Examine what works in teaching and training the next generation of physicians.

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Learn Serve Lead 2019 by the Numbers



concurrent sessions


sessions within medical education and research


networking opportunities


hours to visit with exhibitors


Voices of Medicine and Society series speakers


plenary sessions

Plus alumni receptions, the 2019 Minority Student Medical Career Fair, group knowledge-sharing, and poster sessions.

What's Hot in Phoenix? Come Early. Stay Late.

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Learn and Explore With AAMC Professional Development

The AAMC is your premier resource for professional development within academic medicine providing insight, innovative training, tools, and networking opportunities to advance your career.