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Learn Serve Lead: 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.

As the AAMC’s signature learning and networking event, Learn Serve Lead unites professionals from across the country to discover new ideas, discuss emerging innovations, and share in an incredibly meaningful experience.

With the health and safety of our constituents and staff as our top priority, the AAMC has canceled all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021, including Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Learn more here.

2019 Highlights

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In Phoenix, we tackled some of the biggest challenges medical education, patient care, and biomedical research face in the ever-changing landscape of academic medicine. We were joined by not only leaders in medical education but also experts in social justice, American history, learning, and innovation. Our attendees left the annual meeting not only feeling enlightened and energized but also ready to challenge the status quo and improve the health of all.

Full 2019 Highlights

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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

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6 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

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.

Learn Serve Lead 2019 By the Numbers



concurrent sessions


sessions within medical education and research


networking opportunities


special sessions


Voices of Medicine and Society series speakers


plenary sessions

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.