Pre-Conference:  Sunday, October 3rd
Skill Development and Ethical Leadership Methodology

This half-day program from 1:00-5:00pm, is specifically designed for first time attendees, students, and those wishing to brush up on the Aspen Ethical Leadership Program’s Triple-A Framework™ for ethical awareness, analysis, and action. This half-day session will be devoted to developing a shared understanding of professional ethics, business ethics and organizational ethics, including background on the Giving Voice to Values® paradigm, which has been an important influence on the AELP.

We will also introduce the AELP’s Triple-A Framework, which provides a practical 8-step approach for managing ethical dilemmas in health care leadership.  Attendance in this session is strongly recommended for first-time AELP attendees. On Monday, we will start immediately with implementing the Ethical Leadership Methodology with a plenary session and case studies.

“Every day I face dilemmas navigating unsettled science with competing interests. This conference helps me with moral distress and implementing decisions.”  Sharon Levine, MD

Monday, October 4th
Equity for Individuals and Communities 

Many health system leaders have recognized connections between the stark disparities seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice awakening that arose across the US following the murder of George Floyd.  And in both cases, merely returning to 'normal' after the crisis in not an appropriate goal.  We will explore strategies to build equity and justice in health care in the wake of the pandemic.  What lessons must be learned?  How can health system leaders emerge stronger out of these twin crises to create a better future?

    Tuesday, October 5th
    Moral Injury and Workforce Wellbeing

    The community of health professionals was already suffering from stress and burnout, and then it was battered by the pandemic.  Nurses, social workers, chaplains, physicians, and others have experienced not just profound physical and mental stress but also deep moral injuries over the last 18 months.  Yet, studies show that communities often come together and can even rebuild stronger following disasters.  How can the experiences of the last year be an opening for strengthening the wellbeing of your health care workforce? 

    Wednesday, October 6th
    Future Tech and Data Ethics

    Some of the few obvious bright spots of the last year were around using technology and big data to improve health care. New financing models sup ported telehealth and home visits.  Videoconferencing sometimes brought patients and far-flung family members together. Massive EMR data was used to develop scoring tools to predict survival from severe COVID.  And real-world evidence collection was used to assess novel therapeutics and vaccines in real-time.  What are the biggest opportunities for technology and big data to deliver improvement, and what cautionary ethical lessons should be taken from this year of rapid innovation and change?

    Program Format:

    • Daily plenary talk
    • Small group, case discussions based on actual situations attendees face
    • Panel discussions summarize each day
    • Time to network and make lasting friendships


    Early Bird Rates (register by July 15th)
    $1,395 covers the seminars, case materials, and one meal each day at the conference center.
    Students and government employees may be eligible for reduced tuition of $915, based on availability.

    Standard Rates (registering after July 15th)
    $1,500 covers the seminars, case materials, and one meal each day at the conference center.
    Students and government employees may be eligible for reduced tuition of $995, based on availability.

    This conference has selective admission and attendance is limited to ensure that every participant will have opportunities for direct interaction with our renowned program faculty.  Attendees are expected to be senior or rising leaders of health care organizations, senior or rising health policy leaders, or senior or rising public health leaders.



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