Physician Leadership Development Conference moving to virtual platform

August 26, 2021

After much thought and consideration and out of an abundance of caution for attendees, their colleagues and the patients they serve, WHA has decided to pivot the Physician Leadership Development Conference in September to a virtual platform. WHA remains committed to this important educational opportunity for its members. The agenda remains unchanged; however, the conference will be split up over two days. Below are details: 
Wednesday, September 15 
1.5 CME 

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
The Journey from Clinician to Physician Leader to CEO
Scott Rathgaber, M.D.
CEO, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse
In our rapidly changing health care environment, physicians are natural candidates to lead health care organizations. Despite the unique perspective and experiences that physicians bring to leadership, many physicians who attain senior leadership roles are not as successful as they would like to be. In this session, attendees will gain insight into the transition from clinical practice to physician leader and to the unique opportunities and challenges a physician leader faces in being a successful CEO.
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Q&A and Discussion with Dr. Rathgaber 

Beginning to Mid-November 
Panel Discussion – EHR Burden and Physician Wellbeing 
*Panelists, CME, and date/time TBD 
For those interested in attending the Physician Leadership Development Conference, there is still time to register. Learn more and register here.

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This story originally appeared in the August 26, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter