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Join the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), on June 2 as we host our first ever Innovation Pathfinders Summit in Boston, MA.

This free, half-day event will feature a series of speakers who are pushing the envelope in healthcare innovation and leadership, a panel of PAs and NPs, and in-person breakout and networking sessions. Take the opportunity to champion and explore innovative career paths and advancement, and connect with peers within MGH’s network and the greater Boston area.

Featured Speakers

Amy Edmondson

Harvard Business School

Lisa Gables


Kris Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Director of Springboard Design Studios

Attendance and Registration

Attendance and Registration

AAPA, AANP, and MGH are jointly hosting this event, and priority registration is open to AAPA members, AANP members, and Massachusetts General PAs and NPs in all Boston locations. All Boston area PAs and NPs (and PA and NP students) are welcome to register as seats are available.

What’s included in Summit registration:

  • General attendance, including two leadership speaker sessions, two PA and NP professional panels, and networking breakout sessions
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Lanyards and event swag
  • AAPA Category 1 CME credits

There is no charge for this event, but we respectfully ask that you cancel your registration if you are no longer able to attend so that we can make additional seats available. To cancel your registration, please email [email protected].

To register, please create an AAPA account if you don’t already have one, and then register for the event in the checkout process. AAPA will not hold any marketing contact information for those who are creating new accounts to register for this event.



  • June 2


    • 7:15 AM – 8 AM

      Registration opens, breakfast served

    • 8 AM – 8:10 AM


    • 8:10 AM – 8:55 AM

      Keynote Speaker: Kris Olson, MD, DTM&H

    • 9 AM – 9:35 AM

      Career Path Panel 1: Clinical

    • 9:40 AM – 10:15 AM

      Career Path Panel 2: Administration, Leadership, & Education

    • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM


    • 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

      Networking Breakout Session 1

    • 11 AM – 11:25 AM

      Networking Breakout Session 2

    • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

      Speaker: Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business School

    • 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM


    • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

      Networking Lunch

CME Accreditation

CME Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Accessing the Course Evaluation and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of the course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluation/CME certificate will be available in AAPA’s Learning Central beginning on Friday, June 2, 2023. Please complete the evaluation by Monday, July 31, 2023. Use the following steps to complete the course evaluations and receive your CME certificate:

  1. Log in to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please contact [email protected].
  2. From your Dashboard, locate Innovation Pathfinders Summit.
  3. Navigate to the evaluation, click the link to open and complete the evaluation.
  4. The CME certificate will not be viewable until the evaluation is completed.
  5. View your certificate under Transcript.
Are You an NP?

NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. Check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable – and then register for this great conference!

Venue and Travel

Venue and Travel

This in-person event will take place on Friday, June 2 at MGB Corporate Offices on Assembly Row, 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, Mass. Join us in Conference Rooms A and B off the main lobby.

Parking: The main parking lot at Assembly Row is free for the first three hours, and approximately $2 per additional hour.

Transit: Assembly Row in Somerville is accessible via MBTA’s Orange Line (Assembly Row Station) or by multiple bus lines (86, 90, 93, 95, CT2, etc).

Please note, there are no hotel accommodations or other suggested travel logistics, as the Summit is planned for local attendees.

About the Innovation Pathfinders Program

Healthcare innovation is rapidly accelerating to meet patients’ evolving needs. AAPA is committed to supporting PAs and improving patient care, safety, and outcomes as healthcare changes. To solve today’s problems, PAs need more than professional development and team-based care models – that’s why we believe in the power of PA innovation.

The Innovation Pathfinders Program is designed to connect PAs, PA students, and healthcare professionals with impactful partners: institutions, companies, and other organizations committed to advancing healthcare. The program includes a series of summits, events, and opportunities to foster innovation with AAPA.


We’re here to help! Email us your questions about this event.

Thank you to our first Innovation Pathfinders Summit Hosts and Sponsors!