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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

      Welcome: Lisa Gables

    • 8:10 AM – 8:55 AM

      Keynote Speaker: Amy Edmondson
      Q&A: Team Strategies and Innovative Care Models

    • 9 AM – 9:35 AM

      Career Path Panel 1: Exploring Innovative PA and NP Career Paths

    • 9:40 AM – 10:15 AM

      Career Path Panel 2: Creating an Innovative Leadership Career

    • 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: Kris Olson, MD, DTM&H

    • 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

      Closing: MGH APP

    • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

      Networking Lunch

CME Accreditation

CME Accreditation

The Innovation Pathfinders Summit, hosted by AAPA, AANP, and MGH, has been approved for CME credit.

Venue and Travel

Venue and Travel

This in-person event will take place on Friday, June 2 at Massachusetts General Primary Care at Assembly Row, 440 Foley St, Somerville, MA. Join us in the main conference rooms off the front entry.

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!