Published September 26, 2018
Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), will be the featured speaker at AACN’s Joint Program with Chief Nursing Officers during the Academic Nursing Leadership Conference (ANLC). The ANLC will be held October 27-30 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Dr. Kirch will speak on “Transforming Health Care—A Vision for the Future,” addressing what models of care and learning will be needed to transform health care with emphasis on the important role that strong academic-practice partnerships play in launching these cutting-edge changes.
Before becoming AAMC president in 2006, Dr. Kirch served as the dean and academic health system leader of two institutions: Medical College of Georgia and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He has co-chaired the Liaison Committee on Medical Education — the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools — and chaired the AAMC Council of Deans.
A distinguished physician, educator, and medical scientist, Dr. Kirch speaks and publishes widely on the need for transformation in the nation’s health care system and how academic medicine can lead change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. He is an ardent champion for the well-being of the nation’s health professions workforce and interprofessional education, serving as co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience and as a founding member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.