Redefining Recruitment to Retention

AAPPR Connect

Advancing Connections in Health
April 18-20, 2021
Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

AAPPR Connect is a NEW, in-person event designed specifically for leaders and decision-makers within physician and provider recruitment. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect platform to advance your personal and professional success in an environment that prioritizes health and safety.


Network with other physician and provider recruitment leaders

Connect one-on-one with business partners that offer tools and solutions to enhance your recruitment program

Engage in professional development tailored to recruitment leaders

AAPPR will provide complimentary registration and two nights of hotel accommodations


Application Information

First-Round Application Timeline

Deadline to apply
January 22
AAPPR review of applications
January 25-29
Acceptance notification
February 1
Attendee commitment
February 15

AAPPR may accept additional applications after the first round if space is still available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to apply in the first round for the best chance of securing a spot.

Apply Here

Requirements of Participation

Attendees will be required to meet with at least eight of the sponsoring business partners at the conference. Attendees will be able to review business partners’ profiles and initiate appointments through AAPPR’s scheduling portal. Each meeting will be ten minutes long and will take place at designated times throughout the event that do not conflict with the education and networking sessions.

Application Process

Health care professionals interested in attending AAPPR Connect must complete an online application. AAPPR will review applications based upon applicants’ decision-making authority and purchasing level/interest.

This event is separate from AAPPR's Annual Conference. Click here for details about the Annual Conference.


Select a date below to see the events for the day.
There will be a Welcome Networking Reception sponsored by Health eCareers on Sunday, April 18 from 5 - 7 pm.


7:30 – 9:00 am
Registration, Breakfast and Host Sponsor Appointments
9:00 – 9:15 am
9:15 – 10:15 am
Keynote: Dr. Michelle Rozen
10:15 – 10:30 am
10:30 – 11:30 am
Plenary Session: TBD


11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Host Sponsor Appointments
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Plenary Session: TBD
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Breakout Discussions
3:45 – 5:00 pm
Host Sponsor Appointments

Schedule is subject to change.


7:30 – 9:00 am
Registration Breakfast and Host Sponsor Appointments
9:00 – 10:00 am
Keynote: Crystal Washington
10:00 – 10:15 am
10:15 – 11:15 am
Plenary Session: TBD


11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Host Sponsor Appointments
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Plenary Session: TBD
2:00 – 2:15 pm
2:15 – 3:15 pm
Breakout Discussions
3:15 pm
Conference Adjourns

Schedule is subject to change.

Sponsoring Business Partners

Is your organization interested in connecting with qualified buyers and key decision-makers? AAPPR invites you to become an AAPPR Connect Sponsor.

Become a Sponsor

Organizations may apply beginning November 19 at 12 pm EDT.

Apply to be a sponsor


  • Adaptive Medical Partners
  • CHG Healthcare
  • Curative
  • Doximity
  • Hayes Locums
  • Health eCareers
  • Healthcare Workforce Logistics
  • Katon Direct
  • LocumsMart
  • MPLT Healthcare
  • PracticeLink
  • PracticeMatch
  • The Medicus Firm

Download the Exhibitor & Sponsor
Information Packet below.

Download Prospectus

Education & Speakers

Concurrent sessions to be determined. Check back for updated information.
Participation in this conference will provide 8 continuing education credits towards CPRP certification renewal. AAPPR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 8 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit AAPPR is in the process of securing recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

How to Hit the Change Button: Leading Forward Through Change

Michelle Rozen, PhD

As an expert on motivation, human behavior and conflict, Dr. Rozen has devoted her career to teaching individuals, team and organizations how to lead effectively, increase engagement and address the human factor of every situation in the most effective, meaningful and growth oriented manner. She is a nationwide-recognized thought leader and speaker on motivation, leadership, change management, powerful conflict management and the human factor.


Imagine the Future: What Physician/Provider Recruiters Need to Know Now!

Crystal Washington, CSP

As a technology strategist and certified futurist, Crystal takes complex social media, app and web topics, and makes them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people. Crystal’s clients are comprised of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft and GE. As a sought-after keynote speaker, she has entertained and educated audiences around the globe.


Attendee Information

Hotel Reservations

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

AAPPR will make hotel reservations for accepted applicants after they have confirmed their participation. Reservation confirmations will be distributed via email by the end of March.

Cancellation Policy

If you are a confirmed attendee and are no longer able to attend, please notify AAPPR as soon as possible (no later than March 18, 2021) so that we can offer the registration to another qualified attendee. Substitutions are not allowed.


Please direct any requests for reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as soon as possible or no later than March 12, 2021 to Amber Feldpausch at (800) 830-2777 or

Looking for a brief conference overview in a printable format? Click here


Health and Safety Measures

The safety of our attendees, speakers, and staff is our top priority. AAPPR and the Gaylord Texan Resort will implement measures to ensure optimal health and safety conditions for all participants. These measures include, but may not be limited to, social distancing, masks, screening at entry, and responsible food and beverage choices. AAPPR will closely monitor the situation and decide whether to move forward with the event as scheduled based on health and safety requirements by March 1.