Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Physician Leadership Symposium

2020 Physician Leadership Symposium On-Campus Activities Canceled

A past Physician Leadership Symposium.

Held every April, the Physician Leadership Symposium provides opportunities for physicians to network with colleagues from all graduated PEMBA classes, current PEMBA students and faculty members. The event's focus changes each year based on latest research, and the college sponsors the symposium as a service to its PEMBA alumni and students, without charge, as part of our lifetime of learning promise.

Participants have opportunities to network with other physician leaders, build knowledge, meet with industry-leading employers and recruiters, and gain insight into ways of succeeding in the broader healthcare industry.

Registration is complimentary and includes session materials, breakfast and lunch, a shuttle, CEU’s and proceedings.

2020 Physician Leadership Symposium On-Campus Activities Canceled

In recognition of the growing global concern surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Physician Executive MBA Program at the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business is canceling our on-campus activities related to the 2020 Physician Leadership Symposium scheduled for April 24-25, 2020.

Protection of the health and well-being of our alumni, students, guests, as well as the symposium's faculty and the program's staff is our first priority. Our decision was also informed by direction received from the University's administration. Our administration - quite reasonably and responsibly - is following the CDC's guidelines and the best advice from physicians to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections and illnesses. We've listened to expert physicians and agree with them that the risk to you and others concerning non-essential travel is simply too high.

We are assessing alternative ways to deliver these timely and essential seminars to you. Please be assured that you will be the first to know when and how you will be able to participate. In fact, our symposium's Director, Dr. Don Lighter, is already reaching out the symposium's faculty to begin work on new plans to ensure you have this information in a prompt and timely fashion.

For those already registered:

  • For peace of mind, please confirm with Tom Brown that you received this message and know that the on-campus event has been canceled.
  • You registration for the symposium will remain active, so you won't have to register a second time.
  • The Cumberland House Hotel will cancel your reservation without any charge or penalty to you.
  • You will receive updates about the symposium automatically.
  • Alumni and guests are most welcome to make a visit to campus during the program's third residence period this coming August.
  • Details on arranging a visit during Residence Period 3 will be sent to you soon.

We regret any inconvenience to you due to the cancellation of our upcoming on-campus activities. We remain committed to delivering these world-class sessions to you. Thank you for your understanding during these most unusual times we are living in.


Organizing Committee

Donald Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP | Symposium Director
Kate Atchley, PhD | Executive Director, Graduate and Executive Education 

For questions about abstracts, please contact: Dr. Lighter at dlighter@utk.edu.
For all general questions, please contact: Tom Brown at tjbrown@utk.edu or (865) 974-1772


 Download 2019 Proceedings

Need Help?

Please contact Tom Brown at tjbrown@utk.edu or (865) 974-1772.