Call for Proposals

PDW-RPS 2020

Share your knowledge and expertise!

Expected Timeline

Proposals accepted between now and Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

November 2019

  • Proposal notifications sent.
  • Acceptance documents due.
  • Professional headshot due.

February 2020

  • Workshop presentation due.
  • Innovation Showcase slides (two slides) due.
  • Poster file due.



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Cristin Estes
913-906-6000 ext 6356

All proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Submit a proposal for a PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium workshop, poster, or showcase presentation.

Anyone in family medicine residency education including program directors, associate program directors, faculty, administrators and coordinators, nurses, and other team members can submit proposals.

CME Requirements

  • All presentations must address needs-based topics, be supported by evidence, encourage professional practice changes by attendees and have a direct bearing on patient care.
  • The CME Conflict of Interest Disclosure must be completed by all presenters at the time the proposal is submitted.
  • A conflict of interest does NOT prevent a proposal from being selected but the conflicts may need to be mitigated.
  • On the Conflict of Interest Disclosure form, you will be asked to indicate the role(s) you hold as related to your proposal. Please indicate all roles you will fill for these presentations. These roles may include but are not limited to:
    • Presentation Faculty
    • Author
    • Editor
    • Do NOT select Staff unless you are employed by the AAFP

Selection Process

  • The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium Planning Committee, made up of your peers, selects workshops to create a well-rounded symposium.
  • To assist in content selection and placement, the Planning Committee will pay close attention to the Topic, Audience(s), Interactive Methods, and Recommended Practice Changes selected on the proposal form to ensure impactful content and placement.
  • Preference is given to solution-focused presentations that will improve work and personal satisfaction in residency for faculty, residents and other staff.
  • If selected, all presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and registration arrangements. Honorariums are not available for this symposium. Registration will open in December.


  • Workshops will be a total of 60 minutes in length.
  • NEW! All workshops will be required to utilize the AAFP Audience Engagement System (AES) for questions and answers. 
  • NEW! Some workshops in 2020 will be recorded and made available On Demand.
  • The total number of presenters for each workshop should not exceed four (4).
  • If selected, workshops will be assigned between Friday, April 3, 2020, and Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
  • Some workshops may be selected to present more than once.
  • Most of the time, workshops are assigned to PDW or RPS based on the following:
    • PDW workshops address specific issues faced by program directors, associate program directors and other program leadership on issues like the administration and finance of the residency program, accreditation requirements and change management.
    • RPS workshops address issues faced by program directors, associate program directors, administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team on issues like curricular challenges and innovations, resident mentoring, accreditation compliance and resilience and well-being.
  • Workshops should include interactive activities and discussion.
  • Presenters should have an appreciation for adult learning theory.

Audience Engagement System (AES)

NEW! On Demand

  • On Demand is an online library that provides access to key sessions presented during PDW and RPS. 
  • This online content includes synchronized slides and audio that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. 
  • More information coming soon.

Innovation Showcase

  • This is a rapid-fire presentation of residency program innovations followed by a Q&A period.
  • The Innovation Showcase will take place Sunday, April 5 during Shared Programming.
  • Each presenter will have 5 minutes to describe the innovation.
  • The presenter will be allowed two slides for the presentation.


  • An electronic file of your Poster is required meeting the following specifications:
    • The art files should be created and submitted to size at 36"x48" or 48"x36". 
    • Submit the file as a pdf.
  • AAFP will print all posters for display.