About the Symposium

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PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Fri, Apr 3 - Tues, Apr 7

PDW Only
Fri, Apr 3 - Sun, Apr 5

RPS Only
Sat, Apr 4 - Tues, Apr 7

2020 PDW/RPS Schedule At-A-Glance

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2020 Event Cancelled

After careful consideration of COVID-19 information from the CDC and our experts, the AAFP has determined that it is necessary to cancel the PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium. The decision to cancel isn’t one we took lightly.

We have decided to cancel the in-person event because:

  • Many of you are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak and you need to remain in your community to serve patients.
  • It's important that we lead by example through social distancing and not contribute to further spread of the virus.

Next Steps: The AAFP is evaluating potential options to conduct portions of the symposium as a digital event. We will email you soon with updates, as well as information about crediting or refunding your registration fee.

If you reserved a hotel room, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.

Questions: Contact the AAFP’s Member Resource Center at 800-274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org. 


Take advantage of the opportunity to gain information, solutions, and inspiration for the whole team.

The PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium is designed to provide family medicine residency team members with practical strategies for improving residency education, implementing change, and a better understanding of how to maintain compliance with the current and changing graduate medical education accreditation systems and standards involving family medicine rules, regulations, and policies. This national conference is for the entire residency team.

No matter which residency program role you represent, everyone can attend both PDW and RPS.

Program Directors Workshop

Connect with colleagues at PDW. A combination of networking and need-to-know information, this conference is designed to address the specific needs of program directors and associate program directors. Learn more.

Residency Program Solutions

Bring your whole team to the conference designed to help you find solutions that work. RPS offers customized programming designed to address issues faced by program directors, associate program directors, administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team. Learn more.

PDW and RPS Shared Programming

Shared Programming is included in PDW and RPS registrations.

Shared programming includes updates from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Review Committee for Family Medicine (ACGME RC-FM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), AAFP Government Relations team and more. Learn more.

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrators / coordinators. Special programming is also available for those interested in a private session with RPS consultant teams on any topic. Additional registration fees apply. Space is limited. Learn more.

Planning Committee

2020 Planning Committee 

Committee Chair
Deanne St. George
Manager, AAFP Department of Graduate Medical Education, Leawood, KS

AAFP Commission on Education (AAFP CoE)
Wendy Barr, MD, MPH, MSCE
Program Director and DIO, Lawrence, MA

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Sam Jones, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Fairfax, VA

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
Marissa Rogers, DO
Program Director, Grand Blanc, MI

Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Elissa Palmer, MD, FAAFP
Chair and Program Director, Las Vegas, NV

Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA)
Angela Womble, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator, Baraboo, Wi
Cheryl Haynes, BA, C-TAGME
Residency Manager, Fayetteville, NC

Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)
Deborah Clements, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Grayslake, IL

North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
James Wang, MD
Fellow, Phoenix, AZ

Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants (RPS)
Roger Garvin, MD, FAAFP
Director of GME Expansion & Integration, Portland, OR

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Jeff Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP
Program Director, Elkhorn, WI