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2021 PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Note: Event takes place one month earlier in 2021.

PDW and RPS: March 5-9
PDW Only: March 5-7
RPS Only: March 6-9

Begins: Friday, March 5 | 7:00 a.m.
Ends: Sunday, March 7 | 3:00 p.m. 

A combination of networking and need-to-know information. Connect with colleagues at the Program Directors Workshop (PDW).

Conference Highlights  

  • Experience workshops on a variety of topics, such as the administration and finance of the residency program, accreditation requirements and change management.
  • Gain the tools you need and get inspired to improve your program.
  • Attend sessions specifically designed to address issues faced by program directors, associate program directors and other program leadership.



Nicholas J. Pisacano, MD, Memorial Lecture 
Friday, March 5 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

About the Nicholas J. Pisacano Memorial Lectureship
The purpose of the Nicholas J. Pisacano Memorial Lectureship is to provide opportunities for outstanding scholars to address pertinent and interesting issues of concern to the family physicians and populations served by family physicians. This lectureship is sponsored by the ABFM.

Dr. Nicholas Pisacano was Founder and director of the ABFP. He believed that the welfare of the patient was of utmost importance and that physicians should be broadly educated. He did not accept mediocrity; instead he believed strongly in striving for excellence.


Friday, March 5 | morning and afternoon and Saturday, March 6 | morning

Attend up to six PDW Workshops on hot topics for residency leadership.

Discussion Tables

Daily | 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Participate in networking breakfast tables on topics important to family medicine residencies. 

Shared Programming

Saturday, March 6 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. and
Sunday, March 7 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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), American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), and the AAFP Government Relations team. The annual Innovation Showcase and Hot Topic Panel Discussion are also part of the PDW and RPS Shared Programming.