2019 PDW/RPS Schedule At-A-Glance

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Begins: Friday, April 5 | 7:00 a.m.
Ends: Sunday, April 7 | 3:30 p.m.

A combination of networking and need-to-know information. Connect with colleagues at 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 Lecture
The Bull from Pisa
Friday, April 5 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

James C. Puffer, MD

James C. Puffer, MD

Dr. James C. Puffer served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), located in Lexington, Kentucky, from 2003 to 2018. Dr. Puffer came to the ABFM from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined the faculty of the School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in 1979 after completing a family medicine residency at the UCLA Medical Center from 1976-1979.  He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1976 and graduated with honors from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1972. During his tenure at UCLA, he led the Department of Family Medicine from 1981-1998. He currently holds a voluntary faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky, where he serves as a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine.

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, April 5 | morning and afternoon and
Saturday, April 6 | morning

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

Discussion Tables

Saturday, April 6 | 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

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

Special Programming

Saturday, April 6 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Take part in special programming designed for those seeking guidance on ACGME accreditation. Additional registration fees apply. Space is limited. Learn more.  

Shared Programming

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. and
Sunday, April 7 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 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), 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. Learn more.