2019 PDW/RPS Schedule At-A-Glance

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Begins: Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 p.m.
Ends: Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 a.m.

Bring your whole team to the conference designed to help you find solutions that work.

Conference Highlights  

  • Experience workshops on a variety of topics, such as curricular challenges and innovations, resident mentoring, accreditation compliance and resilience and well-being. 
  • Gain the tools you need and get inspired to improve your program.
  • Attend sessions specifically designed to address issues faced by administrators/coordinators, nurses, faculty and the whole residency team.


Shared Programming

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 - 4:0 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.

Discussion Tables

Monday, April 8 | 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

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


Thomas L. Stern, MD, Memorial Lecture
The Master Adaptive Learner and the Supporting Residency Cast

Monday, April 8 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Louito Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP

Louito Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP

Dr. Edje is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She matriculated to Michigan State University at age 16 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She was President of her class at the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), then completed her residency training, with honors, at the Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency where she subsequently served as Program Director for eight years. She is a 2012 graduate of the National Institute of Program Director Development (NIPDD) and was the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ 2012 Family Physician of The Year. In addition to being the youngest Chief of Staff in the 100-year history of her residency’s Sponsoring Institution, she was the first female Department Chair. She serves on the University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Executive Committee and is on the Ohio Delegation to the American Medical Association. Dr Edje has a Masters in Health Professions Education from her alma mater where she is on faculty in the Department of Learning Health Sciences. She is currently founding Program Director of St. Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency and was recently appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Family Medicine.

About the Thomas L. Stern Lectureship
The Thomas L. Stern, MD, Lectureship was created to support opportunities that enhance the quality of Family Medicine education. This lectureship is sponsored by the AAFP Foundation.

Dr. Tom Stern was one of the founding fathers of the specialty of family medicine who went on to dedicate over 50 years to enhancing the quality in family medicine residency education. He was a program director; technical advisor to the Marcus Welby show on ABC; and established the Residency Program Solutions service.


Monday, April 8 | morning and afternoon and
Tuesday, April 9 | morning

Attend up to six RPS Workshops on hot topics for residency teams.

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrator/coordinators, nurses, or those seeking guidance on ACGME accreditation. Additional registration fees apply. Space is limited. Learn more.