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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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Begins: Saturday, April 4 | 1:30 p.m.
Ends: Tuesday, April 7 | 11:00 a.m.

Bring your whole team to the Residency Programs Solutions (RPS) 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 4 | 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. and

Sunday, April 5 | 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. Learn more.

Discussion Tables

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

Participate in networking breakfast tables on topics important to family medicine residencies. Sign-up to host a table outside Exhibit Hall B.


Thomas L. Stern, MD, Memorial Lecture: Caring for Our Communities, Caring for Ourselves: Finding Meaning and Resilience Through Community Engagement and Population Health

Monday, April 6 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, MD, Residency Program Director, Regional Associate Dean, Oregon Health & Science University, Cascades East Family Medicine Residence

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, MD

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, MD, is an associate professor at Oregon Health & Science University, and the residency program director for the OHSU-Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Joyce has been the Program Director for Cascades East Family Medicine since 2011 and serves as Regional Associate Dean for the OHSU Campus for Rural Health. She is active in organizations and efforts to support community health and holds a certificate of added qualification in Hospice and Palliative Care.  Dr. Hollander-Rodriguez is passionate about rural health education, health equity, and community-engaged approaches to health in the Klamath Basin and beyond.

About the Thomas L. Stern Memorial 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 6 | morning and afternoon and
Tuesday, April 7 | morning

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

Special Programming

Take part in special programming designed for administrator/coordinators and for those interested in a one-hour private session with RPS consultant teams on any topic. Additional registration fees apply. Space is limited. Learn more.