• 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 25 – 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022

    Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center | Kansas City, MO

    Each year, the summit provides educational and networking opportunities through hot topic workshops, plenaries, posters, innovations, and regulatory updates. The content benefits an audience of family medicine residency program directors, faculty, nurses, and administrators all across the country. Learn more about this event.

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

    The Residency Leadership Summit is designed to provide family medicine residency team members with practical strategies for improving residency education and implementing change. This includes cultivating a better understanding of how to maintain compliance with the relevant accreditation systems, standards, rules, regulations, and policies within family medicine education. This national conference is for the entire residency team.

    No matter which residency program role you represent, everyone can attend the Residency Leadership Summit

    Main Stages include updates from:

    • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Review Committee for Family Medicine (ACGME RC-FM)
    • The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
    • The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP)
    • The AAFP Government Relations team
    • The Annual Nicholas J. Pisacano, MD and Thomas L. Stern, MD Memorial Lectures

    Special Programming

    Take part in special programming designed for administrators / coordinators. More information coming soon

    2021 On Demand Library

    RLS event attendees receive complimentary, 60-day access to On Demand recordings.

    If you are interested in long-term access to this content, including additional CME credits, you qualify for discounted pricing.

    Looking for more training? Learn about the 2020 On Demand library which includes 22 sessions and a team sharing option. 

    Planning Committee Section

    The Residency Leadership Summit is managed by the AAFP. The Planning Committee is made up of representatives from the following organizations:

    •  The AAFP Commission on Education (AAFP)
    •  The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
    •  The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
    •  The Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
    •  The Association of Family Medicine Administration (AFMA)
    •  The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)
    •  The North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
    •  The Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants (RPS Panel)
    •  The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

    2022 Planning Committee coming soon.

    Share your knowledge!

    Submit a proposal for a workshop, poster, or showcase presentation.All proposals must be submitted by Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Anyone in family medicine residency education can submit proposals. This includes program directors, associate program directors, faculty, administrators and coordinators, nurses, and other team members.

    Expected Timeline

    Proposals accepted between now and Friday, July 30, 2021.

    September, 2021

    • Proposal notifications sent
    • Acceptance documents due

    February, 2022

    • Workshop presentation due
    • Innovation Showcase slides due
    • Poster file due

    CME Requirements

    • All presentations must:
      • Address needs-based topics
      • Be supported by evidence
      • Encourage professional practice changes by attendees
      • Have a direct bearing on patient care
    • The CME Disclosure form (previously the Conflict of Interest form) Conflict of Interest Disclosure must be completed by all presenters at the time the proposal is submitted.
    • A financial relationship disclosure does NOT prevent a proposal from being selected but the conflicts may need to be mitigated.

    Selection Process

    • The Planning Committee, made up of your peers, selects sessions to create a well-rounded summit.
    • Preference is given to solution-focused presentations that will improve work and personal satisfaction in residency for faculty, residents, and other staff.
    • If selected, all presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and registration arrangements.
    • Honorariums are not available.
    • Registration will open in December.


    • All presentations will be:
      • A total of 60 minutes in length
      • Presented live during the event
      • Be pre-recorded and made available On Demand
    • The total number of presenters for session should not exceed three (3).

    Innovation Showcase

    • This is a rapid-fire presentation of residency program innovations followed by a Q&A period.
    • Each presenter will have 5 minutes to describe the innovation.
    • The presenter will be allowed two slides for the presentation.


    • An electronic file of your poster is required meeting the following specifications:
      • 36"x48" or 48"x36" 
      • PDF format
    • AAFP will print all posters for display.

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