Future Leaders Conference
The ACOFP Future Leaders Conference is designed for outstanding new physicians (in practice five years or less) and residents who are interested in achieving a greater awareness of their leadership style and its impact on their professional performance. 

The Future Leaders Conference creates a learning experience where attendees will participate in activities with the goal of:

  • Maintaining and prioritizing personal balance
  • Leading and managing change
  • Understanding strengths and maximizing the talents of others
  • Learning what influences leadership
  • Connecting with peers and ACOFP leaders 

Participants will enjoy a “learn through doing” program and walk away with a greater awareness of their skills and leadership styles.


Nominees must be a family medicine resident or new physician, ACOFP member, and interested in volunteering their skills and knowledge at ACOFP. Participants must plan on being present for all activities beginning Friday afternoon and concluding Sunday morning. Nominations require:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nominee's Curriculum Vitae
  • At least one letter of recommendation from the nominator, Residency Program Director or state society 
  • Completed essay question

Nominations for the 2021 Conference will open in the fall. For more information, please contact Tina Burk.


Phoenix, Arizona

Attendee List:

Elizabeth Balyakina, DO; Thomas Cawood, DO; Tina Chuong, DO; Rachel Denny, DO; Elizabeth George, DO; Andrew Hamilton, DO; Nicole Hardman, DO; Sean Johnson, DO; Stephanie Kidd, DO; James Lester, DO; Madeleine McMall, DO; Eric Noh, DO; Nina Oberschmidt, DO; Janna Quiling, DO; Sean Quionez, DO; Erika Snyder, DO; James Starrett, DO; Justine Suba-Cohen, DO; Danielle Timmons, DO; Kevin Volkema, DO; Stacy Chase, DO, FACOFP; Sean Perrine, DO; Hilary Haack, DO; and Rachel Young, DO.