2020 Future Leaders Conference

January 17 - 19, 2020  
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phoenix, Arizona


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

For more information, please contact Tina Burk.


Phoenix, Arizona

Attendee List:

Christopher Paynter, DO, MS; Danielle  Barnett-Trapp, DO; Guy Hamilton, DO; Jeree Frost, DO; Marsha Dietrich-McLean, DO; Ryan Smith, DO; Steven Ferreira, DO; Sean Carnahan, DO; Aarisha Shrestha, DO; Raquel Pence, DO; Adam Makkawi, DO; Rishi Patel, DO; Manasa Sridhar, DO; Isaac Spence, DO; Nickia D King, DO; Jessica Richter, DO, MPH; Joseph Barbato, DO; Viet-Thi Ta, DO; Indhu Prabhakaran, DO; Sherrita Polk, DO