Abstract Information for the 2017 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

The 2017 AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop will be held October 5-7, 2017, at JW Marriott Houston in Houston, TX. The workshop is a great opportunity to explore ways to engage in global health, prepare for an overseas experience, and match your knowledge and skills with health needs around the world.

"I found the workshop to be an incredible resource for networking. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to meet student and physician colleagues, with whom I can work in the future toward similar goals."

— Christine Spampinato, M2

CME credit will be available for the conference, so presentations must address needs-based topic areas, be supported by evidence, and support professional practice changes by attendees. Before you access the abstract submission tool, please review the list of session topics for the 2017 Global Health Workshop.

When you're ready to begin the submission process, follow the steps below:


Complete the Conflict of Interest Form

Complete the Conflict of Interest Form

All presenters, co-presenters, and authors must complete the “CME Policy and Procedures for Full Disclosure and Identification and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest” at the time of submission or by May 15, 2017. Abstracts will NOT be reviewed without a disclosure filed for ALL presenters and authors.

If you are an AAFP member, follow these instructions to submit your form online:

  1. Visit http://www.aafp.org/conflict (or copy link to your browser).
  2. Select ‘Option 1.’ Use your AAFP username and password.
  3. Choose your role(s).
  4. Check the appropriate box whether you have a financial relationship to disclose or not.
  5. If there are disclosures, please select all relationships that apply.
  6. Once the “submit” button is clicked, the Conflict of Interest form is submitted to a central database.

If you are not an AAFP member, create an account to submit your Conflict of Interest form online:

  1. Visit https://nf.aafp.org/Account/Home/New (or copy link to your browser).
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an AAFP account. Once you have set up an account, you will have an AAFP username and password.
  3. Follow steps 1 through 7 for AAFP members to complete the Conflict of Interest form.


Prepare Materials and Information

Prepare all Materials and Information

Each submission should include the following information (please note there is a limit of three submissions per presenter):

  • Title of presentation
  • Short abstract (150 words or less)
  • Learning objectives
  • Knowledge, competency, and/or performance gap(s)
  • Contact information
  • Names of presenter(s)/author(s)
  • Conflict of Interest form filled out for AAFP (see above for instructions)

Access the Abstract Submission Tool

Access the Abstract Submission Tool

Please note that the abstract submission system does not allow you to save and return to resume the application at a later time. Before beginning your application, make sure you have all materials and information listed below ready.