Session Types for Abstract Submission

Because CME credit will be available for the conference, presentations must address needs-based topic areas, be supported by evidence, and support professional practice changes by attendees. To assist in content selection and placement, the planning committee will pay close attention to the Topic, Sub-Topic, and Audience(s) selected on the proposal form.

Topics

Teaching Global Health Lecture Series

This type of session allows you to present a lecture/didactic about a core global health topic.  In the past such topics have included, “Evaluation of the Returned Traveler,” “Dengue Fever,” “Emerging Public Health Topics” such as Zika virus this year and “Chronic Diseases in the Developing World.”  These sessions allow attendees to hear from colleagues who have expertise and passion in certain global health topic areas. These sessions are perfect for those wanting to expand their knowledge base in core and contemporary global health issues.  In addition these sessions can serve to model didactic approaches for attendees who are developing curriculum within their institutions. 

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Degree to which there is a need to expose attendees to topic area, including new approaches, commonality of topic, and timeliness of topic area.
  2. Ability/expertise of presenter to present in topic area.
  3. Organization of lecture to impart learning objectives and content effectively.


Global Expansion of Family Medicine

Family Medicine is proliferating worldwide.  These sessions profile the growth, development, and lessons learned in the expansion of family medicine and primary care globally. In past years, these sessions have included the expansion of Family Medicine as a discipline to new countries, such as Vietnam or China, as well as ways that Family Medicine’s reach is being expanded virtually via online platforms.  This could also include topics such as the development of pre-doctoral/medical school departments, postgraduate training, and the development of professional organizations and national policies to include family physicians in the workforce effectively.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Degree to which expansion of family medicine is significant and relevant.
  2. Diversity of presentations at Global Health Workshop with regard to geographic areas or types of Family Medicine expansion/integration.


Reflections in Global Health

These sessions provide an opportunity to explore reflection, critical thinking, and testimonials in global health. They are an opportunity for presenters to dive into thought-provoking topics, personal reflection, as well as unique lenses through which to view global health and engagement.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Relevancy of reflection for Global Health Workshop audience.
  2. Degree of critical reflection and depth of reflection.
  3. Diversity of voice and perspectives represented by presentation.


Case Studies in Program Design and Implementation

There is so much to learn from other's experience in designing, administering, and improving sustainable global health programs.  These sessions provide an opportunity to present and learn about unique or foundational program models and time to discuss these models, their broader application and their sustainability.   Topics range from programs developed in high-income settings to expose trainees to global health in low/middle income countries to clinical or public health programs that served communities and regions for many years. From start-up to long term sustainability, these sessions provide the opportunity to share insights and experiences from programs at all stages of development.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Degree to which program design and implementation has been completed and evaluated.
  2. Degree to which session provides new insights in program design to attendees.
  3. Overall relevance of program design to Global Health Workshop audience.


Focus on Research & Evaluation

Family Medicine has a unique perspective as frontline clinicians, systems-based thinkers, and holistic practitioners and educators. These sessions will showcase research-related topics and oral research presentations that leverage the strengths of Family Medicine.  

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Use of research methodology and systematic data collection and analysis.
  2. Relevancy of topic of research for Global Health Workshop audience.
  3. Magnitude of implications research has on education, practice, program development or other aspects of global health.


GLOCAL: Local Global Health

New in 2016 these types of sessions explore all aspects of global health activities that are undertaken in contexts local to the US.  Commonly these are activities undertaken with particular populations (e.g. migrant farmworkers, refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers or other transnational migrated groups).   When considering what may fit within these sessions, a consensus definition of global health that is not geographic-specific, may help. 

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Degree to which global activities are happening locally in the US and embody the spirit and principles of “global health.”
  2. Relevancy of presentation for Global Health Workshop audience.


Registration for the Global Health Workshop is now open.

Register for the AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop

September 8-10, 2016
Atlanta, GA


REGISTER OFFLINE

Phone: (800) 274-2237

Fax/Mail: Download the registration form(211 KB PDF)

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Questions?


Alexander Ivanov
AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives
(913) 906-6000 ext. 5123
aivanov@aafp.org

Ashley Poole
Interprofessional Activities
(913) 906-6000 ext. 3140
apoole@aafp.org

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Questions?


Alexander Ivanov
AAFP Center for Global Health Initiatives
(913) 906-6000 ext. 5123
aivanov@aafp.org

Ashley Poole
Interprofessional Activities
(913) 906-6000 ext. 3140
apoole@aafp.org