2017 National Conference Poster Competition

2017 National Conference Poster Winners

  • Resident winner
    Food Insecurity: Identification of an Effective Screening Process
    Oluwaseun Acquah, MD, Alice Macdonald, MBChB, Judith Boylan, MD, and Ashley Estrem, DO
  • Student winner
    Text Messaging Use in African American Women Ages 40-78
    Malia Swanson

Categories

  • Research – Summarize the results of a well-defined basic or clinical research project, including a hypothesis, dependent and independent variables, tests for measures of association, succinct discussion of data, etc.  All work should be original. Projects may involve observational or interventional studies.  If project involves human subjects, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.
  • Clinical Inquiry – Present a clinical scenario with discussion of an actual patient presentation or review of current evidence-based recommendations for a clinical topic. A clinical case presentation must include an introduction, case description, and discussion of current practice guidelines for management of the patient. An evidence-based review need not be based on an actual patient presentation, but must provide a systematic review of the current best research evidence to answer a clinical question. The presentation should provide an evidence-based answer on a topic relevant to family medicine and common in everyday practice and include an evidence summary, recommendations from others, and clinical commentary. View a current list of AAFP-approved evidence-based medicine sources.
  • Community Project – Describe personal experience working on a community-based initiative to improve the health of a specific population (e.g. providing adolescent AIDS education, working with school nurses to develop asthma action plans, establishing a health care program for the homeless, etc.)  Student/resident applicant(s) must have served in a leadership role in the planning and execution of the project. The description should include an evaluation of the project. If project involves human subjects, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.
  • Educational Program – Describe an educational program or curricular innovation that has been evaluated for its impact on medical student or resident training.  Student/resident applicant(s) must have played a substantive role in the creation, implementation, and/or evaluation of the target program.  This may have been done in collaboration with faculty.  An applicant(s) needs to state specifically the role he/she played in the program.  If project involves human subjects, documentation of approval or exemption from an institutional review board (IRB) is required.

Judging Criteria

1. Application/Abstract

  • Application and abstracts will be peer-reviewed and judged on the following criteria:
    • Relevance to family medicine
    • Originality/innovative nature of project or question
    • Statement of purpose/goals
    • Project description
    • Evidence-based nature of content
    • Validity of conclusions
    • Impact on future work

2. On-site Poster Presentation

  • If accepted for presentation, poster authors will be invited to display their posters at the 2017 National Conference (see display information below).
  • Author(s) will be required to staff their poster display during select exhibit hours at National Conference.
  • On-site judging will be held on July 28 during select exhibit hours. Authors will have three minutes to present their poster and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Relevance to family medicine
    • Design
    • Display
    • Presenter's skill


Recognition

Outstanding poster presentations will be recognized during National Conference. The top resident and top student will earn a trip to the 2017 Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 12-16, in San Antonio, TX, to present their poster. No monetary awards are offered.