National Conference Speaker Resources

Join Us in 2018!

2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

August 2 - August 4, 2018
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, MO


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Please contact:
Rachel Larsen
(913) 906-6000, ext. 6720

The AAFP requires the use of the National Conference presentation template when developing your slides.

Send all documents to Rachel Larsen.

Information for 2017

A PowerPoint template has been produced to help you create a presentation appropriately formatted for the workshop screens.

  • *Slide 1 – Opening slide: first page of all presentations
  • Slide 2 – Title slide: add your workshop title and speaker name(s)
  • Slide 3 – Content slide: use this slide for content; duplicate as needed
  • *Slide 4 – Q&A slide: include after final content slide
  • *Slide 5 – "Let your voice be heard!": highlight the mobile app evaluation
  • *Slide 6 – "Stay Connected": final page of all presentations

*Indicates slide should not be edited.

Below are some time-saving tips on how to transfer a current slide deck to a larger- sized template.

  1. Open the template and ensure slides are set to 16:9 (on the Design menu under Page Setup).
  2. On the Home tab, click the arrow below New Slide and select Reuse Slides at the bottom of the menu.
  3. On the right-hand side menu, click the arrow under Browse and select the file you want to import into the new template.
  4. Right click on any of the slides in the Reuse Slides pane and select Insert All Slides.
  5. Review all slides for formatting issues as text and images may have shifted when transferring to the new template.
  6. Please include the last two slides ("Let your voice be heard!" and "Stay Connected") in your presentation as both contain important information to share with all attendees.

Speaker Deadlines

Due April 15, 2017

All speakers received either a Speaker Agreement or a Consent—IP Form(1 page DOCX) via email and must return by April 15. If you did not receive one of these documents, email Rachel Larsen. View the Copyright and Permissions FAQ(2 page PDF)

Due May 31, 2017

Handouts: Send documents to Rachel Larsen.

  • Handouts will be placed online and within the mobile app.
  • Handouts can be a copy of the slide presentation or a separate document (or both). 
  • Attendees view slides/handouts to reinforce the workshop learning experience and to gain exposure to sessions that they were unable to attend.
  • In 2016, National Conference handouts were downloaded more than 3,000 times from the mobile app and website.

Due June 29, 2017

  • Housing reservations: Hotel and travel arrangements are your responsibility. Early reservations for the hotels are recommended.

  • Registration: As a speaker for National Conference, your registration is complimentary. Registration instructions were included in your Speaker Agreement email. If you didn't receive this information, email Rachel Larsen.

Workshop Presenters

  • Please be in your assigned room at least ten minutes before your session begins.
  • Laptops are not provided for speakers. 
  • If you use a Mac, a Mac adaptor (provided by you) is required to connect to the LCD projector.
  • The following audio / visual equipment is provided in each room:
    • Microphone
    • LCD projector and screen
    • Speaker podium
  • Workshop sessions are often located in adjacent rooms. Please keep the volume of your session to a respectful level.
  • Your workshop session should not exceed its assigned length. Please manage the timing of your presentation and audience questions accordingly.