Scientific Display FAQ

Scientific Informational Display Frequently Asked Questions

What is the submission timeline?

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2022, to March 31, 2022. No exceptions will be made after March 31. We will not be accepting any late breaking abstract requests. All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 31. Any incomplete submissions will not be accepted. 

Can I submit multiple abstracts for the same research study with different authors and/or titles?

No. Only one abstract per study is allowed. 

Are encore presentations accepted?

Encore presentations are welcome if the original date of the publication is after January 1, 2022. Anything published prior to January 1 is not eligible. Please indicate where the abstract was previously presented as preference will be made those that have not been presented in the primary care or family medicine space.

Is there a fee to apply and if selected, is there a fee to present the poster?

No, there is not an application fee to apply in 2022. If selected, to view/access your ePoster, you will be required to register and attend the event in order view your poster.

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There will be no presentations (live or recorded) associated with the posters. You are encouraged to include on the poster email contact information for conference attendees to reach you for any questions or additional information pertaining to your poster. You can also consider adding a QR code with details that are easy to download.

Are authors required to present their Scientific Informational Displays?

No, this is an ePoster format. You are encouraged to include email contact information so conference attendees can reach out to you for more information or questions. 

Do you need to submit a short and full abstract? Are they supposed to be different?

Yes, you should submit both a short and full abstract. The short abstract will help our team understand what your focus is; the full abstract will allow our team to better understand the work you have done.

For the short abstract, we are looking for a brief, succinct summary of the area(s) of focus in the research and the outcome with maximum 250 words.

The full abstract would be an opportunity to expand into further detail. We typically see teams attach a 1-1 ½ page Word document for the full abstract since most have not created the final poster at the time of submission; this is a way to share the details without having to have the poster complete.

Our review team will use this information in their evaluation.

Is there a word count limit for the full abstract?

No, there is not a word count limit for the full abstract. Abstracts should include background/introduction, purpose, methods, results, conclusions, and references. Please also include all authors in the abstract. 

What are standard rules for an abstract?

Standard academic abstract rules apply to what you submit. 

View acceptable parameters for research industry posters >

Are there limitations for listing author academic/professional degrees (MD, APNP, PhD)?

No, there are no limitations.

What is the maximum number of abstracts that will be accepted for FMX 2022?

There is no limit to the number of abstracts that will be accepted. 

Will the abstracts accepted for the Scientific Informational Display be published at all?

Abstracts will not be published or available outside FMX. 

We are considering submitting an abstract to a conference that precedes AAFP FMX and may not find out before March 31 whether the abstract is accepted for the earlier conference. Is it permissible to submit an abstract for the AAFP Scientific Informational Displays and designate it later as an “encore presentation” if the work is accepted by the earlier conference?

Yes.

What is the poster format at FMX?

  • The format for 2022 will be ePosters.
  • You will be allowed a single, one-page poster PDF.
  • Landscape is the preferred/recommended layout option.
  • You can include QR codes in your posters to provide the learner/attendee with more information.
  • Please include all author names on your poster.
  • Consider including email contact information for the lead author in case conference attendees would like to connect with you.

Who can help me with other questions?

Karen Heins  kheins@aafp.org  |  (913) 906-6265