The National Conference Virtual Experience

What You Need to Know

We're glad you’re joining us for AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students! The virtual platform is open.  In preparation for the event we encourage you to check out the platform in advance and complete the following activities:

Be sure to access the Registration Bag( and check out the digital program guide and special offers.

Virtual Platform Access + Set-Up

Platform access is limited to National Conference registrations. 

NOT REGISTERED?  There’s still time – register here. Instructions on how to access the platform will be emailed to you once you have completed your registration

Platform Access

AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students will be hosted on the Virtual Event Place platform. Please go to Once you land on this page you will be required to log-in.

If this is your first time logging in, use the following credentials:

  • Your email address (the one used to register)
  • Registrant ID Number (emailed upon completion of your registration)

NOTE: the email sender is AAFP National Conference


  • Save your registrant ID number somewhere that you can easily access it
  • Preferred browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Event Guidelines: to ensure the best possible experience for all event participants, the AAFP established National Conference Event Guidelines for all participants

Profile Set-Up

Once logged in to Virtual Event Place: 

  1. Select Update My Profile from the drop-down menu under your photo icon in the upper right corner. 
  2. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.  
  3. View your changes by clicking on My Profile at the top of your screen on the right-hand side. Your profile is only for the event; any updates will not impact your AAFP account information.

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT update your email address.  This is how you authenticate yourself to login for the event.  If you change this field, it may cause login issues in the future. 

Choose Your Schedule + Session Participation

Learn about CV preparation, do’s and don’ts of residency interviewing, clinical skills, and more. From the Lobby, go to Educational Programming to view the event schedule. Join any workshop by clicking Attend Webcast under the session title. Session registration is not required.

Virtual Expo Hall

Check out the virtual Expo Hall and visit with residency programs, physician employers, professional organizations, and more during Expo Hall hours.  Exhibit staff will be available to communicate with you via live chat or video chat during these times:

  • Thursday, July 30, 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 31, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Request a Meeting

Search for exhibitors you would like to connect with. Use the chat function inside the booth to request a meeting. An exhibit staff will coordinate a time that works for both of you and designate the meeting area (Zoom, Webex, phone, etc.).

How to Leave a Business Card

Leave your virtual business card in any booth you visit. The information included on your business card is pulled from your platform profile. You may add the best time for exhibitors to contact you in the comment section. 

Trivia Night

Friday, July 31 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us on Friday for a little friendly competition at Trivia Night. Meet up with friends, show off your smarts, and maybe even win some prizes!  The event lobby will reflect the link to participate – watch for it on Friday evening.

Sponsored by Army Medical Recruiting 


Residents and students are encouraged to share ideas through online discussion groups and submit issues of significant concern via leadership discussion room. From the Lobby, go to Networking Lounges, and find the Hosted Discussion Groups and Leadership Online Discussion.

Elections of resident and student leaders will still be held following live Candidates’ Forums on August 1. Learn More»

Networking Lounges

Connect with like-minded peers and faculty who are passionate about family medicine through the Networking Lounges. Brainstorm collaboratively about important family medicine issues and participate in online discussions to affect change including a Leadership Networking Room, Member Interest Groups (MIGs), and the Family Physician Gallery.



Can I attend more than one session?

You can only attend one activity at a time during virtual National Conference, just like in person.  If you are visiting the Expo Hall, you cannot also attend a workshop.  You can access recordings of all educational sessions after it has completed.

How do I view workshop recordings?

Recordings for workshops are available in the webcast rooms.

Is there a cap on workshop attendance?

There is no limit to the number of people who can attend a workshop.

Are handouts available?

Yes.  Handouts for workshops can be found in individual webcast rooms.

Will posters have presentations or just be displayed?

Posters will be display only, no speaker presentations.

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