2018 National Conference Poster Competition

2018 National Conference Poster Winners

  • Resident Winner
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Challenges in Diagnosis
    Catherine Peony Khoo, MD
  • Student Winner
    Effects of Protocol Changes on Postpartum Visit Attendance Rates and Patient Care at a Student-Run Free Clinic
    Taylor Fagan, Marie Rosenberger, and Cate Heil

View the 2018 Poster Presentation Abstracts.(16 page PDF)


The purpose of the National Conference poster competition is to stimulate research by medical students and family medicine residents, to provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, to showcase unique community projects, and to encourage networking among medical students and residents with similar interests. In 2018, up to 50 entries will be selected for display at National Conference. Of those, the top twelve will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.

Judging Criteria

Poster judging is a two-tier process.

1. Application/Abstract

  • Applications 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
  • Up to fifty entries will be accepted for display at National Conference (see display information). Of those, the top twelve will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.

2. Onsite Poster Presentation

  • Onsite judging for the top twelve posters will be held on August 3.  Authors will have three minutes to present their poster and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Relevance to family medicine
    • Design
    • Display
    • Presenters' skills
  • Author(s) will be required to staff their poster display during select hours at National Conference.


  • Authors of all accepted entries must create an art file and submit as a pdf to a size of 48” wide x 36” high prior to National Conference. Guidelines(2 page PDF) for creating and displaying successful posters are available. Additional information will be provided to those selected.
  • Posters will be printed by the AAFP and displayed on easels in a designated area at National Conference. 


Outstanding poster presentations will be recognized during National Conference. The top resident and top student will earn a trip to the 2018 Family Medicine Experience (FMX), October 9-13 in New Orleans, LA to present their posters. No monetary awards are offered.