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The purpose of the National Conference poster competition is to stimulate research by medical students and family medicine residents, provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, showcase unique community projects, and encourage networking among medical students and residents with similar interests. In 2020, up to 50 entries will be selected for display at National Conference. Of those, the top 12 will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.
The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by April 1, 2020. An abstract of the poster and an art file must accompany the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by June 1.
The submitter and all medical students and family medicine residents displaying their poster onsite must be:
Not a member? Join now. New or lapsed memberships may take one week to process. Please plan accordingly as late applications will not be accepted.
1. Log in to the AAFP submission website.
Members may log in using their AAFP ID. Not a member? Join now. New or lapsed memberships may take one week to process. Please plan accordingly as late applications will not be accepted.
2. Enter proposal information.
It is recommended you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your online application. Required information and attachments include:
Applicants must include all information outlined for each category below — five-page maximum, excluding the Reference page for Clinical Inquiry entries. Please bold each section header for easier reading.
Research (See example.(2 page PDF))
Clinical Inquiry (See example.(3 page PDF))
Community Project and Educational Program (See example.(2 page PDF))
Poster judging is a two-tier process.
Applications will be peer reviewed and judged on the following criteria:
Up to 50 entries will be accepted for display at National Conference. Of those, the top 12 will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.
2. Onsite Poster Presentation
Onsite judging for the top 12 posters will be held on July 31. Authors will have three minutes to present their poster and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Author(s) of the top 12 posters will be required to staff their display during select hours at National Conference.
Posters will be printed by the AAFP and displayed on easels in a designated area at National Conference. The top 12 poster authors will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.
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