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 2023, 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, 2023. 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.
April 1 | Application Deadline
June 1 | Notification to Applicants
July 27 - 29 | National Conference
The submitter and all medical students and family medicine residents displaying their poster onsite must be:
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.)
Clinical Inquiry (See example.)
Community Project and Educational Program (See example.)
Poster judging is a two-tier process.
2. Onsite Poster Presentation