2017 Annual Research Poster Competition

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Competition to be held Friday, October 27, 2017, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.

Submissions from Pathway to Medical School Pre-med students and GAFP members who are medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome.

Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or educational projects.  Posters may address any topic relevant to family medicine.  Submissions must be original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings.  However, concurrent (2017) submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are encouraged.  Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or on student “Research Days” are accepted.

How to Submit Your Poster Information:

Please visit the GAFP website and access the Poster Competition information by clicking on the Education tab, then selecting the 2017 Research Poster Competition link.  Complete the entry form and submit it back to Angela Flanigan at aflanigan@gafp.org by Friday, September 29th with a copy of your project abstract and an electronic copy of your poster.

Poster Acceptance Notification:

Competition finalists will be notified via email no later than Friday, October 13th.

During the Competition:

Posters will be judged at the time of presentation at the Annual Meeting on Friday, October 27 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  The review will focus on the Significance of findings for practicing family physicians; Quality of presentation of findings; and, Quality of methods used to generate findings.

Winners will be announced immediately after the competition in the Social and Information Hub.

After the Competition:

Awards up to $500 will be awarded to the winning outstanding pre-med student(s), medical student(s), and resident(s). The winning practicing physician/fellow will receive a recognition award. Monetary and recognition awards will be sent to the winners within two weeks after the meeting. Please note, if there are multiple presenters for a winning poster, they will share the award equally.

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For more information, please contact Angela Flanigan (800) 392-3841 or aflanigan@gafp.org