Annual Call for Research Poster

The Foundation of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 13, 2009, during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.

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 of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings. Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or student “Research Days” are accepted. Concurrent submissions to other conferences such as NAPCRG and STFM are considered legitimate and are, in fact, encouraged. Submissions are for poster presentations.

CRITERIA: Submissions from medical students, pre-med students and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome. Please note: there is no resident category for the Foundation Poster Presentation. Residents may be eligible to participate in the GO! Diabetes Poster Competition by visiting www.gafp.org/GO_diabetes.asp. Students who have participated in summer preceptorship programs are especially encouraged to submit a poster on their summer experience.

Submission Format:
Entry Form- One entry form should be completed for each abstract and poster submission.

Abstract- One copy of an abstract should be submitted with your poster. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words. (If “work in progress”, shell tables and omission of “discussion” section are acceptable). Mail entry form, abstract and poster to the GAFP 3760 LaVista Road, Ste. 100, Tucker, GA 30084.

Review: All submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of three (3) members of the Foundation of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Board. Posters will be judged for awards at the time of presentation at the meeting. Review will focus on the following:
  1. Significance of findings for practicing family physicians;
  2. Quality of presentation of findings; and,
  3. Quality of methods used to generate findings.

In instances in which the above criteria do not apply, reviewers will seek to evaluate the extent to which the submitted presentation will be of interest to family physicians.

Presentation Format:
Poster presentation – Posters should be 21”x 27” allowing two posters to fit on one wide standing fabric covered 4’x6’ board which will be provided.

Research Awards: Awards are given to promote research in the Academy and are reserved for submissions of exceptional quality. One award will be given for the best presentation in the following categories: 1. Medical Students (one $750 award) 2. Pre-med Students (one $750 award) 3.Practicing physician/fellow (1 recognition award.)

For more information, please contact Kara Sinkule (800) 392-3841 or ksinkule@gafp.org