Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
2021 Annual Research Poster Presentation
The Hotel at Avalon
9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Friday, November 12, 2021
CALL FOR POSTERS
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 12, 2021 during the GAFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly.
Criteria/Who Can Participate:
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 of original work not yet published or presented at regional or
national meetings and completed. Concurrent (2021) submissions to other conferences such as the North American
Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) are encouraged. Medical
student projects previously presented at medical schools or on student “Research Days” are accepted.
During the submission review and acceptance process, several authors will be selected to participate in the research poster
presentation on Friday, November 12. The top submissions from each category (Pre-med students, medical students,
residents and practicing physicians/fellows) will be chosen to display their presentation electronically during the Annual
Meeting. In addition to displaying their posters electronically, the top winners will be chosen to give a small presentation
on the abstract during the Annual Meeting on the mainstage.
How to Submit Your Poster:
Complete Application Form One application form should be completed for each abstract and poster submission.
Please indicate on the entry form the primary presenter (the on-site person) and please
indicate if an advisor or coordinator was involved in the completion of the research poster
and the extent of their participation.
Abstract One copy of the abstract should be submitted with an electronic copy of your poster. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words.
Submit to GAFP Submit application form, abstract, and electronic copy of your poster to Milini Mingo by September 27, 2021.
Poster Acceptance Notification:
Competition finalists will be notified via email no later than Monday, October 11.
All finalists will be notified by email if their abstract has been accepted for electronic poster presentation. Finalists who
are selected for oral presentation will be notified by Monday, October 18 and are given a 72-hour time window to
respond. Please make sure the presenter’s email address is current to ensure that all important communication is received.
After receiving their email notifications, participants are required submit the electronic copy of their poster no later than
November 1, 2021. All posters will be electronically displayed during the Annual Meeting.
1. Prior to the Competition:
All abstracts will be reviewed and judged by a minimum of three judges. Review will focus on the following:
• Significance of findings for practicing family physicians.
• Quality of presentation of findings.
• 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. The top three winners from each category will be selected to give a
small presentation during the GAFP Annual Scientific Assembly on the mainstage.
2. During the Competition:
Posters will be electronically displayed at the time of presentation during the Annual Meeting on Friday, November 12
from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. You will have limited time (approximately 5 minutes) to present your poster to visiting
audience. Please make your few minutes count by being concise, thorough, and knowledgeable of the presented research.
Please note that you must be present during the scheduled time for your category to defend your research.
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Pre-Med Students and Medical Students Presentations
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Residents and Practicing Physicians/Fellows Presentations
One award will be given for the best presentation in the following categories:
• Pre-med Students (one $500 award)
• Medical Students (one $500 award)
• Residents (one $500 award)
• Practicing Physician/Fellow (1 recognition award)
Please note, if there are multiple presenters for a winning poster, then they will share the award equally. A listing of all
winning posters will be published in a GAFP publication following the November meeting.
For more information, please contact Milini Mingo at (404) 321-7445 or firstname.lastname@example.org